I don’t think I can recall a time where morale has been so high with in active birth and natural labour circles! Following on from the NICE guidelines regarding the increased safety offered by giving birth outside the Consultant Units, I thought you would like to know about the benefits of having your own midwife.
Almost all modern women acquire a due date early in pregnancy and understand that this date signifies an optimum time frame during which human pregnancy should end. However researchers have challenged received wisdom around the notion of the average length of pregnancy (Mittendorf et al1990, 1993, Mittendorf & Williams 1991, van der Kooy 1994).
Midwives in the NHS have voted to take strike action this months after struggling for years to cope with a deep and enduring shortage of midwives and having their 1% pay rise demand rejected.