Videos about postnatal and perinatal depression, a condition that can affect mothers, and occasionally fathers, around the time of the birth of a child.
More than baby blues
Emily had no idea what was happening to her when overwhelming feelings kicked in during her second pregnancy. At around 5–7 weeks her mood suddenly dropped: she couldn’t sleep, couldn’t keep her food down and found herself physically and emotionally exhausted. She was “utterly, utterly terrified because [I thought] they were going to take my children from me”.
(RNZ, NZ, 2015)
Mental health and motherhood
"Modern motherhood: we’re supposed to have it all, the career, the family and the life. But how do we make it work? When motherhood is nothing new, why do we have mothers on a path of despair and suffering from post natal depression?" Attitude Live explores the contributing factors and modern pressures on contemporary mothers.
(Attitude Live, NZ, 2017)
60 minutes – Postnatal depression
An in-depth look at postnatal depression in New Zealand.
(60 Minutes, NZ, 2015)