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Postnatal care

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Settling & feeding your baby

postnatal depression or anxiety support

Read more on Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) website

Settling & feeding your baby

postnatal depression or anxiety support

Read more on Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) website

What Australians know about perinatal depression and anxiety

In late 2009, beyondblue: the national depression initiative conducted a national survey to investigate how the Australian community perceives perinatal (ante- and postnatal) depression and anxiety disorders. The purpose of the research is twofold.

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Postpartum psychosis

Postpartum psychosis is a serious mental illness that can develop in mothers soon after childbirth. If you think you might have it, see a doctor immediately.

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Looking after your body

Over the last 9 months, your body has had to change to accommodate your growing baby and preparing to give birth.

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Your physical and emotional wellbeing

Bringing your baby home can be a wonderful time, but it can also be chaotic and exhausting. Life with a new baby is demanding and unpredictable.

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Physiotherapy advice after pregnancy

Pregnancy and childbirth can be hard on your body. Read about simple exercises and healthy habits that can help you cope with many of the changes to your body.

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Mum’s first few days after giving birth

A lot happens in the first few days after the birth of your child. Find out what to expect, what will be happening to your body and how you might be feeling.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Types of care during pregnancy and birth in South Australia

Deciding where to have your baby and the type of care you want during your pregnancy (antenatal care), the birth and after your baby is born (postnatal care) is a major decision

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Postnatal depression in fathers

A new study by the Australian Institute of Family Studies highlights some of the key issues surrounding postnatal depression and fatherhood.

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