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Mental health

Data Item category

Maternal Morbidity - pre-existing

Collections containing the item

Data definitions

TAS Perinatal Data Collection: Conditions, diseases or illnesses present prior to pregnancy or arising during pregnancy, which are not directly attributable to the pregnancy but may significantly affect care during pregnancy and/or pregnancy outcome. ACT Perinatal Data Collection: collect Edinburgh depression score and the week of gestation when screened.

Additional information

VIC, QLD, SA, and WA provide a free text field for maternal conditions, which may capture mental health issues. In QLD this information is collected as a medical condition or pregnancy complication if it is recorded on the MR63D as an ICD-10-AM code. ACT PDC plan to collect mental health conditions from 2012.

Related items

Substance abuse in pregnancy; Psychosocial issues

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