Thousands of women are having to give birth outside maternity wards because of a lack of midwives and hospital beds.It is pathetic that some continue to ask why America is the only developed nation without national healthcare, when this is the result of programs like that.
The lives of mothers and babies are being put at risk as births in locations ranging from lifts to toilets - even a caravan - went up 15 per cent last year to almost 4,000.
Babies were born in offices, lifts, toilets and a caravan, according to the Freedom of Information data for 2007 and 2008 from 117 out of 147 trusts which provide maternity services.Err, I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's because we would prefer to have our babies inside the hospital. With a doctor. In a room made for birthin' babies.
One woman gave birth in a lift while being transferred to a labour ward from A&E while another gave birth in a corridor, said East Cheshire NHS Trust.
Others said women had to give birth on the wards - rather than in their own maternity room - because the delivery suites were full.
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