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European Union, EU Human Rights Legislation:

UK Human Rights Laws:

Office of National Statistics ( – Live births by local authority of usual residence of mother, numbers, General Fertility Rates and Total Fertility Rates, 2009

a)   PND ratios based upon number of mothers suffering from post natal depression:

1 in 10 (10%) – Government guidelines to doctors on PND

2 in 13 (15%) – SIGN June 2002

(14.3%) – NICE Guidelines to implementing PND services

b)   Official statistics for incidence of severe PND ratio’s provided by Association of Post Natal Illness is 3% of delivered mothers

c)      The statistics for incidence of PND pyschosis are taken from the NHS Publication Birth to Five 2009 edition that states incidence of mothers Puerperal suffering psychosis is between 1/1000 and 2/1000 (between 0.1% and 0.2%)

Department of Health – Specialised Services National Definitions:

The Feb 2009 NHS Doncaster publication “Recommendation Maternal Mental Health – For the well being of Families in Doncaster” quotes the figure of 1 in 500 new mothers suffer from Postnatal Psychotic Disorder:

A National Survey of Psychiatric Mother and Baby Units in England -

NHS National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services:

CG90 National Clinical Practice Guideline – Depression in Adults (update) Depression: the treatment and management of depression in adults:

NICE Guideline, 2006 Routine postnatal care of women and their babies:

EMISEgton Medical Information Systems Ltd – the UK’s leading supplier of clinical software to NHS GPs with more than 34 million patient records: