Baby Coming – You Ready?
Perinatal mental health issues such as depression and anxiety can result in detrimental impacts on pregnancy and postnatal periods. After recognising that current techniques for monitoring Aboriginal women’s social and emotional wellbeing in pregnancy were not culturally sensitive, ‘Baby Coming – You Ready?’ was developed. This innovative technology based screening tool has been designed by and with Aboriginal community members to assist young parents during pregnancy and their child's first year.
Areas of research
Aboriginal perinatal mental health, Aboriginal maternal care
iPads in consultation settings, a dedicated website and e-learning modules
Jayne Kotz (Project Lead)