Managing Mental Health Conditions During Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

Beyond Blue, Australia

This booklet is a guide for women and their families on how to manage mental health conditions during pregnancy and early parenthood.

‘This booklet includes more detailed information about depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and puerperal psychosis. It aims to assist women, partners and families to seek help and find the right treatment.’

It covers the following topics:

  • ‘Mental health conditions during pregnancy and early parenthood’
  • ‘Depression’
  • ‘Anxiety’
  • ‘Bipolar disorder’
  • ‘Puerperal (postpartum) psychosis’
  • ‘What to do if you experience a mental health condition’
  • ‘Information for partners, families and friends’
  • ‘Information and help lines’
  • ‘Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)’
  • ‘Information resources’

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