PPPSS Videos

Postpartum depression: Not the baby blues (KidsCareCanada PPD series)

Postpartum depression: Not the baby blues (KidsCareCanada PPD series)

This video, created by KidsCareCanada, discusses the difference between the sadness and anxiety ("the baby blues") that is briefly experienced by many postnatal women and the extreme feelings associated with postpartum depression and anxiety (PPD/A). The baby blues often pass on their own, PPD/A requires treatment. In all cases, new mothers require caring support from the people around them.

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New mothers need support (KidsCareCanada PPD series)

New mothers need support (KidsCareCanada PPD series)

This video, created by KidsCareCanada, discusses feelings of guilt and worthlessness that may keep a new mother from asking for help, and how everyone can work to ensure a new mother feels safe and supported.

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The myth of motherhood (KidsCareCanada PPD series)

The myth of motherhood (KidsCareCanada PPD series)

This video, created by KidsCareCanada, explores the myth that exists in our society that all mothers naturally feel joyous, content, and delighted to be with their infants at all times. However, reality may be far different for many mothers.

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Treatments: An introduction (KidsCareCanada PPD series)

Treatments: An introduction (KidsCareCanada PPD series)

This video, created by KidsCareCanada, shows how depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after having a baby is a highly treatable illness. Professionals work with mothers to choose the right treatment options for that particular individual, which may include medication along with individual, couple and group support/therapy.

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Group & phone support (KidsCareCanada PPD series)

Group & phone support (KidsCareCanada PPD series)

This video, created by KidsCareCanada, explores the help that is available for families experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety through Pacific Post Partum Support Society telephone support line and in-person support groups.

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Treatments: Self-care (KidsCareCanada PPD series)

Treatments: Self-care (KidsCareCanada PPD series)

This video, created by KidsCareCanada, discusses how a "good" mother takes care of herself so she can take care of her child. Self-care is not a luxury, it is a necessity. New parents may need help with baby care in order to have time to care for themselves.

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Allen’s Journey

Allen’s Journey

Allen discusses his own journey though postpartum depression, his wife's experience with the same illness, and how they and their relationship ultimately grew as they worked for recovery. He also talks about how little support there is for new fathers.

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Pablo: A difficult balance

Pablo: A difficult balance

Pablo discusses the difficulty of balancing home and family obligations, particularly when one partner has PPD/A, and why doing so is vital.

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Pablo: What is PPD

Pablo: What is PPD

Pablo discusses how postpartum depression is different because the parent must try to care for himself while also constantly caring for a new infant.

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Robin: Pressures of motherhood

Robin: Pressures of motherhood

Robin discusses the unrealistic pressures that mothers put on themselves to be perfect, and how even those mothers who look like they are succeeding are often struggling in their own way.

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