Between 10-20 mums out of 100 will suffer from antenatal and/or postnatal distress (PND) – depression or anxiety or both.

This FREE 3-hr session will provide information about PND, so you know how to recognise the symptoms and be able to make a ‘game plan’ so that you can get back to your best self.

Partners and babies are welcome as they may be affected too.

Some of the topics covered in 3-hour course:

  • What is PND? Depression? Anxiety? Both?
  • Can it start during pregnancy?
  • Who is at risk?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • Common scary feelings and thoughts.
  • It’s ok to not be ok! To feel overwhelmed and anxious
  • Where can I go for help?
  • What can I do until I get the help I need?
  • Suggestions for partners and whanau
  • Tips on baby’s normal behaviours that sometimes can be very confusing and add stress

This is a FREE course, and is open to those in the Hutt Valley or Wellington as it is funded by birthEd.