Sleep in women: pregnancy

This webinar will present our current understanding of how sleep patterns change during pregnancy and the postpartum period; how common sleep disorders such as sleep disordered breathing and insomnia affect women and their babies; and current recommendations for managing sleep disorders in perinatal women.


In the last 10 years, a vast body of literature has emerged on the importance of sleep in pregnancy. Sleep disorders have now been linked to poor maternal and fetal outcomes such as gestational hypertension/pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, preterm birth, and low birth weight babies. Sleep disturbances such as insomnia contribute to mental health issues for women and their partners during this period. However, it can be difficult to separate normal changes in sleep associated with the physiological changes of pregnancy from significant disorders of sleep, especially when the prevailing view is that sleep disturbances during pregnancy are normal. 


  • Dr Danielle Wilson, Sleep Scientist and Research Fellow, Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health
  • Dr Bei Bei, Clinical Psychologist and Senior Research Fellow, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University
  • A/Prof Delwyn Bartlett, Psychologist, Woolcock Institute, University of Sydney.

This webinar is free for ASA members and open to non-members for a registration fee of $45. To register you will need to log in with your member details, or create an account on this website if you're not a member. 

The webinar will be recorded and made available online afterwards - free to ASA members and for a small fee to others. By registering to attend, you are giving your permission to be recorded.

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  • Registration closes three hours before the webinar starts and you will not be able to register after that. 
  • We will email you the webinar access details a few hours before the webinar commences.

Enquiries about this webinar should be directed to Kara Nicholson.

Date: Monday 6 July 2020
Time: 4pm – Queensland NSW ACT Tasmania and Victoria
           6pm – New Zealand
           3.30pm – SA and NT
           2pm – WA 

7/6/2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time

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