Perinatal Bipolar Disorder

Perinatal mental health is a critical aspect of a woman’s well-being during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Among the array of mental health conditions, perinatal bipolar disorder occupies a significant space, demanding attention and understanding. Defined by extreme mood swings and shifts between depressive and manic states, perinatal bipolar disorder can cast a shadow over … Read more

Postpartum Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Postpartum PTSD is a mental health condition that can occur after childbirth. It is a type of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that some women experience after giving birth. According to a study, one-third of women experience giving birth as traumatic, and consequently 3-6% of all women giving birth develop postpartum PTSD. It is important to … Read more

Perinatal Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition that affects about 1-2% of the general population. It is characterized by recurrent and intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) that cause anxiety or distress, and repetitive behaviours or mental acts (compulsions) that are performed to reduce or neutralise the anxiety. OCD can interfere with daily … Read more

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Perinatal Illness After A Traumatic Birth

In most cases, giving birth is a very special and intimate moment for a woman. However, for some individuals, the path to motherhood takes an unexpected turn marked by an experience that leaves a lasting emotional imprint – a traumatic birth. A traumatic birth encompasses a spectrum of distressing events during labour, delivery, or the … Read more

Perinatal Illness and C-Section

The perinatal period, spanning from pregnancy to the first year postpartum, is a time of immense transformation and adjustment for both birthing individuals and their partners. In between the anticipation of parenthood, the journey can also bring forth an array of emotional, psychological, and physical challenges. Perinatal illness, encompassing a spectrum of conditions, casts a … Read more

Perinatal Mental Health

What is perinatal mental health?  Perinatal mental health is the “emotional and psychological wellbeing of women, encompassing the influence on infant, partner and family, and commencing from preconception through pregnancy and up to 36 months postpartum.” Perinatal mental health conditions include depression, the baby blues, anxiety, and puerperal psychosis.  Perinatal Depression Depression can affect a … Read more

Perinatal Depression Tests

Do you think that you or a loved one is suffering from perinatal depression?  Although it is extremely important to seek medical help immediately, many women are afraid to ask for the help they need once they become depressed after giving birth.  There are a handle of reason for this whether it is feelings ashamed, … Read more

Postnatal Or Postpartum Depression, Is It Normal?

“…Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling…People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile” said Judith Guest.  If you are currently suffering from postnatal depression (also known as postpartum depression) or have experienced it in the past you are not … Read more