Author(s): Dr. Sara Weeks
Postnatal depression (PND) affects 10 to 20 per cent of new mothers in New Zealand and can persist for months - even years - if not detected and treated. Yet many women suffer in silence. In Mothers Cry Too, New Zealand psychiatrist Dr Sara Weeks, a leading expert in the field of maternal health, describes the many conditions that can affect new mothers - from the 'baby blues' to more serious issues. Practical and supportive, Mothers Cry Too offers guidance for new mothers, and their partners and families, on how to cope with the demands of a new baby and manage symptoms of depression, anxiety and other postnatal psychiatric conditions. Dr Weeks demystifies one of the most common complications of childbirth, while sharing case studies based on real stories and helpful hints on everything from exercise and diet to managing stress.
Dr. Sara Weeks has contributed to Little Treasures and Parenting magazines and appeared on television in New Zealand and the Pacific.