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GPs can help women to recognise the signs and symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety, and can play a key role in assisting women to recover.
In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, senior research fellow Alison Beauchamp, discusses the method ‘teach-back’ to improve the health outcomes of a consultation.
In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Jean Hailes research assistant Stephanie Pirotta explains the importance of good nutrition before and after conception and how it affects a woman’s reproductive health and the health of her baby.
In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Dr Karin Hammarberg, discusses why patients wanting to conceive should avoid endocrine disrupters.
In this Medical Observer article, Director of the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University Professor Jane Fisher explains the art of finding out if a woman needs help for postnatal depression.
When Mummy wears her happy pants we build sandcastles, go out for baby cinos and have lots and lots of cuddles. But when she comes home with baby Darcy, her happy pants stay in her wardrobe...
Happy Pants is a picture book for older children to help them understand that their mum's post-natal depression is not because of them, that families can support each other and that mum will get better with help. This book is a resource for both children and parents, bringing hope and a voice to this typically silent topic.
Illustrated by Liz McGrath.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University Gabor Kovacs, investigates subfertility, explaining that developments in assisted reproductive technology mean more successes.
In this Medical Observer article, Dr Karin Hammarberg delves into the impact of smoking on fertility and pregnancy and explains that even late quitters can make a positive impact.
This is a webinar for GPs and health professionals. Presented by Associate Professor Beverley Vollenhoven, Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist at Monash IVF, topics include the definition, scale and risk factors of infertility, plus psychological factors and effective treatment options.
PANDA is an Australian organisation dedicated to supporting the emotional wellbeing of women throughout pregnancy and early parenthood.
The What Were We Thinking blog follows the experiences of new parents across Australia. The blog is based on the What Were We Thinking program, an evidence-based intervention developed and run by the Jean Hailes Research Unit. This program teaches new mothers and fathers both practical skills for settling babies and ideas to help them adjust to changes in their relationship that can come with parenthood.
What Were We Thinking is an innovative program for mothers and fathers and their first babies. The content of the program is derived from research evidence, clinical experience and wide consultation with new parents, maternal child and family health nurses, clinical and health psychologists, general practitioners, paediatricians, lactation consultants and parenting educators.