5 May 2021

Mothers encouraged to seek help for perinatal depression

From Pacific Waves, 6:03 am on 5 May 2021

More than one in five Pasifika mothers in New Zealand experience anxiety or depression during or soon after pregnancy - that's the highest rate of perinatal depression in the country.

But women of Pacific descent have low rates of accessing maternal mental health support.

Sela Jane Hopgood, has been asking why?

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