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Perinatal Psychology - the perinatal period

Towards Parenthood is a self-help guidebook for parents during pregnancy and in the first year after having a baby. It was co-authored by Dr Bronwyn Leigh. Read more at Acer Press

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TIPS FOR NEW PARENTS

Each fortnight we provide you with an idea or strategy to help you manage stress, parenting and relationships during the perinatal period. This fortnight we focus on the importance of Reading your baby's cues.
Click here for tip sheets
the perinatal period

Pregnancy and the postpartum periods are highly vulnerable times for all women and their families. It is a time of increased stress due to the enormous changes that accompany such a major life change. This life experience requires complex adjustments and adaptations to the many changes that take place when having a baby – changes that encompass the physical, emotional, practical, social and relational. For people with an existing or pre-existing mental health condition, the transition to parenthood maybe even more challenging and requires additional support. We believe all parents need special care and attention at this important time.

The perinatal period is the time of highest risk for a woman to develop, or have a reoccurrence of, a mental health condition. That is, if a woman is to experience a mental health disorder, she is most likely to experience it in pregnancy or the postpartum.

At Perinatal Psychology we are keenly aware of the challenges presented to women and their families during the perinatal period and aim to provide a service that takes cognisance of developments in the growing literature in this field.


To read more about the perinatal period please see our new website at the Centre for Perinatal Psychology and our blog. You can read more about common presenting issues as well as our approach in working with families during the perinatal period.

Towards Parenthood is a self-help guidebook for parents during pregnancy and in the first year after having a baby. It was co-authored by Dr Bronwyn Leigh. Read more at Acer Press

towards_parenthood


TIPS FOR NEW PARENTS

Each fortnight we provide you with an idea or strategy to help you manage stress, parenting and relationships during the perinatal period. This fortnight we focus on the importance of Reading your baby's cues.
Click here for tip sheets