Most people have heard of postnatal depression, but many mental health conditions can occur in the perinatal period (pregnancy and postpartum). These are summarised below: Continue reading “Perinatal Mental Health Conditions”
Having a baby is a big life change (even if you already have children) that you can’t fully prepare for. The emotional shifts after birth, like the baby blues, can catch you by surprise. Continue reading “Coping with the Baby Blues”
After having a baby, women are typically more sensitive. Throw in the sleep deprivation on top, and it can seem that your emotions can reach new heights.
The deepest love.
The biggest worries.
The most incredible joy.
The highest irritations.
And grief, for what you’ve lost.
Postnatal anxiety can look many different ways, such as:
Growing your family and having babies. Continue reading “Perinatal mental health matters”
“Announce your pregnancy after 12 weeks.” Continue reading “Why the 12 Week Rule SUCKS (SW: pregnancy loss)”
Many women experience intrusive thoughts or images in the weeks after having their baby. Intrusive thoughts involve some type of harm happening to baby, which can be really scary and isolating. Continue reading “Scary Thoughts After Birth”
Perinatal anxiety occurs during pregnancy or in the postnatal period (the first year after birth). Continue reading “Perinatal Anxiety: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment”
There are a number of risk factors for postnatal depression that are well-established in the scientific literature. These include the following: Continue reading “Risk factors for postnatal depression”
Pregnancy support counselling is a particular type of nonjudgmental counselling that aims to provide support and objective information for women experiencing difficulties related to recent or current pregnancy, or even whether to consider planning a pregnancy. Reasons why women may access this service include the following:
– Discussing issues related to a recent pregnancy, such as loss (including miscarriage, stillbirth, birth trauma, or loss of your infant), or coming to terms with a termination.