The impending birth of a baby, although wonderful and much sought after for many, can be a challenging and worrying time. As well as the associated physical changes that women experience, it is also a time of great change in many aspects of life for both parents. At Eltham Mind and Body Psychology, we assist in guiding new and expectant parents through the perinatal period and offer support to new parents and babies to enable them to be their happiest and healthiest selves.
It is very common for women to experience depression and anxiety disorders both during pregnancy and after giving birth. Our perinatal mental health services offer support and treatment for these issues as well as less common disorders that some women may experience such as postpartum psychosis and bipolar disorder.
We also offer services for new and expectant fathers facing mental health issues related to pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.
It is vitally important to address mental health issues in the perinatal period as they have the potential to negatively impact both the mother/infant bond and broader family relationships as well as having a longer term impact on the infant’s social, emotional and physical well-being.
Our process includes the assessment, formulation, diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems and mental health disorders and uses evidence based therapies and counselling to help clients to resolve their mental health issues and psychological problems and improve their overall psychological health and wellbeing.
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