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Mental health and wellbeing

Mental wellbeing during pregnancy

Your mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy is as important as your physical health. Learn how to look after yourself, how to know if you need h...

Looking after your mental and physical wellbeing - video

Learn some simple tips on taking care of your mental and physical wellbeing during pregnancy and as new a parent.

Anxiety and pregnancy

Antenatal anxiety occurs when you’re pregnant and feelings of anxiety and stress won't go away. Learn to recognise the signs and get the support you n...

Depression and pregnancy

Pregnancy can have its ups and downs, but lingering feelings of helplessness, isolation or negative thoughts may be a sign of antenatal depression.

Stress and pregnancy

Stress is a normal response to major life changes but you can reduce pregnancy-related stress. Learn more about causes and strategies to help.

Baby blues

The baby blues are common in the first few days after giving birth.

Postnatal depression

Many women experience the 'baby blues' after pregnancy, but when feelings persist beyond these early days, it may be a sign of depression.

Anxiety and parenthood

Postnatal anxiety develops in the first year of parenthood and is common in both parents. Learn to recognise the signs and get the support you need.

Fathers and depression

There is widespread belief that antenatal and postnatal depression (PND) are experienced only by women, but research and anecdotal evidence suggest th...

Postpartum psychosis

Postpartum psychosis, a severe mental illness, can happen after you give birth. If you or your partner suspect postpartum psychosis, see a doctor.

Common worries and fears for parents

New parents often worry that they don't know what to do. There are practical ways to deal with the challenges so you can enjoy time with your baby.

Parental anxiety in the toddler years

Raising a child aged 1-3 can be challenging. It's normal to feel anxious about your toddler and parenting style but if the anxiety doesn't go away, se...

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