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PADA – Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa


Topics covered include:

        • Antenatal anxiety and depression
        • Postnatal anxiety and depression  (available in English, Te Reo, Samoan and Chinese)
        • The idealisation of motherhood
        • PTSD after childbirth
        • Breastfeeding and perinatal distress
        • Dads and postnatal depression
        • Pregnancy and birth during a pandemic
        • Supporting Māori Whānau
        • Perinatal OCD
        • Social Media
        • Baby Loss
        • Talking to teens about perinatal distress
        • Vicarious Trauma
        • Supporting Transgender and Non-binary Parents
        • Adverse Childhood Experiences
        • Postpartum Psychosis

Check if you are affected by perinatal anxiety or depression

If you recognise any of these symptoms in yourself or loved one ask for help from your midwife or GP or contact us for support. Do not stop asking until you receive help.

Here is a link to the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Screening test.


If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, self-harm, or thoughts of harming your baby, please call 111, or seek immediate help from one of these services

‘1737 – Need to talk?’ – free to phone and text – 1737
Crisis Resolution – 0800 920 092
Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Healthline – 0800 611 116
Samaritans – 0800 726 666

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