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Midwives warn of 'baby boom'

The biggest baby boom in 40 years is expected just as maternity cutbacks hit hospitals. New figures suggest more than 700,000 babies will be born in England this year, according to the Royal College of Midwives.

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Royal College of Nurses: 'NHS maternity services are on a knife-edge'

NHS maternity services, especially in England, are on a knife-edge.

We have carried shortages for years, but with the number of births going up and up and up. I really believe we are at the limit of what maternity services can safely deliver.

– CATHY WARWICK, RCM CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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