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Parents

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Each time you are seen your HV will concentrate a great deal on you and your partner’s health. She will be concerned to know how both of you are feeling and how you are coping with adapting to parenthood. At the eight week visit, you (mother) will be asked if you would like to complete a questionnaire about how you are feeling emotionally. This questionnaire is called the Edinburgh Post Natal Scale (EPNS) and can give an early indication of any post natal depression. Historically, this questionnaire has only been offered to the mothers, but recent evidence suggests that depression after a baby is born can affect both parents. If your partner would like to complete their own questionnaire, let your HV know so this can be arranged.