Tips for Supporting Your Partner in Labour

Many women who have experienced labour and childbirth reflect on the support they received from their partner or other support person. Sharing the pleasure and the pain at such a special time, can make it a completely amazing experience.  

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Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss through miscarriage or stillbirth can be devastating. An overwhelming sense of sadness is common for women and their partners when pregnancy does not result in a healthy, live baby. There is no one ‘right’ way to feel when pregnancy ends unexpectedly. Every woman and her partner are unique.

 

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Paternal Depression: Dads Can Get Depression Too

Most people have heard about postnatal depression, but did you know that Dad’s get depression too?  It’s called ‘paternal depression’ and it’s a common experience for men. Up to 1 in 10 Dads will experience it either during the pregnancy or after baby arrives. It’s important to recognise that feeling anxious, sad or overwhelmed at times is a co...
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