Motherhood is a time of joy but not without its challenges.
Life changes around pregnancy can increase women’s risks of mental health illness. Women of every culture, age, sexual orientation income level, religion and race can develop perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. And the whole family – newborns, siblings, partners and extended family and friends – are impacted.
Fortunately, women and families can turn to the BC Reproductive Mental Health Program for care, treatment and support.
Here, expert and specialized information, services and resources are available to women across BC, as well as to their partners, families and the care providers who work with them. By recognizing mental health challenges and disorders, early treatment can be offered to help families move beyond these challenges and thrive.
Staff at the program assess, treat and support women and their families who are dealing with mental health disorders and psychological difficulties related to pregnancy and following the birth of their baby.
On World Maternal Health Day offers an opportunity to raise awareness, reduce stigma and improve the quality of care for women and their families.
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