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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Q&A with Moment Health CEO Nuala Murphy

We are delighted to announce that Nuala Murphy, CEO, Moment Health is joining us as a member of our Board of Advisors. Today is World Maternal Mental Health Day and we are proud to publish this interview with Moment Health CEO Nuala Murphy.   Please meet the newest member of our Board of Advisors at International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy as she describes her inspirational journey: Q. Why are you so passionate about Maternal Mental Health?
 My career as a marketing director (I became Chartered in 2010 and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing) has always seen me working...

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Dr Narendra Thagunna from Nepal is joining us as a Member of the Board of Advisers

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Narendra Thagunna from Nepal is joining us as a Member of the Board of Advisers. We would like to warmly welcome Dr. Thagunna. We are very grateful to him and all other members of our Board of Advisers for their valuable time in supporting the IFWIP initiative. Dr. Nrendra SinghThagunna, Ph.D. Narendra Sing Thagunna, Ph.D. is a Psychologist contributing in the field of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Suicide prevention, Parenting, Internet Addiction and Psychology in Nepal. He received his Ph.D. in Cross-Cultural Psychology from Kumaun University Nainital in 2010. He received Masters Degree in clinical psychology. He received Bachelor...

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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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Dr. Rukhsana Haider from Bangladesh joins IFWIP as a Member of the Board of Advisers.

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Rukhsana Haider from Bangladesh is joining us as a Member of the Board of Advisers. We would like to warmly welcome Dr. Haider. We are very grateful to her and all other members of our Board of Advisers for their valuable time in supporting the IFWIP initiative.   Dr. Rukhsana Haider, MBBS, MSc, IBCLC, PhD     Dr. Rukhsana Haider  (Bangladesh) is a physician, International Board-certified lactation consultant and public health nutritionist who studied at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. She is the Founder and Chairperson of the Training and Assistance for Health &...

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Let’s talk..

Mr. Gareth Presch, Founder and CEO of World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) has kindly invited Dr. Raja Gangopadhyay to join him Live on Facebook on Sunday 22nd April at 8 pm (UK time). Under the leadership of Mr. Presch and his team, WHIS is doing outstanding work providing a global platform to support our health services while creating community value. On behalf of the IFWIP team, we would like to thank Mr. Presch for the opportunity. We would like to invite all of you to join too...   Please let us know in the comment box below what are the topics...

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Dr. Bronwyn Leigh from Australia joins IFWIP Board of Advisers

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Bronwyn Leigh from Australia is joining us as a Member of the Board of Advisers. We would like to warmly welcome Dr. Leigh and her team. We are very grateful to her and all other members of our Board of Advisers for their valuable time in supporting the IFWIP initiative.     Dr. Bronwyn Leigh (Australia) is a renowned clinical psychologist and the Director of the Centre for Perinatal Psychology, an Australia-wide network of psychologists dedicated to mothers, fathers, infants, couples and families during the perinatal period, covering: planning of pregnancy/TTC, pregnancy, postpartum and early parenting...

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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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