Resources for expectant and new parents.
Research suggests that more than 80% of expectant and new parents experience intrusive thoughts from time to time.
Fatherhood can feel relentless. The demands of taking care of a young family never stop, but in tandem with that you’ve also got to potentially stay afloat at work. In order to withstand those twin pressures, it pays off to pay extra attention to your self-care routines.
There are often fewer support services available in our rural communities. Access to perinatal specialists can be very limited and treatment can be delayed due to wait times or be cost prohibitive.
Dr Brene Brown tells us, “Perfectionism is a belief systems that feeds the thought of ‘If I look perfect, do it perfect, work perfect and live perfect, I can avoid or minimise shame, blame and judgment".
Women experience baby blues and this is not depression. It occurs between days 3-10 after birth and goes away by itself with supportive care.
For those who experience postpartum rage, asking for help can feel even more difficult.
No-one is totally prepared for parenting and this seems to be the main reason for relationship dissatisfaction early on.
There is much to process as you return to the workplace after having your baby. You may experience a wide array of emotions.
Becoming a dad can be a time of mixed emotions and you may have a lot of questions.
Embarking on parenthood is a time of mixed emotions! It is common to feel overwhelmed, isolated and exhausted with little or no deep sleep. You will most likely have a combination of good and bad days.
Children raised by single parents can be just as happy and emotionally healthy as children living with two parents.
Gidget Foundation Australia provides face- to-face appointments as well as telehealth appointments. Telehealth sessions can be conducted either via phone or using a video link.
Everyone is vulnerable when a baby is coming along – first time parents, those who’ve journeyed down this path before, parents from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds as well as non-biological parents and other carers such as foster/adopted parents.
Education and support about perinatal depression and anxiety is at the heart of what we do at Gidget Foundation Australia.
The journey to parenthood for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) people can be exciting and scary.
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