Mums-to-be should have home birth choice

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NHS North Lincolnshire is not doing enough to encourage expectant mothers to give birth at home ...

... 2.1% mothers in the region gave birth at home last year, with the NCT arguing that Trusts with a figure of below five per cent were not doing enough to provide women with a full range of childbirth options.

... "It would be a good use of resources to have more midwives available for home births, as it wonderful for both mother and baby when births can be carried out in the home.

"However, this must be balanced with an emphasis on safety, some deliveries require hospitalisation and we must not approve cases where it would not be safe for a home delivery in order to boost target figures." ...

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448