The perinatal journey comes with many challenges. For some, the challenges may relate to conception, infertility, and the emotional impacts of assisted reproductive treatment. For others the challenges may regard the devastating emotional effects of miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal loss.
The postnatal period is a time of adjustment, and rediscovering who you are as not only a new parent, but what this means for you as an individual. For couples, it might be about navigating the dynamics of parenthood together, and how this fits in to the relationship.
Below are a list of issues that may arise in the perinatal period.
Fertility & Conception
Fertility-related Depression & Anxiety
Emotional & Psychosocial Impacts of IVF & Assisted Reproductive Treatment
Fear of Pregnancy/Childbirth (known as Tokophobia)
Grief & Loss
Pregnancy & Birth
Decision-making around Pregnancy
Difficult Foetal Diagnoses
Antenatal Depression & Anxiety
Worrying & Obsessive Thoughts
Postnatal & Parenting
Postnatal Depression & Anxiety
Adjustment & Managing Feelings of Overwhelm
Parenting of Infants & Toddlers
Pregnancy after Loss