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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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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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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Pregnancy and Wellbeing: 10 interesting stories on the web

We are going to post a blog regularly based on 10 recent stories published in different websites related to pregnancy and parenting. Please let us know your thoughts and comments.     1)  'Mums-to-be get just FIVE hours' sleep at night during pregnancy' This interesting article published in The Sun reported a recent survey of 2000 parents. The results showed the common occurrence of sleep deprivation during pregnancy affecting 9 out of 10 pregnant women. Partners were affected too. One-third of the partners reported that they slept on the sofa or spare rooms so that their partners could sleep better.   Read...

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Websites for perinatal anxiety – what do the women want?

We are delighted to publish this guest blog by Dr. Donna Moore from the United Kingdon. Dr. Moore is a lecturer and research consultant at The Open University. She has been researching perinatal mental illness and internet use for the last 9 years and has presented her findings at several international conferences. Donna’s background is in counselling and she has enjoyed helping many women and their families with perinatal anxiety, not least because she went through it herself with both of her children. Her current work with Dr. Gini Harrison involves researching perinatal anxiety websites and how they may be...

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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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Supporting parents with a diagnosis of fetal anomalies during pregnancy

Naomi Martson speaks with IFWIP team to discuss the importance of supporting parents with a diagnosis of fetal anomalies during pregnancy. Naomi is a BACP and Infant Loss Certified Counsellor/ Psychotherapist from the UK. Through her organisation, Lifecare Counselling, she provides professional independent counselling and specialist support for the parents after a miscarriage, diagnosis of fetal anomalies, stillbirth or death of a baby in the neonatal period. With over 20 years’ experience of working in this field, she offers clients an impartial, supportive and a confidential service.   Research by the IFWIP team revealed the following:   1. The role...

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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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Opinion Poll

This is an anonymous survey and your information would not be shared with a Third party. There is only one question on the survey... Create your own user feedback survey   Thank you very much for participating in the Survey, really appreciated! IFWIP Team

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“How well do fathers do during the pregnancy?”

We are delighted to publish the brief review of the two recently published articles on fathers' mental health. The reviews have been done by Dr Pankaj Lamba, a very well-respected psychiatrist from the USA. He has had an outstanding career in academics and published many articles in the peer-reviewed journals. He completed his postgraduate dissertation in reproductive biology and then went on to do a postdoctoral fellowship with Daniel Bernard, PhD at the Population Council, New York and later with the same mentor at McGill University.  Dr. Lamba then transitioned back to clinical sciences pursuing his interest in psychology and currently is a practicing adult...

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