Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Health Notes

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Health Notes

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MORE HELP FOR NEW MOTHERS IN A rare bit of good news for our much-loved NHS, new mums are getting more round-the-clock support.

A pilot scheme has been launched which will help 20,000 mums get advice on everything from labour and breastfeeding to sleep.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "The days and weeks before and after the birth of your child are among the most precious in your life, and while it is an exciting time, it can also seem overwhelming."

Women can get advice over the phone 24 hours a day from the Surrey Heartlands Pregnancy Advice Line, which will also free up midwives' time to deliver face-to-face care.

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