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34991210106_d305469765_b.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xMany are given little or no time to discuss feelings at postnatal checkup, NCT survey finds

Mental health problems among new mothers are going undetected because many get as little as three minutes to discuss their feelings at the six-week postnatal checkup, research claims.

A sixth of mothers were given no time at all to talk about their health at the appointments, while 31% had less than three minutes, according to the survey by the parenting charity NCT. A quarter of the 1,025 women polled, who all gave birth in the last two years, were not asked anything about their emotional or mental wellbeing.

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The Guardian

 

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