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Your Calgary Centre for Postpartum Depression

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If you are experiencing feelings of real distress related to becoming a new mother, you may be suffering from postpartum depression. Serenity Now Wellness can help. We are here to help you navigate through postpartum depression, and help you manage your thoughts and feelings to help you feel successful as a new mother.

With our dedicated team of health professionals, we can provide you with the care you need so you can get back to feeling like yourself and enjoying your new role as mom.

What is Postpartum Depression?

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A common complication of childbearing, postpartum depression is a major public health problem. A serious mental illness, postpartum depression involves the brain and affects your behaviour and physical health. Sad or empty feelings do not go away and can interfere with your day-to-day life. You may not feel connected to your baby, as if you are not the baby’s mother, or you may not care for or love the baby. These feelings can be anywhere from mild to severe.

Women’s role in society is important, and women continue to uphold many responsibilities in life and society. The pressure to get things “just right” continues to mount for many women, and when things are not going as planned for new mothers and their babies, it can be difficult for women to understand why things are not working out. The lack of support new mothers face limits their abilities to get through these changing times. Our team of mental health, massage therapists, and nutritionists are ready to help you create a peaceful and relaxing frame of mind so you can work through your thoughts and feelings and get back to loving and supporting yourself and your baby.

Postpartum Depression | Serenity Now Wellness Center | Integrated Physical & Mental Wellness Centre | Calgary
Postpartum Depression | Serenity Now Wellness Center | Integrated Physical & Mental Wellness Centre | Calgary

Helping New Moms Feel Better

Postpartum Depression | Serenity Now Wellness Center | Integrated Physical & Mental Wellness Centre | Calgary

At Serenity Now Wellness, we recognize that women experience a range of emotions, thoughts and feelings related to becoming a new mother. Even women who have had children before are not immune to the thoughts and feelings that can arise with postpartum depression. It is especially difficult for second or third-time mothers to reconcile that they cannot connect with their babies, or that they are not able to bond with their children.

In some cultures, communities spend months helping new mothers recover and recuperate from the experience of childbirth. In North America, we have very much adopted a “women can do it all” attitude. As a result, many women often neglect to take time to heal their bodies following childbirth. This can lead to increased pain and potentially postpartum depression. Taking time with your baby and allowing yourself the time and space you need to recover will help your body and mind bounce back.

Treatment for Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression | Serenity Now Wellness Center | Integrated Physical & Mental Wellness Centre | Calgary

It is scary for women to go through PPD on their own. Studies have shown that psychotherapy treatments are one of the most effective ways of overcoming the difficulties women face following the birth of a baby or the loss of a baby. Together, we will explore coping strategies and tools you can use to help you get back to feeling ‘normal’ again.

Postpartum Depression | Serenity Now Wellness Center | Integrated Physical & Mental Wellness Centre | Calgary

Signs of Postpartum Depression:

  • Difficulty bonding with your baby
  • Depressed mood or severe mood swings
  • Severe anxiety and panic attacks
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Fear that you are not a good mother
  • Thoughts of harming your baby or yourself
  • Excessive crying or unexplained crying
  • Feelings of guilt, anxiety and inadequacy as a partner or mother
  • Extreme exhaustion
  • You are struggling to be present with your baby because you feel pain is distracting you
  • Treatment can be provided with psychotherapy and/or antidepressants.

Treatment can include therapy; talking to a therapist, psychologist, or social worker to learn different strategies to change how depression makes you think, act, and feel. Serenity Now Wellness has therapists onsite to help with your postpartum needs. Our outcome-based treatment is designed to help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated, be more available in your relationship with your baby and your partner and feel better prepared for the journey of motherhood.

Our “Taking Care of Momma Bodywork Package” includes

An initial consult for treatment planning (you can bring your baby to the session)

Regular bodywork treatments (massage or depending on your needs)

Helpful Resources

EMental Health

This resource can help you get a better understanding of PPD, and a reassurance you are not the only woman who has experienced it – through a series of real-life accounts.

Parents.com

This article gives several steps to overcome the stress or depression developed from infertility.

If you have recently had a baby, or lost a baby, and think you may be experiencing postpartum depression, Serenity Now Wellness is here for you. If you have any questions about postpartum depression, or you would like to set up an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us at (403) 454-7600 and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Call Serenity Now Wellness at (403) 454 7600 to set up a Post-Partum Depression appointment today!

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