There is concern more woman are falling through the cracks, with calls for midwives to be better trained to pick up on signs of depression and anxiety in both new mothers, and expectant mothers.
In this news item – Nimisha Waller of AUT Department of Midwifery said mental health was already adequately covered during training, but there needed to be better access to support services.
“It’s just trying to get into those services that could be a challenge and thats where more work needs to be done,” she said.
Watch the TVNZ story here
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