Pregnancy can lead to concerns about your health or affect your relationship with your partner which sometimes can be hard.
Good physical care, emotional support, learning about pregnancy and prenatal care with your healthcare professional is often very helpful.
If these concerns don’t go away, talk to your partner, healthcare professional
or someone you trust about your feelings.
Prenatal Depression and Anxiety Disorders are common
- Up to 10% of women experience depression during pregnancy.
- Up to 15% of women experience an anxiety during pregnancy.
- Up to 13% of partners may experience depression during the pregnancy.
- Early interventions can help you feel better during pregnancy.
You are not alone. There is help.
What you can do?
- Rest during the day when feel tired.
- Get a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep.
- Eat healthy food several times a day.
- Go for a walk 3-4 times a week.
- Accept help from family and friends.
- Let someone you trust take care of the baby once in a while.
- Take time for yourself.
- Limit the time you spend with people who make you feel anxious or sad.
- Reach out to your healthcare professional to talk about what help and treatment options are available
Reach Out (24/7 Crisis Service)
Call or Webchat
Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre (24/7 Walk-in Service)
648 Huron Street, London (at Adelaide)
Support Line (24/7 Therapeutic Listening)
Health Connection (Speak to a Public Health Nurse)
519-663-5317 Ext. 2280
Merrymount Family Support & Crisis Centre / Mother Reach Support Group
1064 Colborne St (at Huron)
519-433-0183, ext. 8111 or email ATapia@familyservicethamesvalley.com
Talk-in Clinics London and Middlesex