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Maternity units are 'conveyor belts' because of bed shortage

Mothers are giving birth on NHS 'conveyor belts' with beds being used for more than one birth a day in some maternity units, claims a report. The experience of childbirth for many women is blighted by ... read more

belts' because of bed shortage

Mothers are giving birth on NHS 'conveyor belts' with beds being used for more than one birth ... In practice, the choice of types of maternity unit is currently very limited, because our review found ... read more

Warnings over 'conveyor-belt' maternity units

Midwives said overstretched maternity units in the UK were unable to cope with demand, amid a shortage of 5,000 staff, and not enough beds. Too many were forced ... “Midwives say too often it feels ... read more

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Warnings Over Post-Birth “Conveyor-Belt” Care In UK Maternity Wards

“Midwives say too often it feels conveyor-belt ... of maternity ward space and beds supports the recent National Institute for Health Care (NICE) guidelines. They state that it’s safer for most women ... read more

Top maternity unit ‘is like a conveyor belt’

MIDWIVES have claimed that women are giving birth in Third World conditions at Wales’ flagship maternity unit. Stressed midwives have exposed a severe shortage of staff at ... in what we do – it’s a ... read more

Maternity units 'turning into conveyor belts'

We often hear that maternity units are running like conveyor belts, and that is upsetting for mothers and midwives." She said pressure on beds was forcing many new ... set up the community website ... read more

Midwife shortage making women in labour feel like 'cattle', report warns

Women in labour are being made to feel like cattle or like they are on a conveyor belt ... maternity services. "Currently there are serious shortages of maternity doctors due to gaps in middle grade ... read more

Natural birth in Russia: the costs of “keeping it real”

Although she was only insured through the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund rather than a private insurer, she was able to choose her hospital from two options – the local maternity unit ... ... read more

The unit that delivers

Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek maternity unit might just be the busiest ... Schwebel says with a laugh that she "catches" babies "because when it's not the first birth they give birth very quickly - it's ... read more

Why some mothers face a harder labour

And at the 26 busiest maternity units more than one baby was being born in each bed every day, raising fears that mothers ... This guide shows we must bring an end to conveyor belt care for women ... read more

My maternity ward hell

But this second tale of maternity care is not so happy. In less than a decade, the service I took for granted for my first born had collapsed. There is a severe shortage of midwives; two out of three ... read more



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