Half of pregnant woman and new mums in the east say they can’t share concerns about their mental health during health reviews.
In a study by the NSPCC 30 per-cent say their consultation was by phone, letter or text rather than face to face.
The NSPCC has launched a 'Fight for a Fair Start' campaign urging the Government to invest £700m in ‘The Healthy Child Programme’
The research revealed only 6% of mothers in the East of England could recall seeing the same health professional in the health reviews that take place during pregnancy and up to their child turning one.
Mothers were asked about their experience of the first four health reviews that take place during pregnancy and up to their child’s first birthday.