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Websites

There is growing amount of information regarding Postpartum Mood Disorders available on-line. Below is a list of some websites that provide information and resources about Postpartum Mood Disorders:

APP Network: a website based in Britain which is dedicated to providing information and resources to those suffering from Postpartum Psychosis and their families

Beyond Blue: an Australian based website which provides information about antenatal and postpartum depression.

Bring Change 2 Mind: public service announcement providing information to combat the stigma of mental illness.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: provides information about clinical care, research, education and health promotion

DONA International Doulas provide emotional support for mothers and their partners during birth and the postpartum period. This site provides information about Doulas, research, resources and how to find a doula.

Life with New Baby: Information and resources for professionals and families
Best Start; Ontario’s Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre.

Maternidad Tabu: a website based in Mexico, providing information and links to resources in Spanish

Marce Society: an international society for the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental illness related to childbearing.

MedEd PPD: professional education, peer-reviewed web site developed with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health in the US. The site has two objectives: to educate primary care providers who treat women who have or are at risk for postpartum depression and to provide information for women with PPD and their friends and family members (see link below).

MedEdPPD/Mothers: a website for women with PPD and their freinds and family members. Developed with the support of the National Instituteof Mental Health in the US.

MGH Womens Mental Health: provides information about mental health across the lifespan.

Pacific Postpartum Support Society (based in BC) non-profit society dedicated to supporting women and families experiencing depression or anxiety related to the birth or adoption of a baby.

PANDA: An Australian based website providing information and supports to women and their families. Offers fact sheets on many topics related to PMD.

Peel Young Parents: a website for teens and young adults providing information and resources.

Postpartum Stress Center: helps families with planning for subsequent baby after experiencing PMD

Postpartum Support International: a U.S. based organization whose goal is to increase awareness about emotional changes women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.

Trauma and Birth Stress: a New Zealand based support group of mothers who experienced stressful and traumatic pregnancies or births that affected their lives negatively. Information and support to mothers and families regarding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after childbirth

The Smiling Mask: created to increase awareness and understanding of postpartum issues. Based on the stories of 3 women who experienced PMD and their journeys to health.

Websites for Dads

Postpartum Dads: intended to help dads and families by providing information and guidance through the experience of PPD. Information and resources are available that can be used by professionals to assist families dealing with PPD.

Postpartum Men: a site for men with concerns about depression, anxiety or other problems with mood after the birth of a child. Forum gives dads a chance to ask questions and share experiences.

Just for Dad: Baby’s First Year: Peel Public Health provides information and resources for new dads.

Blogs

It Takes a Village: Peel Region based Blog from a woman who has experienced postpartum mood disorder and wishes to bring awareness about the issue.

Postpartum Progress: U.S. based Blog for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The site offers peer-to-peer support and information for educational and advocacy purposes only.