The baby boom is restarting with renewed vigour.
We are already at birth numbers that haven't been seen for at least a couple of generations, probably not in the working life of any midwife practising today.
Today's midwives simply have never seen anything like it. The demand this is placing on the NHS is enormous.
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A host of celebrities have taken to social media to speak out on the killing of well-known lion Cecil in Zimbabwe by a US dentist.
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