Better mental health support needed for new mums
Support such as listening visits by health visitors to new mothers with mental health problems could be improved
Health visitors help new mothers to cope with mental health problems through support such as ‘listening visits’, but more attention should be paid to how such support can be improved, a survey suggests.
Around 20% of mothers experience mental health problems during pregnancy or after birth. Although many mothers experience mild to moderate anxiety or depression, only a minority receive help.
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Listening visits are made by health visitors (HVs)...
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