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Covid-19: Women forced to give birth alone caused 'widespread distress and anxiety'

Women forced to give birth alone have said 'the system has completely failed' them.

A new report by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service found the Covid rules requiring pregnant women to attend scans and give birth alone has caused widespread distress and anxiety. 

The research also revealed many women having to attend their appointments online felt it did not meet their requirements at all. 

The Royal College of Psychiatrists, who released the findings, have said due to a lack of support and resources, the mental health of pregnant women and new mothers is at risk. 

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Source: The Independent, 01 July 2021


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