In this piece Dr Bronwyn Leigh shares her tips to observe your baby to build stronger awareness.
Parent stories and expert advice
New parents have to learn new skills. Sometimes, so do their well-meaning friends who come to visit.
In this personal piece, Kate shares her experiences of the challenges being a first-time mum brought and how reaching out for support with friends makes the journey easier.
In this video series, Dr Karen Wynter talks to a dad about his own experiences and how he and his partner faced the challenges of being new parents together.
For all the joy having a baby brought, for first-time mum Rochana there was also all manner of pain. But she found help was there when she needed it.
Adjusting to life with a new baby is enormously challenging and it can take time. Having realistic expectations of what pregnancy and motherhood involve can help women adjust to life with a new baby. This article will provide common misconceptions surrounding pregnancy and motherhood, along with some strategies that may be useful during this time.
This heartfelt and honest letter from a mother-to-be to her partner beautifully expresses her needs and wishes, reminding us of the importance of emotional support and open communication between parents during pregnancy.
No one can possibly tell you what it feels like to be pregnant, to give birth to a baby or to become a new parent. These are deeply personal experiences and are different for everyone. It is a time of great change and challenge, often bringing feelings of joy and celebration, and potentially also feelings of worry and anxiety.
We all know that smoking is harmful to health and that pregnant women shouldn’t smoke, but what effect does smoking have on fertility? What does the research say about passive smoking? How long does it take for the ill effects of smoking to be reversed?
Research Fellow at the Jean Hailes Research Unit, Dr Karen Wynter, joins Penny Johnstone on ABC Melbourne's Babytalk to discuss whether some cases of anxiety could be misdiagnosed as postnatal depression.