Migrant baby boom triggers midwife crisis

Migrant baby boom triggers midwife crisis: Half of wards being forced to turn expectant mothers away Royal College of Midwives warns of massive shortage in parts of UK5,000 midwives needed in England alone to cope with demandHalf of maternity wards shut doors an average of seven times a year UK witnessing highest birth rate in 40 years, as hospitals struggle to cope pointing to it being another record-breaker and ONS projections suggesting the birth rate in England could hit 743,000 by 2014.

Highest birth rate in 40 years and a shortage of midwives pushes maternity services to "crucial tipping point"

Migrant baby boom triggers midwife crisis: Half of wards being forced to turn expectant mothers away Royal College of Midwives warns of massive shortage in parts of UK5,000 midwives needed in England alone to cope with demandHalf of maternity wards shut doors an average of seven times a year UK witnessing highest birth rate in 40 years, as hospitals struggle to cope pointing to it being another record-breaker and ONS projections suggesting the birth rate in England could hit 743,000 by 2014.