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Effect of fewer visits on postnatal depression is important

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 20 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:167
  1. Douglas Tincello
  1. Specialist registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology Liverpool Women's Hospital, Liverpool L8 7SS

    EDITOR,—Jim Sikorski and colleagues have conducted a large and detailed trial of the benefits and problems associated with different patterns of antenatal care.1 Such studies, examining outcomes such as satisfaction with care, anxieties about the health of the fetus, and the ability of new parents to cope with their baby, are essential to allow proper evaluation of the recommendations in Changing Childbirth, the report of an expert maternity group.2 The authors found that women in …

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