Wednesday, October 26, 2011

BC Government Cuts Public Health Nurse Visits to New Moms and Babies

In classic up is down fashion, the BC government recently announced that it was cutting public health nurse visits to new moms and babies - and redirecting the resources to poor moms under the age of 25. The things is, a new mom, is a new mom - and she, regardless of age or economic resources may greatly benefit from the public health visit. Many new moms (regardless of age or economic status) do not know what is 'normal' when it comes to babies, or 'normal' when it comes to their thoughts and feelings around the birth. As a result there are cases of post-partum depression, jaundice, feeding difficulties, etc. that may go undetected. This puts at risk the health and well-being of BC moms and babies.

I'm starting to think that this government has it out for mothers and babies...

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