Hospital puts a block on home births

A hospital has had to tell women they can no longer have home births because it does not have enough midwives to look after them.

King's Lynn: Mum hits out at local hospital for banning home births

A mum-to-be in west Norfolk has hit out at her local hospital which has banned home births.

Cathryn Remmington from Upwell near Wisbech wanted her second child to be born at home, but was told by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn that she had to give birth in its maternity unit because of a shortage of midwives.

She says that's a breach of her human rights.

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King's Lynn hospital puts a block on home births due to midwife shortage

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Credit: PA

A hospital has had to tell women they can no longer have home births because it does not have enough midwives to look after them.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn has suspended the service for six months.

It says its aim is to give mothers a choice whenever possible but says the safety of mums and their babies must come first.

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