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Decision due today on midwife led birthing centres

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Midwife led Dover birthing centre Credit: ITV Meridian

A decision is expected today on the future of two midwife led birthing centres in Dover and Canterbury. Health bosses say there has been a reduction in the number of women choosing to have their babies at the centres over the last 5 years.

Birthing, hospital, East Kent
More births at William Harvey hospital Credit: ITV Meridian

Health chiefs say more mothers are choosing to give birth at the William Harvey hospital in Ashford instead. Today's meeting is taking place at the River Centre in Tonbridge.

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