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Postnatal checks for new mothers need to be properly funded, charity tells government

Almost half (47%) of new mothers get less than three minutes or no time to discuss their mental and physical health at the routine six week postnatal check-up, according to a survey by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).

The charity is calling on the government to provide funding for a full postnatal check-up so that GPs have sufficient time to talk to a new mother about her health and wellbeing.

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Source: BMJ, 5 September 2019


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