40% of new mothers struggle to cope with parenting

The NSPCC is calling on the Government to make sure new mothers have better support to cope with the "emotional turmoil" of looking after a child. Their survey found that two in five women struggle in the first few weeks after giving birth, and many felt isolated with no one to turn to.

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NSPCC: New mothers struggling

Two in five new mothers have struggled to cope with the demands of parenting during the first few weeks after birth, with a similar amount admitting getting "angry" with their baby, according to an NSPCC poll.