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Fact Sheets & Research

Free Downloadable Resources

 

We have a wide range of resources available to help you in your work within the community of families in the perinatal period. These are available for download and print either our complete set, or individually. Alternatively, please email office@pada.nz if you would like some sent to you by post.

 

Click here to download zip file of all resources

Individual Resources available for download

 

Perinatal OCD

 


Supporting Māori Whānau

 


Breastfeeding and Perinatal distress

 


Pregnancy and Birth in a Pandemic

 


Behind the Mask – Te Reo

 


Behind the mask – Samoan

 


Behind the mask – Chinese

 


PADA Book “Are you OK…Really?”

 


Antenatal Anxiety & Depression

 


How Are You Really?

 


Dads and Postnatal Depression

 


PTSD after Childbirth

 


Behind the Mask – Postnatal Anxiety & Depression




The Idealisation of Motherhood – July 2019

 


Help when talking to Teens about Perinatal Anxiety & Depression – July 2019

 


Social Media – Oct 2019

 


Care for babies exposed to antiepileptic medications


Information about the benefits and risks of anti-seizure medicines to use in pregnancy

 

ACC have information and resources about the benefits and risks of anti-seizure/mood stabilising medicines for people who can become pregnant.

These medicines are prescribed to manage epilepsy, for mood regulation, or for pain management, and in some cases can result in Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome (FACS) in babies exposed in pregnancy. FACS is a cluster of congenital malformations and learning problems identified in infants exposed to anti-seizure/mood stabilising medicines in pregnancy.

Two booklets have been created, one for health professionals and one for people taking the medicines, as well as a flyer suitable for waiting rooms.

The resources were developed alongside with the Health Quality and Safety Commission, the Ministry of Health (MOH), and Foetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome New Zealand (FACS NZ). The full set can be viewed and ordered at no cost via the ACC online ordering system.

Along with this new information, ACC have also published new guidelines about injuries caused by exposure to sodium valproate in pregnancy. These will help health providers understand ACC cover and are available on the ACC website.

All resources are available here at the FACS NZ Website.