Ready to COPE

Becoming a parent is many things...and easy isn't always one of them.

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Fully funded by the Australian Government, Ready to COPE is a free pregnancy and parenting app that equips mothers, fathers and non-birthing partners with clear, honest and evidence-based information.

Ready to COPE is designed to help you understand what to expect and how to cope with the range of physical and emotional changes and challenges of each week of pregnancy, birth and the first 12 months of being a mum, dad or parent.

And by entering your baby’s due date or birth date, you’ll receive relevant pregnancy or parenting information at the time you need it most. 

Weekly updates you'll receive during pregnancy and early motherhood or parenthood cover topics such as:

  • Coping with changes to your body during pregnancy 
  • Accepting your post-baby body
  • Coping with morning sickness
  • How to emotionally prepare for birth
  • Shopping for your baby
  • How pregnancy and motherhood can impact your career
  • Changes to friendships during pregnancy and motherhood
  • Common changes to relationships, sex and intimacy
  • Coping with an unsettled baby
  • How to make new mum-friends during motherhood
  • Parental burnout, parent guilt, and how to take care of yourself
  • What might increase your risk of stress, depression and anxiety in the antenatal period, plus how to know if or when you should seek help

Stay informed and feel reassured during pregnancy, birth and the first 12 months of parenthood

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Ready to COPE app for mums, dads, partners for pregnancy and early parenthood

Stress, anxiety and depression self-checks for mums, dads and non-birthing partners

Ready to COPE provides interactive tools to support parents’ mental wellbeing with self-checks for stress, anxiety and depression. 

The self-checks provide instant reports so you can monitor how you’re coping over time, and get access to further information and support services if needed. 

Ready to COPE also lets you monitor and track sleep quality, and features control-breathing exercises, plus hydration reminders to support your health during pregnancy and throughout your first year of motherhood.

Another popular feature of COPE’s free pregnancy and baby app is the appointment reminder to help you manage antenatal, postnatal, and maternal and child health appointment bookings.

Why mums recommend the Ready to COPE app for pregnancy and parenthood

Amazing app that focuses on parent's wellbeing

I love this app so much! It provides you with weekly updates from a clinical psychologist who gives useful and practical tips to look after your wellbeing in pregnancy and the first year after having your baby. I felt really comforted by the content each week and learnt a lot about how to look after my mental health during some tough days postpartum. The app also connected me with a wonderful mum's group via Mama Tribe and to a directory where I found lots of useful parenting helplines! I highly recommend all parents download this free app.  - AshaLouise

Support when you need it most

This app has helped me on my darkest days struggling with postnatal anxiety and depression. Having an outlet and a tool I can use to evaluate how I’m feeling and come to terms with my emotions has been enormously helpful, and I find myself excited when I am able to update the app on a good day and look at my progress. Highly recommend. - Melbourne Mumma

Created by Dr Nicole Highet, COPE Founder and Executive Director

Ready to COPE was created by Dr. Nicole Highet, the Founder and Executive Director of Australia’s peak body in perinatal mental health, the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE). 

As a Doctor of Psychology specialising in perinatal mental health over 25 years, Dr. Highet is committed to informing and empowering women and their families with timely, quality information.

Importantly, Ready to COPE is underpinned by the Australian National Clinical Guidelines, so it’s evidence-based information you can trust.

Feel prepared and reassured for the changes and challenge of parenthood

Download Ready to COPE at Google Play or the App store

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Viewing this on a PC? Scan the QR code with any phone to download Ready to COPE.

Ready to COPE app for mums, dads, partners for pregnancy and early parenthood

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