Fears have been raised that midwives across Scotland are facing increasing pressures due to lack of staff and the increasing age and obesity rates of expectant mothers.
Royal College of Midwives
Rising obesity levels and the increasing age of pregnant women are placing extra strain on midwifery services as vacancies rise, according to a new report.
Next week will mark one year since the Scottish Government’s baby box scheme was rolled out across the country.
Campaigners have criticised NHS Grampian’s communications of changes at Moray’s only maternity ward as “terrible” on the day it was downgraded.
Expectant mothers in parts of the north face a 120-mile journey to have their babies if they go into labour after 5pm.