Says this article which suggests many new mothers develop depression because they feel under pressure to get everything right. No doubt this report will lead to a lot of new measures being brought in that will mean more visits from midwives and health visitors. I appreciate there are people that find coping with a baby difficult and over whelming but there are already a lot of checks in place for new mothers. I received at least 4 home visits from the mid wife and 3 from the health visitor after the birth of both of my children and did find this was too many. Personally I just wanted to be left alone to bond with my baby. I will be interested to see what further support the government feels is needed for new mothers.