Speaking for the Baby Campaign

by Dr Bronwyn Leigh To celebrate the international Infant Mental Health Awareness Week – 11-17 June 2018, we are launching our Speaking for the Baby Campaign. We love advocating for babies. At the Centre for Perinatal Psychology, we help parents ‘see’ their baby with fresh eyes, and understand how their baby communicates. Babies have their […]

Thinking about your unborn baby

by Dr Bronwyn Leigh “An infant is conceived – and conceived of.” – Sarah A. Birss To think of a baby as both conceived and conceived of highlights the biological and psychological conception that takes place in the transition to parenthood.  Ways of conceiving both biologically and psychologically are varied and personal.  Your baby’s biological […]

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 […]