6 Oct 2015

Supporting pregnant women and new mothers with mental illness

Ms Heather Gilbert
Heather Gilbert co-ordinates The National Register of Antipsychotic Medication in Pregnancy (NRAMP), which is now in its 10th year.

She is undertaking a PhD at MAPrc, part time, supervised by Professor Jayashri Kulkarni and Dr Caroline Gurvich. Her PhD is embedded within NRAMP,  and is planned to add to this important work.

Heather's PhD topic is 'Developing a new model of support for pregnant women and new mothers with mental illness'. Her first paper has been published, and is about the special issues facing pregnant women with mental illnesses, increasing clinical awareness, encouraging risk assessment and promoting management planning, by using an integrated model of care in support of women during pregnancy and in early motherhood.

Reference: Gilbert H, Gurvich C, Kulkarni J (2015) Special Issues for Pregnant Women with Mental Illness. J Nurs Care 4:280. doi: 10.4172/2167-1168.1000280

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