Why do social services want to check on me after I've had the baby?

If you have a serious mental health problem, social services may call in to check that you are coping.

New mum at home with baby and social services visitor

Having a baby is a stressful time for any new parent, but if you also have a mental health problem you may need extra support. If you have a partner or family who can help you, you might not need this support, but otherwise they are there to make sure that you have the help you need and to make sure you are coping. You can use The Wellbeing Plan to work out your support plan for pregnancy and after the birth with your midwife.

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Last reviewed on February 1st, 2015. Next review date February 1st, 2018.

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