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NHS watchdog calls for more midwife-led births

Healthy women who have had an uncomplicated pregnancy should feel comfortable to give birth in a midwife-led unit rather than a hospital, the NHS watchdog has said.

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'A competent midwife' can cope with complications

"A competent home birth midwife" will be able to cope with complications during labour and will have the equipment to care for mother and baby, an independent midwife told Good Morning Britain.

Virginia Howes explained: "We carry the equipment and we're highly trained. We have drugs, we have resuscitation for both mother and baby."

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