Postnatal checks for new mothers need to be properly funded, charity tells governmentBMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5438 (Published 05 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5438
- Jacqui Wise
- London, UK
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 rather than …