International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy (IFWIP) – our Global Partnership

by Dr Bronwyn Leigh International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy (IFWIP) and the Centre for Perinatal Psychology are both dedicated to optimising the health and wellbeing of pregnant women and their families.  We are delighted to be in Global Partnership, working collaboratively to raise awareness and advocate for emotional wellbeing in everypregnancy the world over. IFWIP was […]

Towards Parenthood: Preparing for the Changes and Challenges of a New Baby

by Dr Bronwyn Leigh Is it possible to prepare for having a baby?  We think so… It’s long been said that “nothing can prepare you…” for having a baby.  Well, that’s simply not true.  Yes, the ‘shock of the new’ is inevitable – that’s part of the journey.  But preparing emotionally before baby arrives and […]

The First Thousand Days

by Dr Bronwyn Leigh Recent Australian research carried out by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has focused on what they are calling the first critical 1000 days. The first 1000 days covers three discrete developmental periods: Preconception Pregnancy Infancy During these times, creating ‘optimal conditions’ for baby is the best way to promote physical, emotional and […]

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