Perinatal Food and Mood Study

We are looking for women who are between 8 and 15 weeks pregnant to be part of this study

Becoming a mum is a big change in a woman’s life and while most cope well, some women develop depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy or after the birth of their child. At the moment we’re not sure why this happens for some women and not others. Prevention and treatment focus on counselling and medication, which might not be available or suit everyone.

​In recent years there has been growing interest in the role of diet and nutrition for mental health. This is a fascinating and exciting new area which could provide valuable information for prevention and treatment of mental health problems. At the moment, we don't know enough about the effect of a woman's diet on her mental health during pregnancy and postnatally to be able to make clear recommendations to women.

​This research will further our understanding of diet, stress and mental health during pregnancy and the postnatal period.

​You will be asked to complete 4 online questionnaires, 2 during pregnancy and 2 in the early postnatal months.

​If you would like to take part in this important study, please continue to the following webpage: 

This research study has been approved by the UniSA Human Research Ethics Committee

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