Lifestyle, What's On Our Mind

Are you suffering from post-natal depression? This may help.

Lizzie Marton by Lizzie Marton
November 20th, 2014

Getting prepared for the arrival of a little bub is so overwhelming, and while buying all the material things you will need is important, when the chances of having post-natal depression are one in seven, it makes sense to prepare mentally as well.

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Mind the Bump is a brand new sparkly app to help with just this – it has guided meditations, which are voiced by non-other than The Project’s fabulous Carrie Bickmore.

The app has been created by the amazing people from beyondblue and Smiling Mind and launched this week to coincide with Post Natal Depression Awareness Week.

The meditations address the different stages of pregnancy and postnatal periods, from the very first stages of being pregnant through to when the little bub is 24 months old.

Mind The Bump is free, the first of its kind in the world and can be used by anyone who has just become or is about to become a mumma or dad.

Check out this little video which explains a lot more about how the app works:

There are literally tens of thousands of new Aussie mums (and dads) who suffer these devastating conditions every year.

When we had Em Rusciano and Kemi Nekvapil on the couch, they talked about their different experiences with pre-natal and post-natal depression:

For more info about Mind The Bump click here.

You can also call the Post and Antenatal Depression Associations helpline 1300 726 306 and the beyondblue helpline 1300 22 4636.