Postpartum Depression

While it is normal to experience some mood swings, anxiety, sadness, and/or irritability following the arrival of a new baby, if these symptoms persist past a few weeks, it may be postpartum depression (PPD). PPD can affect fathers too.

While AMI-Quebec helps families cope with mental health challenges and illnesses in a loved one, we do not have specific resources for PPD. Please consult the resources below for help.

For perinatal loss, click here for our Grief resource list.


ACSM Montreal514-521-4993A factsheet on postpartum depression [E]Montreal
Le Berceau, centre périnatal450-446-7760Support groups (free);
perinatal in-home assistance (sliding scale) [F]
Beloeil (QC)
CHUM (Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal)514-890-8000 x36396A factsheet on the "baby blues" [E]Montreal
Fertility Matters506-853-4401
Support groups for men and for women; access to care, education, advocacy, awareness [E]Canada
La Maison Bleue514-509-0833Personalized assessment, counselling, support groups and workshops, referral and follow-up for different problems experienced by members of the family. [E,F]Montreal (CDN, Parc-Ex, Saint-Michel, and Verdun)
Montreal Therapy514-244-1290Couples counselling and therapy about infertility, adoption challenges, workshops ($ - sliding scale) [E,F]
Motherwit Doula Care514-237-0737Support groups on postpartum doula care (free) [E];
Postpartum family care package ($) [E]
OriginElle514-369-0688Support groups for single moms, couples and couples/singles using egg donation (need referral; covered by RAMQ) [E,F,Chinese]
PsyMontreal514-337-2473Psychotherapy, coaching, motivational interviewing ($$; some discounts for students) [E,F]Montreal
Les Relevailles de Montréal514-640-6741Support Groups, perinatal bereavement, individual or couple intervention (free), in-home assistance (sliding scale) [F]Montreal