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Postnatal care

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National Guidance on Collaborative Maternity Care | National Health and Medical Research Council

The Guidance provides information for women and maternity care clinicians about establishing and maintaining collaborative practice. Maternity care collaboration places the woman at the centre of her own care, while supporting the professionals who are caring for her. Such care is coordinated according to the woman’s needs, including her cultural, emotional, psychosocial and clinical needs.

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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.

Read more on beyondblue website

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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Your physical and emotional wellbeing

Information on your physical and emotional wellbeing after birth including how to survive the early weeks, your body, sleep, plus links to trusted resources.

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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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Postnatal depression: caring for a partner | Raising Children Network

Postnatal depression (PND) can be a confusing and distressing experience for both parents. Read how to support a woman or man experiencing PND.

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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.The following information is for people who live in South Australia.

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

Beyond babyblues: detecting and managing perinatal mental health disorders in primary care

This ALM discusses the screening and further assessment of women in the perinatal period for possible depression and/or anxiety. A range of both pharmacological and non pharmacological management modalities are discussed and the development of team based care arrangements are explored.

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