Postpartum Depression Treatments: Self-care


These resources are now owned and operated by Child Health BC who is making them freely available to parents, caregivers, families and anyone supporting healthy child development in the early years.

Moms Absolutely Have to Take a Break from Time to Time

A “good” mother cares for her child — and for herself.  This involves first-of-all getting enough sleep, a minimum of six hours over a 24-hour period. Making time to eat, exercise, breathe deeply, relax, connect with others and seek support will lift a parent’s mood and help them become a more “present” parent.

Find the Support that Best Meets Your Needs

Contact your health professional if you experience anxiety or depression. Early treatment leads to positive results.


Barbara Komar, Dr. Michal Regev,  Debbie Reid, Dr. Stefanie Green,

Kathryn Eagleheart, Julia Dascalescu, Dr. Pamela Nicholls