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”
Regardless of personal views, in Australia, abortion is a common medical procedure. It is hard to quantify how many abortions occur each year because surgical ones occur for many reasons- not just to end a pregnancy. (Yep, this is healthcare).
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)”
When you fall pregnant, it is often a time of speculation about whether you’re having a boy or a girl. You might be excited to find out what you’re having through ultrasound or wait to find out at birth. You get asked what you’re having. And even if you choose not to share this information, people will guess for you. They might do this based on pregnancy symptoms such as carrying high or low, morning sickness, the type of food cravings you’re having, and more. And sometimes, you just know or have a feeling about whether you’re having a boy or girl.
It’s really common to be apprehensive towards the end of your pregnancy regarding what will happen during labour. You do your birth plan, and hope things will work out ideally. Continue reading “Childbirth: The Good and the Traumatic”
Even before you fall pregnant, you can start building your baby and future in your mind: Continue reading “Gender Disappointment in Pregnancy”
Perinatal anxiety occurs during pregnancy or in the postnatal period (the first year after birth). Continue reading “Perinatal Anxiety: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment”
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.