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Parenting is tough. We get it.

Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned pro, each pregnancy – and child – is a whole new ballgame … and so is how you’re going to feel.

Life with a new baby is not always easy and the adjustment to parenthood can be challenging for new moms and their families. Anxiety, depression and other mood disorders during pregnancy and after the arrival of a baby are realty for many expectant and new moms. Maternal mental illnesses like anxiety and depression impact nearly 20% of pregnant and postpartum women. This can affect physical health, emotions, actions, relationships, baby and partners.

York Region offers a number of supports to soon-to-be and new parents to help you through this new phase in your life.

Transition to Parenting is a 12-week course offered every six weeks for mothers with babies up to one year and pregnant women who are experiencing mood changes or are looking for support while adjusting to parenthood.

Health Connection provides up-to-date, accurate public health-related information to York Region residents, organizations and health care providers.

Chat Live with a Public Health Nurse offers expectant and new parents the ability to ask a registered nurse health questions confidentially and anonymously through online chat.

Sign up for our free newsletter, YorkParent, to receive useful tips and resources on topics such as:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Prenatal health
  • Parenting
  • Positive discipline
  • Child growth and development

Today is World Mental Health Day. You’re not alone in this. We’re here to help.
 
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