Reflections on our inaugural Australasian Birth Trauma Conference

by Dr Bronwyn Leigh As the Director of the Centre for Perinatal Psychology, it was a pleasure to open our inaugural Australasian Birth Trauma Conference standing alongside Amy Dawes, Executive Director of our co-host organisation, the Australasian Birth Trauma Association. Amy and I worked diligently, curating a program to unite multidisciplinary professionals in integrated, collaborative […]

Birth Experiences Matter

by Dr Bronwyn Leigh  “My birth experience was the polar opposite of what I hoped and planned for.  I felt completely out of control and robbed of the loving, natural birth I wanted for myself and my baby.” ~ Mary, 31 Pregnancy, labour and birth experiences are different for each individual and couple.  Considerable anxieties may […]

When should you talk to a perinatal psychologist?

By Dr Bronwyn Leigh A perinatal psychologist works with families during the perinatal period – before and after birth.  At the Centre for Perinatal Psychology, we see people for: Planning Pregnancy Postpartum Parenting The reasons for seeking help during these times are broad, but include feeling anxious, depressed, having difficulty conceiving, losing a baby, having […]