Interview: Postnatal depression in NZ
Around 10 to 20 per cent of New Zealand women will suffer some form of postnatal depression (PND) and some dads will cop a dose too. And up to 80 per cent of women go through a thing called 'third day blues,' a totally normal, short, hormone-induced condition following childbirth. New Zealand psychiatrist and PND expert, Dr Sara Weeks, says it's time for women to stop suffering in silence and has penned a new book, Mothers Cry Too, to try and raise awareness of PND. In this video Nicky Park talks with Dr Sara about the various ways PND can manifest, how we can tell if a woman is at risk, what we can do to help and the fact that dads are at risk too.