Postpartum services

Postpartum services

After birth blues

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Harriet Rosenberg
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares a conversation with Joan Robertson, a staff person at Post Partum Counselling (PPC) in Vancouver; Differentiates Baby Blues from Post Partum Depression; Discusses women and anger; Women and depression; Child abuse; Changes in relationships postpartum.


 

 

Postpartum depression: literature review of risk factors and interventions

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Donna E. Stewart
Phil Robertson
Cindy-Lee Dennis
Sherry L. Grace
Tamara Wallington
Publisher: 
University Health Network Women’s Health Program
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues that problems with existing screening tools for postpartum depression make it difficult to recommend them for routine screening. Concludes that depression screening “must be combined with systemic paths for referral of cases and well defined and implemented care plans to achieve outcome benefits.”

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Available online.
Notes: 
289 p. Includes bibliographical references.

A systematic review of studies validating the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in antepartum and postpartum women

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English
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Online
Author: 
J. Gibson
K. McKenzie-McHarg
J. Shakespeare
J. Price
R. Gray
Edition: 
119(5): pp. 50-64
Publisher: 
Acta Psychiatra Scandinavica
Publication Date: 
May 2009

Examines the the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) which is widely used to screen women for postpartum depression, and concludes that it may not be an equally valid screening tool across all settings and contexts.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Postpartum Education for Parents

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support

Offers support after the birth. Believes that there is no one right way to parent and that parental confidence increases by learning basic parenting skills and sharing concerns with others.

Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
pepmail@yahoo.com
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 6154
City: 
Santa Barbara
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
93160
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