Scottish mums turn to health visitors not GPs for advice

Mothers in Scotland are twice as likely to seek parenting advice from a health visitor than from their GP.

Research from BT and website Netmums found a health visitor would be the first port of call for 11 per cent of Scottish mothers. Only 5 per cent would turn first to their GP.

The research also found that the most popular source of advice for new mothers was the internet.
Nearly 42 per cent of Scottish mothers turned first to the web, compared with 41 per cent to their own family.

jonn.elledge@haymarket.com

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