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Infant Mental Awareness Week

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Infant Mental Awareness Week

The association for infant mental health uk exists to generate awareness of and knowledge about the importance of infant mental health, not only for the long-term well-being of the child, but for society more generally.

They will be releasing relevant articles each day throughout Infant Mental Health Awareness Week to include:

Day 1: Difficult Beginnings: Pregnancy
Finding out your baby has a genetic disorder. How that impacts Parental Foetal Attachment in pregnancy and beyond.
Julianne Boutaleb

Day 2: Difficult Beginnings: Birth

How a traumatic or difficult birth impacts the baby and parent-infant relationship.
Emma Svanberg

Day 3: Difficult Beginnings: After Birth
How the baby and parent-infant relationship is impacted by a stay in SCBU/NICU.
Tommy’s – funding research/saving babies’ lives 

Day 4: Difficult Beginning: First Few Months
When previous losses get in the way of the parent-infant attachment.
Dr Beckie Lang

Day 5: Difficult Beginnings: Getting Some Help

If things aren’t going well in pregnancy or following the birth of the baby, it is important for parents to seek help.
Professor Jane Barlow

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