Call the Midwife? It's Time to Up Postnatal Care

Alice Rossiter | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Rossiter

Of course, we're told to call a number if we need support or advice. But many women won't. And especially not in the wee small hours of the night. Many will struggle in silence or sink into denial - snapping at a concerned partner or parent that "they're fine".

Is the Government Waking up to Midwife Shortage?

Cathy Warwick | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Cathy Warwick

Our number-crunching, for the year 2011, suggests that England is short of as many as 5,000 midwives. Progress on midwife numbers since the turn of the century reminds me of the tortoise and the hare. I just hope that, as in the case of that fable, the tortoise ends up winning.

Midwife Tells Of Missed Opportunities To Save Mother Whose Placenta Was 'Ripped Out'

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

A senior midwife has told an inquest there were "missed opportunities" to save an expectant mother who bled to death when her placenta was "ripped out...

More Midwives Needed for Baby Boom Britain

Cathy Warwick | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Politics
Cathy Warwick

We are in an age of austerity, of course. But the government often boasts that the NHS budget has been protected, and surely if there is any group that should be shielded from the brunt of any cuts it is newborn babies.

Middle Class Mums Opt For Private Home Births

www.telegraph.co.uk | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

An increased number of women are paying to opt out of the NHS and have their babies delivered by private midwives at home....