About

Our objective

To advance the preservation and protection of good health and wellbeing of women during pregnancy by providing evidence-based information and raising awareness; developing and implementing a global pregnancy wellbeing programme and promote research, including without limitation in relation to health and wellbeing during pregnancy and by publishing the useful results of such research.

IFWIP aims to provide information to the following:

–  Women considering pregnancy

–  Pregnant mothers

–  Family members 

–  Partners

–  Every member of the society

Topics covered               Mission Statement


IFWIP website aims to provide information on the following areas:

1. Self-care: Diet/ nutrition, exercise, rest, relaxation

2. Pregnancy complications & its impact on mental health

3. Traumatic pregnancy and birth experience/ Post Traumatic Stress disorders (PTSD)

4. Tocophobia

5. Mental health emergencies (‘Red flag symptoms’)

6. Impacts of stress during pregnancy

7. Complex family/ social circumstances (homeless, financial difficulties, domestic violence, marital disharmony, drug/ alcohol problems/ under judicial custody, victims of sexual violence) during pregnancy.

8. Bereavement (pregnancy loss, stillbirth or neonatal death) or babies admitted to Special Care Baby Unit/ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

9. Partner’s mental health

10. Infant mental health

11. Parent-infant attachment

12. Adult attachment

13. Parenting education

14. Mental health conditions during pregnancy (anxiety, depression, OCD, Eating Disorders, Bipolar, Schizophrenia and Personality disorders) and Learning Disabilities and Postnatal mental health conditions (Baby Blues, Postnatal Depression and Post Partum Psychosis).

15. Use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

16. Mental health conditions in teenage pregnancy.

17. Cultural/ religious factors in Perinatal Mental Health in global perspective.

18. Role of alternative medicine and others

19. Peer Support

20. Bereaved families

21. Care of the mothers who need admission to Psychiatric Units

22. Considering pregnancy after perinatal Mental health illnesses.

 


MISSION STATEMENT

IFWIP would aim to achieve its goals by the following:

A) Access to evidence-based information:

 – Information available on the website

 – Educational videos

 – Printed Educational Materials (for use during Antenatal period)

B) Antenatal education programme (On-line and In-house):

 – Multidisciplinary with the highlight of the DREAM approach.

 – Tailor-made for all pregnancy circumstances (including different pregnancy complications) focussing on comprehensive care of physical, mental and social well-being.

 – Parenting education

C) Preconceptional information, advice & support:

 – Information available on the website

 – Educational videos

D) Engaging the whole society to remove stigma & myths:

 – social media campaigning

 – Podcasts

 – Webinars

 – Community events