MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES AND POST PARTUM DEPRESSION (PPD)

Posted on May 12, 2017. Filed under: raising multiples | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

28th May is Canada’s Multiple Birth Awareness Day and Multiple Births Canada is leading the educational charge in making folks aware that parents with twins, triplets and more will very likely experience some degree of PPD after their babies are born. Yes, PPD can also occur when having a singleton child, but multiple-birth mothers are more likely to experience PPD because of all the hormones combined with caring for two, three or more infants simultaneously. Occasionally, due to extreme sleep deprivation and the on-call hard work, so will fathers/partners experience some degree of PPD.

PPD is no one’s fault, is a disease, can be treated and affects everyone in the family.

Multiple Births Canada can be reached at www.multiplebirthscanada.orgLearn more about multiples and PPD and/or share your story and experience.

P.S. 28th May is the Dionne Quintuplets birthday. We greatly acknowledge that Annette and Cecile (the surviving of the 5) so kindly allow Canadian multiple-birth families to celebrate their special families on their Birthday.

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