Topics covered

IFWIP website aims to provide information on the following areas:

  1. Normal emotional changes in pregnancy

  2. Self-care: Diet/ nutrition, exercise, rest, relaxation

  3. Pregnancy complications & its impact on mental health

  4. Traumatic pregnancy and birth experience/ Post Traumatic Stress disorders (PTSD)

  5. Tocophobia

  6. Mental health emergencies (‘Red flag symptoms’)

  7. Impacts of stress during pregnancy

  8. Complex family/ social circumstances (homeless, financial difficulties, domestic violence, marital disharmony, drug/ alcohol problems/ under judicial custody, victims of sexual violence) during pregnancy.

  9. Bereavement (pregnancy loss, stillbirth or neonatal death) or babies admitted to Special Care Baby Unit/ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

  10. Partner’s mental health

  11. Infant mental health

  12. Parent-infant attachment

  13. Adult attachment

  14. Parenting education

  15. 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).

  16. Use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  17. Mental health conditions in teenage pregnancy.

  18. Cultural/ religious factors in Perinatal Mental Health in global perspective.

  19. Role of alternative medicine and others

  20. Peer Support

  21. Bereaved families

  22. Care of the mothers who need admission to Psychiatric Units

  23. Considering pregnancy after perinatal Mental health illnesses.


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