Get postpartum support

Once your baby is born a community health nurse will visit you in the hospital to tell you about the support and resources available to you.

Home visits

Each Yukon family will be offered a home visit. A community health nurse will come and talk to you about what the next few weeks will look like for you and your family.

They can give you advice and support with:

  • breastfeeding;
  • baby blues;
  • postpartum depression;
  • sleeping;
  • nutrition; and
  • growth and development.

Support by phone or drop in

Whitehorse Health Centre nurses are also available to help you and your family with your new baby:

  • by phone; or
  • during drop in hours.

Phone: 867-667-8864 or toll free in Yukon at 1-800-661-0408, extension 8864

Drop in hours

  • Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
  • Friday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Whitehorse Health Centre, 9010 Quartz Road, Whitehorse

Communities

Find your community health centre.

Help with postpartum depression

If you have 1 or more of the following symptoms 2 weeks after or within a year of having or adopting your child you may have postpartum depression or anxiety.

  • Anxious or having panic attacks
  • Very sad, all or most of every day
  • Out of control, isolated and alone
  • Exhausted and cannot sleep or eat
  • Worthless, overwhelmed, hopeless
  • Guilty or having feelings of inadequacy
  • Very irritable, frustrated or angry all the time
  • Worried about your baby’s health and your own

How to get help

  • Talk to your doctor, community health nurse or a counsellor.
  • Call the Postpartum Support International helpline at 1-800-944-4773.
  • Visit The Postpartum Journey.

Things that can help

  • Taking 1 day at a time.
  • Giving yourself credit. You're doing the best you can.
  • Knowing:
    • help is available;
    • it's not your fault: and
    • the sooner you get help the sooner you'll feel better.