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Avoiding Postpartum Mood Disorders, Part I/III

A Three Part Series by Christy Medeiros

Part One

Tips for Preventing Postpartum Mood Disorders

Prioritize sleep


  • Relax on the housework

  • Eat nutritious meals

  • Exercise

  • Sunshine and fresh air

  • Time to yourself

Stay connected with your support network

  • Invest in relationships with family and friends

  • Share your feelings with supportive listeners

  • Connect with other new moms – Early Years Centre, Baby Groups, Baby and Me exercise classes, etc.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Consider hiring a postpartum doula

  • Helps parents learn to care for and integrate with their baby

  • Offers emotional and practical support

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Can help with light housework and childcare

  • Connects you with community resources and information



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