Perinatal Support Canberra

The Capital Psychology Clinic offers a specialist perinatal service for mothers, fathers, infants, couples and families, supporting them through planning, pregnancy, postpartum and parenting. This is a vulnerable time for families, in particular it is considered a high-risk time for parents as they face the many changes and life adjustments associated with trying to conceive, having a baby, and raising a child. Our psychologists work to support all involved and we encourage you to contact our service if you are experiencing difficulties, or require support in the following areas.

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Planning

  • Pre-conception and conception support
  • Pre-termination or post-termination support
  • Support through fertility treatment
  • Mental health difficulties that may be impacting conception

Pregnancy

  • Pregnancy support counselling
  • Antenatal depression and anxiety
  • Unplanned pregnancy – wanted and unwanted
  • Perinatal grief and loss
  • Anxieties associated with birth and parenthood

Postpartum

  • Postnatal depression and anxiety
  • Infant mental health
  • Attachment and bonding with baby
  • Birth trauma
  • Premature birth and multiple birth
  • Feelings of sadness, irritability, guilt and being overwhelmed

Parenting

  • Preparation to parenthood
  • Adjustment to parenthood
  • Parenting approaches
  • Relating to and understanding your baby, toddler or child
  • Behaviour management strategies

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