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NICE seeks to support new mothers with mental health problems

NICE is calling on general practice staff to assess the mental health of all women who have recently given birth.

Some symptoms of mental health problems may be missed as changes to appetite or sleeping patterns may be considered normal for pregnant and postnatal women.

NICE suggests that the routine six-week postnatal appointment could provide an opportunity for new mothers to be asked about their mental health.