“It's not only depression, it's worry, it's anxiety, it's anger and rage.”
Journalist Te Rauhiringa Krystal-Lee Brown shares her story of perinatal anxiety and depression.
Māori have the highest national rate of childbirth, but there's only a small proportion of Māori midwives in the workforce who are equipped with the knowledge to care for Māori mothers.
As a result, the majority of Māori mothers are cared for by midwives that know nothing about traditional Māori practices.
This is part of our reo Māori series, Ohinga, created by Mahi Tahi Media, with funding from Te Māngai Pāho.
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- 1737: The nationwide, 24/7 mental health support line. Call or text 1737 to speak to a trained counsellor.
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