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Is my perinatal depression and anxiety affecting the mental health of my baby?

Having a baby can be emotionally overwhelming, as it’s a time when major life adjustments are occurring. The leap from one baby to two, or more, requires even further adjustment. Your routine and lifestyle change — it can feel like life has been turned upside down.

Looking after your family’s emotional well-being

Families play a defining role in teaching, supporting and nurturing young children as they grow and develop. Children develop naturally when their parents and carers provide a supportive environment for them.

From the mouths of babes: A guide to understanding your newborn’s feelings

It’s important to remember that a child’s mental health and wellbeing needs to be nurtured from the moment they are born. If babies could talk, here are some things they would tell us.

Last updated: 06 March 2018
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