IFWIP aims to provide information on the following:

–  Women considering pregnancy: Encourage women with pre-existing mental health conditions to discuss with relevant healthcare professionals regarding their on-going medications.

–  Pregnant mothers: Encourage every pregnant mother to look after their mental wellbeing regardless of their mental health history with a focus on self-care. Provide the most recent evidence-based information to pregnant mothers regarding their mental health conditions to help them make an informed choice.

–  Family members: their role in supporting the mother.

–  Partners: raising awareness of the impacts of the pregnancy/birth events on their mental health.

–  Every member of the society: to explore how to work together to fight the stigma and myths.

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.




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