"Not asked about my health"
About: Birley Health Centre Birley Health Centre Sheffield S12 3BP
Posted by dancer889 (as ),
I would like to highlight the issue of post-natal mental health care.
I work in mental health as a nurse myself, so when I developed post-natal depression after the birth of my son, I was surprised about the lack of service or system to highlight to other professionals, to check the well-being of the mother, while checking baby's weight/progress.
I received fantastic support from my community health visitor Glynis in Sheffield - although when I visited the GP surgery for a check-up on my son's health there appeared to be no concern for my well-being, given I'd experienced suicidal thoughts.
It doesn't take long for professionals to ask Mum about her health too.