New research argues that categorising fear of childbirth and diagnosing post natal depression is counter-productive.
Does heightened medical awareness of women's fear of reproduction encourage us to think that motherhood drives us mad?
Dr Ellie Lee, lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Kent and author of a new book Abortion, Motherhood and Mental Health and journalist Kate Figes join Jenni to discuss. Do you think we are pathologising birth? Tell us your experiences. Abortion, Motherhood, and Mental Health: Medicalizing Reproduction in the US and Britain by Ellie Lee, published by Walter De Gruyter Inc; ISBN: 0202306801