Prenatal and Postpartum Disorders


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.

Perinatal Depression can be seen as a Mother not Functioning at their Best.

Prenatal and postpartum difficulties may occur in the infant-mother relationship at any point and can involve sleep disorders, sadness, low energy, eating disorders, fears and even psychosis.

Research has shown that Postpartum Disorders are Multi-factorial in their Origin

Prenatal and postpartum disorders originate from both genetics and human relationships. The quality of community and family support can interact in a positive way with the other factors.


Dr. Carolyn Steinberg