Next review date: December 2016

This guideline updates and replaces NICE guideline CG45 (published February 2007).

This guideline updates and replaces section 1.5.6 in NICE guideline CG62 (published March 2008)

It offers evidence-based advice on the recognition, assessment, care and treatment of mental health problems in women during pregnancy and the postnatal period (up to 1 year after childbirth), and in women who are planning a pregnancy. New recommendations have been added in all sections except the section on the organisation of services.

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