This much-needed book examines beliefs and myths around becoming a parent, and discusses postnatal stress, distress and depression. It offers local information but also draws on current research overseas.
After a baby is born, there is a time of significant adjustment for the entire family. It is a time when problems can arise and these are often not recognised. As failure to adjust to parenthood seriously affects the developing child and is also of concern to grandparents, family and friends, the book will be informative not just for new parents but also for those supporting families where there is a new baby.
Dr White is Associate Professor (Health Sciences) at Massey Universityâ��s Wellington campus, and is internationally known as a researcher in postnatal mood adjustment.
First published October 2005.
Gillian White is currently Associate Professor (Health Sciences), Massey University, and is based on the Wellington Campus. She is an experienced midwife and teacher, who trained in the UK and gained a teaching diploma in midwifery from the Royal College of Midwives in London. Both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees majored in the psychology of human development with a focus on parenting. She also gained a doctorate in medical science. Gillian is internationally known as a researcher interested in postnatal mood adjustment.