Live Chat replay: Postnatal depression expert

Up to 20 per cent of NZ women suffer postnatal depression.Photo / Thinkstock
Up to 20 per cent of NZ women suffer postnatal depression.Photo / Thinkstock

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.

Life & Style Editor Nicky Park spoke to Dr Sara this week (check out the video here) and then she hopped online to answer all your questions. Have a scroll through the transcript below.

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* Mothers Cry Too, by Dr Sara Weeks, published by Penguin, is available now. RRP $35.

For more information about PND visit the website mothersmatter.co.nz.

- www.nzherald.co.nz

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