Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Supporting role in making birth a positive experience

Concerns over a shortage of midwives and NHS cuts means more women are paying a doula for reassurance in the maternity suite. Nicky Solloway investigates.

Lesley Hilton is getting prepared for what could be a long night. One of her clients is in the early stages of labour and she could be summoned to the hospital at any minute. But Lesley isn’t a midwife, she is a doula.

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