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Childbirth is often a lonely and frightening experience | Letters
Letters: Readers on how a lack of communication and not being listened to by doctors left them traumatised, plus an example of an excellent midwifery practice that was closed down


05, Jun, 2022 @5:10 PM

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Woman stored baby’s remains in fridge after London hospital refused them
Laura Brody had to deliver son at home after miscarriage and was then told Lewisham A&E could not take remains

Caroline Davies

30, May, 2022 @10:29 AM

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Nottingham maternity units still have serious problems, report says
Inspectors warn services must improve, as Shropshire baby deaths inquiry midwife to lead review

Jessica Murray

27, May, 2022 @9:10 AM

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Racism in UK maternity care risks safety of Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity women – study
Participants in charity’s year-long inquiry describe being ignored and feeling patronised and dehumanised

Hannah Summers

22, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Numbers of nurses and midwives leaving NHS highest for four years
More nurses leave NHS than at any time since Covid struck, many reporting stress as their main reason

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

17, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Maternal health must be prioritised | Letter
Letter: A false dichotomy between ‘natural’ and safe birth deflects attention from the real cause of this crisis: years of government cuts, writes Sarah Davies


18, Apr, 2022 @4:28 PM

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The horrific birth stories from Shrewsbury NHS trust are haunting. Sadly, they’re not unique | Gaby Hinsliff
More than 200 babies died through lack of care. Why are women in childbirth repeatedly treated so badly, asks Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

31, Mar, 2022 @4:48 PM

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A lifetime of suffering for mothers and their babies | Letters
Letters: In the wake of the Ockenden report, one mother recounts the lifelong consequences of a traumatic birth, and a midwife, Christine Hosein, writes of the burden on her profession. Plus letters from Dr Rob Hendry and Roger Wilkinson


31, Mar, 2022 @4:44 PM

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Shropshire baby deaths report: parents express relief and anger
Campaigners hope damning report on inadequate maternity care at Royal Shrewsbury hospital will bring lasting change

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

30, Mar, 2022 @12:19 PM

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Women and babies remain at risk of unsafe NHS care, experts warn
Exclusive: Health leaders say midwife shortage means they cannot meet recommendations in review into Shropshire trust failures

Andrew Gregory Health editor

29, Mar, 2022 @5:55 PM

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Shropshire maternity scandal: 300 babies died or left brain-damaged, says report
Five-year investigation to conclude mothers forced to suffer traumatic births because of targets for ‘normal’ births

Nadeem Badshah

26, Mar, 2022 @10:11 PM

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Families ‘frustrated’ at delay in publication of maternity scandal report
Review investigated 1,862 cases of possible harm to mothers and babies at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS trust

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

09, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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