Medela Australia paid me for my time to be interviewed in this video. I was so passionate about the subject matter that I decided to write about the results of a survey they recently revealed.
A survey of 4,000 Australian women, by Medela AU, showed that after seeking advice from a family Doctor or midwife, the next place mothers looked was the internet.
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- It tells me not nearly enough people are comfortable talking about their experience with PND
- Therefore I highly doubt those women are getting the help and support they need
- Speaking to a friend/ partner or family member
- Reading about people’s similar experiences online
- Consulting a Doctor or Midwife
So just like my advice in the video– we need to create our own villages.These could be online communities, forums, blogs, new friends. Medela AU have created a personalised app with all of these elements and more at your fingertips…Available even in the dim glow of a 3am feed.
To learn more about the Medela app clik here. I will plan to have it for the next bub because it’s a combination of several different apps I used when I had my daughter.
Note: Can I just say, participating in this campaign has been a privilege. I’m proud to work with a company like Medela AU who are clearly sensitive to a mothers needs. I hope this study encourages women to speak out, because they will find that they are definitely not alone.
If you or someone you love is suffering from depression please contact your local crisis hotline or beyond blue in Australia.