Scotland: baby guide refreshed with latest mental health information

09 May 2019

A popular resource for pregnant women and their families has been updated to include the latest information on perinatal mental health support.


The refreshed edition of Ready steady baby will be available to all pregnant women at their initial appointment and will contain guidance on mental health support.

For the first time, all midwives will have their own copy, and the guide will also be available in Polish, Mandarin and Arabic.

Lynne Huckerby of NHS24 said: ‘Ready steady baby allows us to provide quality health information through the NHS inform website, supporting people through their whole pregnancy and the first eight weeks post-pregnancy. 

‘It puts that information directly in the hands of Scotland’s new families and we hope that they continue to find it to be valuable long into the future.’

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