Postpartum depression will be the subject of a talk at Sardis Library on Feb. 13.

Postpartum depression is more than “baby blues”

Chilliwack registered nurse to lead talk on postpartum depression at library

A public health nurse will be on hand at the Sardis Library next week, to offer information and support for new mothers about postpartum depression.

Join Heidi Beckerleg, RN from Chilliwack Public Health Unit to find out how to recognize signs of when you need help to cope, to have hope that you CAN cope, and tips to help you realize what a wonderful mom you really are.

The Postpartum Wellness event will take place 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 13.

HealthLinkBC describes postpartum depression as a serious illness that can occur in the first few months after childbirth, miscarriage and stillbirth. New mothers with postpartum depression can feel very sad, hopeless, and worthless, and may have trouble caring for and bonding with their baby. But it is treatable.

They underline that postpartum depression is not the “baby blues,” which usually go away within a couple of weeks. The symptoms of postpartum depression can last for months and have serious consequences, including postpartum psychosis.

There is no registration required for the talk at Sardis Library.

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