Mother of twins Jess Wheller shares her experience after hearing about Murdoch Children's research findings released 19 July 2016 highlighting alarming rates of depression for parents of babies born before 30 weeks.
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Dr Hannah Woolhouse, mental health expert from our Healthy Mother's Healthy Families Research group answers questions commonly asked by new mums.
Parenting can be a stressful and challenging task at the best of times. From conception through to birth, getting to know your baby and navigating what’s best for your child as they grow into a young adult is a big responsibility that requires a lot of patience and perseverance. For Mary Storch, mother of a daughter with a rare genetic condition, parenting presents these same challenges - plus many more that most of us will never experience.
Generally when we think of what constitutes a good night’s sleep for children, the advice of getting in ten hours comes to mind. However new research from the long term Growing Up Australia study has given us reason to rethink what is most integral to getting a good night’s rest for optimum health and wellbeing.
While having a baby brings many new and exciting experiences, research shows that women are at their highest lifetime risk for mental ill health in the time before and after having a baby, and it is well known that postnatal depression is a common experience for many new mums.