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Partners to Parents

Partners to Parents is designed to help couples stay connected when they have a baby.

Partners to Parents provides practical tips for partners on how they can support one another through this major life event. Having a strong and healthy relationship benefits the whole family and reduces the chance of perinatal depression and anxiety.

There’s information on:

  • how to stay connected to your partner
  • how to work together as a team
  • what to do if you think you or your partner is struggling
  • how to communicate with your partner when you are feeling stressed
  • understanding how your sexual relationship may change when you have a baby.

The content is based on research evidence and is endorsed by a panel of more than 50 parents, researchers, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and counsellors with expertise in mental health during pregnancy and following childbirth.

Partners to Parents is proud to be father and same sex couple inclusive.

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Problem solving as a team - Partners to Parents

Learn how to engage in effective problem solving by breaking it down into these 5 steps. Improve your teamwork and reduce conflict.

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Managing conflict when you become parents - Partners to Parents

Most couples experience an increase inarguments during pregnancy and following childbirth. Managing conflict well will benefit your whole family.

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Seeking professional help - Partners to Parents

If you are concerned that your partner is experiencing depression or anxiety its important to consider seeking professional help

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Alcohol and drugs - Partners to Parents

There are a lot of challenges when you become a parent, and it can be tempting to use alcohol and drugs to cope. Learn more.

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The evidence behind Partners to Parents

Partners to Parents is backed by extensive evidence and endorsed by perinatal mental health professionals and consumer advocates.

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Talking about tricky things - Partners to Parents

Talking about painful and negative thoughts can be difficult. Learn how to talk to your partner when you feel sad, angry, or anxious

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Risk factors for perinatal depression - Partners to Parents

Find out what risk factors increase the likelihood that you will experience depression and anxiety during pregnancy or following childbirth.

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Seeking help from family and friends - Partners to Parents

Seeking help from family and friends can help reduce the stress of parenting. Existing supports and friendships can change when you become parents.

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Listening to your partner - Partners to Parents - learn tips

Listening to your partner is important. Babies develop well if their parents can listen to one another with respect and affection.

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Adapting to Parenthood - Partners to Parents - learn acceptance

Adapting to parenthood can be tricky! Learn how you and your partner can make this transition as smooth as possible.Use the 5 steps to acceptance.

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