“I wish I knew…”
Many expecting mums and dads are surprised and shocked by how challenging becoming a parent can be. Up to one in five expecting or new mothers and one in ten expecting or new fathers will experience perinatal anxiety or depression. Up to 100 Highlands families will be affected by this illness this year alone.
12 – 17 November is Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week, established by PANDA in 2005 to increase awareness, reduce the stigma of the illness, and support the wellbeing of expecting and new parents. To read more click on the Fold link below.
- Perinatal Depression and Anxiety week is this week ,… by The Calm Blogger As time progresses, we as a society have made great progress in understanding women’s emotional state following childbirth, especially in delicate areas such as postnatal depression, so much so that as a society we are able to better recognised early signs of struggles and are able to provide support much…
- Gidget Foundation Australia urges parents to start… by The Calm Blogger Gidget Foundation Australia urges all Australians, especially new and expectant parents, to Start Talking this November in an effort to break down the stigma surrounding perinatal depression and anxiety.
- Calmbirth sharing Gidget’s ‘Summer of Love’ &… by The Calm Blogger Why Summer of Love? Gidget was the nickname of a young, vibrant and joyful Sydney mother. She had a loving, supportive family and a wide network of caring friends. Gidget took her own life while suffering postnatal depression.