Positively Pregnant App in the Media


RNZ  – Sunday Morning Talk



When Dr. Carrie Barber had her first child she went into labour pre-term … the trauma of that coming after two miscarriages. She felt like a failed mother at the time, and blamed herself. Thirteen percent of mothers in New Zealand suffer from similar thoughts…

Listen to the full talk here…

Idealog Article

Pregnancy app to help with stress and wellbeing



An app designed to help prevent postnatal depression and anxiety amongst expectant mothers has been relaunched by the University of Waikato following a seed funding from WaikatoLink.

Dr Carrie Barber, from the University’s School of Psychology, first developed the app in 2017 and piloted it with a group of mothers. Now, following the University’s funding, a redesigned and updated version has been launched…

Read full story here…


Newshub article

How one app is hoping to help prevent postnatal depression



One in five women will experience high levels of anxiety and depression during or soon after their pregnancy. But now a new app called Positively Pregnant is hoping to help many women manage their stress and maintain their well being.  Waikato University senior lecturer Carrie Barber spoke to The AM Show.

Watch Carrie’s full interview here.


Stuff article

Waikato psychologist creates app to help mothers with postnatal depression and anxiety



Soteria Interview

Interview with Dr Carrie Barber Perinatal Psychologist & Developer of Positively Pregnant app



The beginning of my parenting journey was pretty stressful. I had two miscarriages (which is not unusual, but when it’s you, it is pretty scary), and then in my third pregnancy – just when I was feeling more confident and starting to plan the baby’s bedroom – at 27 weeks, I started to have contractions. I was admitted to hospital, and…

Read full interview here…