baby boom

Mums are getting older. The number of births to women (and girls) under 20 is down in all four parts of the UK. In Scotland there are now fewer births to teenage mums than in any year since 1952.
The bottom line is that whether we like it or not, our decision-making, even if it does feel natural, is influenced by pressure.
If the tabloids are looking for the real story here, it is not about teenage mums or even twentysomething grandparents, it is the baby boom, and the extreme pressure that is now placing on midwives and the care they provide.