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Postnatal Depression

In this section of the website we have collated lots of information about postnatal depression.

Postnatal Depression Articles

How to feel better with perinatal anxiety – during or after pregnancy

If you’re experiencing perinatal anxiety, as many women do, there’s no need to put up with it. Instead of waiting, there are evidence-based treatments to improve your quality of life right now. Some involve seeing a doctor or psychologist, and others you can do by yourself, at home. Cognitive behavioural therapy and other psychotherapies You might have guessed that psychotherapy is a common prenatal and postnatal anxiety treatment. Of all the “talk” therapies, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has the

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Helping Young Mothers at Risk of Mental Illness

Young mothers at risk of perinatal mental health issues will have instant access to expert advice following the launch today of a new mental health awareness online resource by the Minister for Mental Health, Kevin Humphries. Mr Humphries said National Postnatal Depression Awareness Week, which begins today, was the perfect time to launch the innovative website www.ivebeenthere.org.au “The perinatal period - including pregnancy and year following childbirth - is a time of great change for woman, their partners and


When Life Takes a Different Path: A Tale of Postnatal Depression

By Kirrilee Heartman In the dead of night in October, 2009, I gave birth to my fourth baby. The room was dim, and the air had a sombre peacefulness to it. I had gone nearly two weeks overdue with this baby, and I hadn’t been in a hurry to meet her; in fact, I would have been quite happy to remain pregnant indefinitely. Having three children already, I knew the turbulence, the highs and lows, the rapid changes of the