Parenting in a Pandemic: Women’s Mental Health and Wellbeing During COVID-19

Women’s Health East are proud to present Parenting in a Pandemic: Women’s Mental Health and Wellbeing During COVID-19, a research report about local women’s lived experience of being a new parent against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of this on their mental health and wellbeing.

This year, Women’s Heath East spoke with women from the eastern region of Melbourne about their experiences of parenting a new baby during the Victorian lockdown.  Their stories provide insight into unique experiences of new mother’s during COVID-19, and guide key recommendations on how to better support new parents to sustain and strengthen mental health outcomes for women.

Based on the research findings, the report recommendations aim to address the challenges experienced by women who parented during the COVID-19 pandemic, with particular focus on their mental health and wellbeing. It is important to note that the recommendations are a valuable learning not only in the continuing pandemic, but in the general provision of perinatal and maternity care.

Download and read the Parenting in a Pandemic research report here.

Please keep an eye on our social media channels this week, where we will be highlighting the key findings, stories and recommendations from the project.

If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about the project and research, please get in touch.