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Partners to Parents

Partners to Parents is designed to help couples stay connected when they have a baby.

Partners to Parents provides practical tips for partners on how they can support one another through this major life event. Having a strong and healthy relationship benefits the whole family and reduces the chance of perinatal depression and anxiety.

There’s information on:

  • how to stay connected to your partner
  • how to work together as a team
  • what to do if you think you or your partner is struggling
  • how to communicate with your partner when you are feeling stressed
  • understanding how your sexual relationship may change when you have a baby.

The content is based on research evidence and is endorsed by a panel of more than 50 parents, researchers, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and counsellors with expertise in mental health during pregnancy and following childbirth

Partners to Parents is proud to be father and same sex couple inclusive.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Partners to Parents.

Last reviewed: September 2019

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Supporting your partner guide for parents - Partners to Parents

Free guidelines for new parents and parents-to-be on how to stay connected and reduce parenting stress when you have a baby.

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The evidence behind Partners to Parents

Partners to Parents is backed by extensive evidence and endorsed by perinatal mental health professionals and consumer advocates.

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Preparing for parenthood - Partners to Parents - becoming parents

Preparing for parenthood will make the transition easier! Learn about the changes that occur when you go from being partners... to parents

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Helping one another when you become parents - Partners to Parents

Helping one another when you become parents is essential! Learn how to share the workload (without getting into an argument)!

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Managing conflict when you become parents - Partners to Parents

Most couples experience an increase inarguments during pregnancy and following childbirth. Managing conflict well will benefit your whole family.

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Strengthen your connection - Partners to Parents - learn how

Do you feel like now never have time for your partner now that you are parents? Learn how you can have fun and strengthen your connection.

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Self care - Partners to Parents

Self care helps you cope with less sleep and recover from birth. Learn how you and your partner can take care of yourselves.

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Risk factors for perinatal depression - Partners to Parents

Find out what risk factors increase the likelihood that you will experience depression and anxiety during pregnancy or following childbirth.

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Depression - Partners to Parents

Are you or your partner experiencing depression? Find out the symptoms of depression in fathers and mothers.

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Listening to your partner - Partners to Parents - learn tips

Listening to your partner is important. Babies develop well if their parents can listen to one another with respect and affection.

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