Perinatal wellbeing is the emotional and mental health of women and their infants during pregnancy and early infancy. Many women will find it hard adjusting to pregnancy or a new baby. It is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, which may affect how they look after themselves and baby.
Around one in ten women will develop depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy and one in seven after they have their baby. If untreated, depression and/or anxiety can affect the health of women, their babies and their families. Partners can also experience problems with their wellbeing during this time.
Getting help early is important for you, your baby and family.
The service is for women aged 18 years or older who are pregnant or have a baby aged up to one year and their families, living in Logan or Beaudesert who are having trouble coping.
The Perinatal Service offers free and friendly services provided by a Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Consultants who work closely with your General Practitioner (GP), maternity services, child health services and other health staff.
There are several ways to access the service:
Services can be provided in the community, at your GP practice or, in some cases, at your own home. Services are available in Logan, Beaudesert and Redland City.
Perinatal Wellbeing Service
2C Offices, Logan Hospital
Cnr Armstrong and Loganlea Roads Meadowbrook QLD 4131
Telephone (07) 3089 2734
Fax (07) 3089 2722