LIVE: Perinatal Mental Health 101: What You Need To Know About Mental Health During Pregnancy and Postpartum

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August 7th 2024 | 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST | Online Workshop (via Zoom) | FREE

Are you expecting a baby or recently had one? Navigating the emotional rollercoaster of pregnancy and the postpartum period can be challenging. Understanding what’s normal and when to seek help is crucial for your well-being and that of your baby.

Join us for a comprehensive and totally free online workshop, “Perinatal Mental Health 101: What You Need To Know About Mental Health During Pregnancy and Postpartum.” 

This workshop is designed to provide essential information, practical tips, and supportive resources for expectant and new mothers.

In This Workshop, You Will Learn About:

  1. Symptoms of Mood Disorders Like Anxiety and Depression:
    • Recognize the signs and understand the differences between normal stress, baby blues, and clinical concerns like postpartum depression and anxiety.
  2. Normal Relationship Changes:
    • Explore how pregnancy and postpartum can impact your relationships and how to navigate these changes.
  3. What’s Normal vs. Not Normal 
    • Gain clarity on what emotional experiences are typical, which ones require professional attention.
  4. Self-Care Strategies:
    • Practical tips for taking care of yourself amidst the demands of caring for a new baby.
  5. Creating a Support System:
    • Learn the importance of building a strong support network and how to seek help from family, friends, and professionals.

Meet Your Hosts:

Kate Borsato (Founder of The Perinatal Collective) and Arielle Segal (Registered Social Worker in Quebec), both experienced therapists specializing in perinatal mental health, will lead this free workshop. With years of expertise and a compassionate approach (as well as years of experience as mothers themselves), they are dedicated to helping you navigate this critical period with confidence and care.

Why Attend?

  • It’s Free! And it’s loaded with essential information about your adjustment to having a baby. Think of this as your labour-prep class but for mental health. 
  • Engage in Preventative / Early Care: Learning about mental health early in this period is crucial. Many new parents are surprised by how they feel, but understanding and addressing issues early can prevent them from becoming more serious.
  • Set Realistic Expectations: Setting realistic expectations and planning for anticipated challenges can help reduce stress and improve your overall experience during pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Connect With A Supportive Community: Connect with other expectant and new mothers who share similar experiences and challenges. Support is one of the most critical factors in mental wellness.
  • Learn Practical Tools: Walk away with actionable strategies and resources to support your mental health. There is so much to learn that can make a big difference.
  • Prioritize Your Mental Health as Much As Physical Health: Prioritizing your mental well-being is essential for a healthy and fulfilling journey through pregnancy and postpartum.

How to Register:

Register now to secure your spot in this workshop. Fill out the registration form below, and you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link and further details closer to the workshop.

About The perinatal collective

Welcome! So glad you're here. 

We're a team of mental health therapists across Canada with advanced education and experience in perinatal mental health, meaning you don't have to cross your fingers and hope that we understand how hard this stage can be.

We understand the nuances of the early stages of parenthood: how typical counselling strategies may not be relevant to parents with young kids, and how mental health challenges look different during this time.  

From deciding to have children, to navigating your journey through fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, relationship changes, parenting, career demands and beyond, parenthood can be full with challenges.

Our goal is to help you manage the peaks and valleys of the entire journey, while staying connected to yourself, and feeling whole, along the way.