Perinatal Depression

The emotional context

A new life

Pregnancy and childbirth are periods of profound change and adjustment at the physical, psychological and emotional levels. Like many young mothers, you may feel tired, stressed or depressed.

Be indulgent with yourself and give yourself time to adapt to your new way of life. Your baby is your priority, but do not forget yourself. Make sure you get enough rest, it will be good for your baby, too.
Do not hesitate to ask for help from those around you with regard to shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.

Obstetrics

healtcare

Accordages : new consultation

Christened Accordages (FR), a consultation has been created to provide childcare guidance for parents of babies aged between 0 and 6 months who are finding it difficult to cope with their new responsibilities.

Perinatal Depression

Mission

Mission of the Perinatal Depression Program

  • Promote information, prevention, screening and treatment for perinatal depression, targeting professionals on the one hand and the general population on the other.
  • Create, update and distribute a Guide to the main places in Geneva that care for women suffering from perinatal depression and their children and relatives. 
  • Promote interdisciplinary collaboration and links between physical health and psychological health in treating women, with a view to providing perinatal continuity. 
  • Develop, at a canton level, prenatal interviewing for the prevention and screening of perinatal depression.
  • Improve patient referral and respond to the growing demand for specialized care for mothers and mothers-to-be.
  • Make “non-psychiatric” professionals aware of psychological issues and support them in the comprehensive care of the psychological health of women during the perinatal period.