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Prevention of Perinatal Depression

In this blog, we bring you some recent news published in different websites. Please let us know your comments. 1. Prevention of Perinatal depression Link: JAMA Network US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently published its report on how to prevent perinatal depression. They have recommended that women at risk of developing perinatal depression should be offered counselling interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.     2. Use of beauty products in pregnancy Link: www.mamamia.com.au Pregnant women often struggle to get information on the safe use of beauty products during pregnancy and perinatal period. We certainly need more research...

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Infant Mental Health matters: How to build a happy brain?

We are delighted to publish this informative article written by Dr Rosie Knowles, a practising GP (UK) and author of the book, 'Why Babywearing Matters?' She has a special interest in holistic medicine as well as children and women’s health and perinatal and infant mental health. Infant mental health matters. Every adult was once a small infant, vulnerable and dependent on the caregivers around them. This early part of a child's life sets the stage for their long-term future. Our society is gradually becoming more aware of how important it is to provide a good start in life for children. There is...

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Meet Indrani Datta – a versatile singer who supported IFWIP mission

We are delighted to publish this blog about Indrani Datta from the UK. Indrani supported the work of International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy (IFWIP) during the Dil Se concert on 16th February (2019) as a singer. Her performance received high accolades from the audience. We are grateful to Indrani and the entire team of Eastern Euphony for supporting our mission in setting up a Global Pregnancy Wellbeing Programme.   Indrani Datta is a well-known singer from London, UK. She is originally from Assam, a beautiful state in India. Indrani started learning music at an early age. She has had a passion...

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PRESS RELEASE: Global Pregnancy Wellbeing Programme launch

International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy (IFWIP) & World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) Launch Global Pregnancy Wellbeing Programme 31/01/2019 International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy (IFWIP) and the World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) have joined hands to develop and deliver a unique world-class Global Pregnancy Wellbeing Programme based on health education, health promotion, and disease prevention approach, designed in alignment with the values and principles of United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 3). Stress and mental health conditions during pregnancy are quite common, affecting at least 1 in 5 women. Perinatal Mental Health conditions are one of the leading...

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IFWIP visits Royale Hayat Hospital, Kuwait

International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy (IFWIP) Founder, Dr Raja Gangopadhyay, was invited to visit the Royale Hayat Hospital, Kuwait, to run the Masterclass on Perinatal Mental Health for Maternity Staff. Dr Gangopadhyay shares his experience in Kuwait in this blog. It was a fascinating experience to visit the Royale Hayat Hospital in Kuwait. We received the invitation from the Head of the Department in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G), Dr Abubakr Elmardi, to run the Masterclass on Perinatal Mental Health for Maternity Staff. We conducted the Masterclass on 24th November 2018 at the Al Jouri Hall Royale Hayat Hospital, Kuwait. The Masterclass...

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Meet the Dil Se concert musicians: Shama & The 515 Crew

We are delighted to publish this blog to share the work of Shama and The 515 Crew in the music industry based in the UK and working internationally. We are grateful to Shama and The 515 Crew Team for supporting us raising funds to set up a Pregnancy Wellbeing Programme. They will be performing live along with Eastern Euphony at the Beck Theatre, Hayes, London on 16th February 2019. Concert details could be found here. IFWIP Founder, Dr Raja Gangopadhyay, recently had the opportunity to meet Shama and members of The 515 Crew (including the lead musician Hinal Pattani) and was truly inspired...

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Dil Se: a Bollywood Musical Extravaganza to support the work of IFWIP

Please come and join us for a memorable experience: Saturday 16th February 2019 at Beck Theatre, Hayes, London (6 pm onwards) After three sold-out shows in a row, Eastern Euphony brings their fourth production Dil Se, a Bollywood musical extravaganza support the work of International Forum for Well-being In Pregnancy (IFWIP). We are grateful to Eastern Euphony for organising this wonderful musical evening at the iconic Beck Theatre, Hayes, London (Grange Rd, Hayes UB3 2UE). Book your ticket now Tickets pricing: £10.00, £15.00, £20.00, £30.00 CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS For any query, please email: ifwip2019@gmail.com   Purpose The funds raised would be used...

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You came, conquered & began a revolution…

We are delighted to publish this blog written by IFWIP Founder, Dr Raja Gangopadhyay.     I would like to congratulate you all for your commitment and contributions in creating a history at the House of Commons, UK Parliament, on 10th December 2018, during the #HopeDec10. The event was a huge success and inspired us all to work together and make a change in the lives of the mother and families. It was fascinating to see how the wellbeing was discussed in the context of the definition of health by the World Health Organisation: "Health is a state of complete...

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Is it possible to prevent birth trauma?

We are delighted to publish this great blog by Tricia Murray. Tricia is a Therapist, Coach and Doula supporting mums through pregnancy, birth and early parenting. She is Founder of the Birth and Baby Academy,  Edinburgh Birth and Baby and Juno Perinatal Mental Health Support. Tricia lives in Edinburgh, UK, with her husband and 4 sons.      Is it possible to prevent birth trauma?                                                                          ...

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Reiki during pregnancy and perinatal period

We are delighted to publish this blog written by Marie Mamonia from Denmark. She is a mother, Reiki Master, poet, and a published author. She is the founder of We Make Peace.     It is an absolute delight to share my Reiki practice and philosophy with you on this blog for IFWIP which shares so much fantastic information where new mothers can gain help and guidance through pregnancy. Probably one of the most important times of our life to be healthy and embody peace is during pregnancy. I work as an intuitive healer, Reiki master, EFT and Matrix Reimprinting practitioner....

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