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 the tickets   Purpose The funds raised would be used to create a unique, world-class Pregnancy...

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Let’s join the dots..

Dr. Kat, Founder of renowned Mom & Mind, recently published a podcast interview with IFWIP Founder, Dr. Raja Gangopadhyay. Please find the details of the interview below: 'Team Approach and Global Understanding of Perinatal Mental Health'   To hear the podcast, please follow the link here.     Dr. Gangopadhyay discussed the importance of multidisciplinary care with regards to wellbeing in pregnancy and perinatal period. He emphasised the need for working together with everyone to ensure every mother (and family) receive the appropriate care and support they need from every part of the world.   To learn about Dr. Kats's work,...

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Let me share something with you…

IFWIP Founder, Dr Raja Gangopadhyay, writes this blog today: "I hope that all of you are safe, happy, healthy and enjoying every single moment of life. Today, I thought I would share my 'thought for the day' with you, which are the wonderful words from Gautama Buddha:   There is no path to happiness: Happiness is the path.     I would like to know what is your thought for the day today? Please write in the comments box below and let me know how the life is treating you today?   For me, the moment of happiness comes when - I listen, learn...

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Thank you all…

IFWIP Founder Dr Raja Gangopadhyay has written this blog thanking you all for your wonderful support and kindness: "I spent the morning today in a very peaceful place in England far away from the hustle and bustle of London. The weather was wonderful and the place was truly serene and magical. At each and every step of the nature trail, I was discovering something which was resonating with my journey of life... they reminded me of some lines of my two favourite poets, William Wordsworth and Rabindranath Tagore... It is joy enough to gaze at the road To watch the play...

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International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy (IFWIP): Who, Why, What & How?

International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy (IFWIP) is a global initiative to create a society where every single mother (and her family) gets the most recent evidence-based scientific information, care and support with regards to health and wellbeing during pregnancy.   This video explains a brief overview of IFWIP. For further enquiries, please email: contact@ifwip.org https://youtu.be/Mn0bzypvdYc   This forum aims to achieve this by bringing together everyone from all across the world who has a passion for promoting the health and the wellbeing in pregnancy. This would help in sharing scientific knowledge, expertise, ideas, and resources from everyone who believes in...

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IFWIP attends Unlimited Wellbeing event at Derby (UK)

IFWIP Founder, Dr Raja Gangopadhyay, had an opportunity to have an Exhibition stand to showcase the work of IFWIP to raise awareness of wellbeing in pregnancy in global perspective. The Exhibition and the Conference was organised by Unlimited Wellbeing at the Pride Park Stadium (Derby, United Kingdom). This was a brilliant event and there was excellent turnover. [caption id="attachment_854" align="alignnone" width="300"] Pride Park Stadium, Derby, UK[/caption] IFWIP stand was very well attended and people from all walks of life came and appreciated this global initiative. Dr Gangopadhyay also had an opportunity to speak with other Exhibitors and shared the theme of IFWIP with...

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Twitter Opinion Poll: Is it possible to prevent recurrence of perinatal depression with Mindfulness?

Dr Raja Gangopadhyay, Founder, International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy (IFWIP) conducted an opinion poll on Twitter on 18th March 2018. He asked the question: "Is it possible to prevent recurrence of depression in perinatal period with Mindfulness-based intervention? What do you think?" The options were: 1) Yes  2)No  3) Could be 4) More research needed 50 people participated in the poll and the results are as follows: 1. Yes: 15% 2. No: 10% 3. Could be: 29% 4. More research needed: 46%     A recent systematic review also suggests the need for more research: "Further methodologically rigorous evaluation using...

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You inspired me to DREAM…

In this article, IFWIP Founder Dr Raja Gangopadhyay reflects on his journey in 2017 raising awareness of the importance of wellbeing during pregnancy: I am indeed very grateful to all of you in the social media for your incredible support and I feel very honoured to know and connect with you. You encouraged me at every step of my journey and came forward to give me your valuable advice whenever I needed.... You inspired me to speak & express my views and opinions I learnt from you how to speak up fearlessly for the better care of the mothers and families....

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Launch of YouTube channel and a global awareness video

A dedicated YouTube channel was launched on 22nd October 2017, called 'IFWIP website'. This channel aims to raise awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing in every pregnancy. This would also explore how we all can work together to achieve this goal. Mental illness can develop for the first time during pregnancy or after childbirth, even if the mother does not have any previous mental health history. Therefore, the information and awareness are important for every single mother during pregnancy, regardless of the outcome of the pregnancy. The first video (Perinatal Mental Health: Why should we address this in Pregnancy?) was...

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An event at the UK Parliament to raise awareness of Mental Health conditions during pregnancy & beyond

I am very pleased to announce that I have a great opportunity to organise the following event at the House of Commons (#HopeNov20): ‘Addressing Mental Health Conditions during pregnancy and beyond’ on Monday 20th November 2017, 1pm – 6pm, House of Commons (UK Parliament). I am very grateful to the following MPs who have kindly sponsored the venue: Mr Richard Harrington MP (Watford) Mr Tim Loughton MP (East Worthing and Shoreham) Mr Norman Lamb MP (North Norfolk) Background and aims This event is dedicated to all the mothers and their families affected by the Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) illnesses and aims at raising awareness on Maternal Mental...

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