The Jeremy Vine show on Radio Two yesterday highlighted the problem of women being pressurised into agreeing to a vaginal examination before their partners are allowed to be with them in hospital when they give birth. This is not acceptable and we need to look very seriously at how our maternity services are functioning at the moment. We know that birth workers are fully committed and caring, but is the system working effectively for women?
You can listen to the show here. The maternity discussion starts at 35.30 onwards.
Below are some extracts from an email I received this week from one of the mums I taught recently. It really highlights the awful situation woman are being put under right now: