As a midwife, I see the main pro being the motive behind these changes. It comes as part of wider government plans to improve NHS care for mothers and new babies, and it’s about time.
A man was questioned and later released by police.
Midwives continued to practice for years after concerns were raised.
These midwives are working against the odds to help mothers safely deliver their babies.
There was a 90% chance I had cancer. I felt myself fall through the floor. I was 31 weeks pregnant, 29 years old, still in the throes of grief
Last week my partner gave birth to our daughter in our living room - the culmination of a pregnancy that was extraordinary only because we received the highest quality of personalised care - all from the NHS.
Interestingly enough every time I spoke to the midwife about this she always smiled sweetly and said: "please keep an open mind Tina" - I scoffed knowing full well I did not need an 'open mind' as it was all going to go just beautifully thank you very much!
A photo that spread like wildfire online shows a young girl, dressed in a baggy sweat shirt and jogging bottoms, dark circles under her eyes, baby sick on her shoulder and looking thoroughly glum.
WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO Disgusting footage has emerged of a midwife appearing to bite and hit a four-day-old baby in hospital
A week or so later it's impossible to say for certain quite what the impact of this delivery was, but I can honestly say that of all my three children (all equally delightful, of course) this baby has been by a long shot the most calm and content, latching onto the breast with ease and hardly ever grizzling or crying.