Resources for expectant and new parents.
The trauma of pregnancy, baby or child loss is at some level, always with those who experience this type of loss.
Self-care as a concept sometimes gets a bit of a bad rap. Some people think it's selfish or indulgent but in fact it’s quite the opposite.
As there may be more time at home during pregnancy and after a baby is born it is very important to still find ways to keep active in a way that is safe, interesting and fun or even recharging.
We are acutely aware of and understand the extra stresses faced by those undertaking or about to start their assisted reproductive journey.
Gidget Foundation Australia has compiled a helpful list of tips for new and expectant parents based on experts' advice.
Giving birth is a momentous event. We may recall the process with wonder, amazement and positive feelings, but it also may bring complex emotions as we reflect on it.
Family and domestic violence can have far- reaching consequences and is important to understand. Coercive control is one aspect of this abuse.
Mixed emotions are often felt when returning to paid employment as a new mum. You may feel; joy, excitement, a sense of dread, guilt, fear of separating from your child, nervousness, anticipation or even overwhelm.
As new parents we are all confronted with disrupted routines, a loss of social interaction and opportunities, job changes, and uncertainty as we make the transition to parenthood.
Envisaging yourself with your child, the shared activities, how they may look or what they may enjoy is all part of the natural transition to parenthood. As we start to imagine these things, it is difficult not to consider their gender.
Kindness is one of the things that we can control during difficult times. Often, it can feel as though there is so much happening that is out of our control, and the impact of this is deeply felt by us all.
Expectant and new parents go through enormous changes in their lives in the lead up to, and when a baby arrives.
This fact sheet outlines the process of making an appointment with one of our perinatal Clinicians.
If you know an expectant or new parent there are many ways to offer support. It can be hard to know where to start.
Becoming a dad is a life-changing event, but it’s also a challenging one too.
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