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Guidance recommends asking pregnant women about mental health

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 01 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:445
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Women should be asked about their mental health as much as their physical health as part of antenatal and postnatal care, new guidance for the NHS in England recommends.

    The guidance, developed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), the body that advises on the use of treatments by the NHS, recommends that healthcare professionals should ask women in antenatal and postnatal care about …

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