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Midwife crisis: a cold war with obstetricians is born


Midwife crisis: a cold war with obstetricians is born

There are worries that the ‘safest way to birth for low-risk pregnancies’ may soon vanish from the private sector


Overdue by just a week, Theresa Sparks had to be induced as her first pregnancy was considered to be entering a high-risk stage.

After 27 hours in labour, she had to be rushed into the theatre for an emergency C-section after her baby boy went into distress.

“It was not what I expected, as I was so eager to have a vaginal birth. But obviously the health of my son [Theodore] took priority, and I had to stop thinking about what I wanted. He came out just fine at the end.”..

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