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Maternity services may struggle if Covid-19 rates surge

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Health professionals have warned that if Covid-19 rates continue to rise, Maternity services may struggle to keep running.

The Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have said home births have been cancelled amid ambulance shortages. 

Leah Deutsch, a senior registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Royal Free Hospital in north London, has told The Independent that some women were unable to have their home births during the first and second wave of the pandemic. 

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Source: The Independent, 21 July 2021

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