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Delivering more midwives

Abi Wood, Gabrielle Bourke

Over the last ten years, England and Wales have experienced a baby-boom, and the number of midwives simply hasn’t kept up. Almost 80% of NHS trusts don’t meet the recommended ratio of one midwife to 28 births, and despite the on-going baby-boom, fifty trusts and boards employed fewer midwives in 2012 than 2011. The Royal…