Editor's Blog

Buddying or prescriptions?

It’s hard to know whether the statement last week from NICE that all new mothers should receive a ‘comprehensive mental health assessment’ during their routine six-week postnatal appointment is cause for celebration or despair.

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Pre-conception care and considerations for women and men

I have recently been in contact with an amazing woman in the United States who, five years ago, initiated a campaign called the One Key Question - OKQ. OKQ encourages primary care-givers routinely to ask women of childbearing age, ‘Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?’ The aim of the initiative is for health and social care professionals to open up an opportunity to support women in their reproductive decisions, prevent unintended pregnancies and prepare for healthy ones.

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