Australian Birth Defects Society

A Society devoted to the study of birth defects

Mental Health and Pregnancy


Friday March 9, 2012

Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne

Invited Speakers

Dr Lisa Amir Senior Research Fellow Mother & Child Health Research Centre. La Trobe University Breastfeeding and drug therapy for mood disorder


Professor Anne Buist Professor of Women's Mental Health, University of Melbourne

Medications for the treatment of mood disorders in pregnancy


Heather Gilbert Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, The National Register of Antipsychotic Medication in Pregnancy update


Luke Grzeskowiak U South Australia

Long-term effects on child growth following prenatal exposure to (SSRIs).


Fiona Judd  Director, Centre for Women’s Mental Health Clinical Director (Medical)

Anxiety and depression  during pregnancy


Deb Kennedy Director, Mothersafe

Review of counselling by an Australian teratology Information Service


Associate professor Terry O’Brien Royal Melbourne Hospital

The Australian Pregnancy Epilepsy Register


Powerpoints slides of some of the presentations are available.

Email Helen Ritchie if you are interested.