Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

I think I may be experiencing baby blues or even postpartum depression – what should I do?


After you have a baby it is important for you to be gentle with yourself and try not to dismiss your feelings. Recognize what is bothering you and ask for support, be true to yourself and your needs – allow yourself to be human not a super-human, you did just have a baby after all! Do not try to self-diagnose or downplay how you really feel. You should discuss the way you are feeling postpartum with your healthcare provider. 

Read this Q&A to find our more about why you may not mentally feel like your normal, pre-pregnant self postpartum.

This post includes tips for helping women avoid exhaustion and low mood postpartum.