Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety:
Perinatal anxiety (also sometimes referred to as prenatal or postpartum anxiety) is very common. Although postpartum depression is familiar to more people, prenatal anxiety is treated much more frequently in my practice
Are you more irritable or tense (either psychologically or physically)?
In my practice, we offer one of the only treatment programs in the area specifically designed for new or expectant mothers to help them learn skills and strategies for dealing with the major life changes that come along with having a baby. The Perinatal Anxiety Treatment Program (PAT Program) is a 12-week program and is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
You are welcome to bring your baby to session and can take comfort in knowing that it is a breastfeeding or bottle-feeding friendly zone, and that crying babies, spit up, and dirty diapers are par for the course. We welcome you and your baby to session, so don’t sweat the small stuff.
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Dr. Kristen Kaploun Office
Dr. Kristen Kaploun Office
1100 Burloak Drive, Ste. 300
Burlington, ON L7L 6B2
Building is wheelchair accessible
Plenty of free parking onsite
If this is an emergency, please visit your local hospital’s emergency department, or call 911.
Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
1230 North Shore Blvd.
Burlington, ON L7S 1W7
If you cannot find the answers to any questions you may have, or if you're not sure whether we can help, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email. We will make every effort to return all calls or emails within 48 hours of initial contact, and from there we can set up an initial appointment.
Other local crisis hotlines and resources are listed below:
Burlington Telecare Distress Line
Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)
note: this is not an emergency service
North Halton Distress Centre:
Oakville Distress Centre:
Emergency Psychiatric Services at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton:
Hamilton 24 Hour Crisis Line: