Pregnancy & Giving Birth in a Pandemic with Midwife Naghmeh
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We may be in the middle of a pandemic but babies are still being born. Midwives have had to rethink and adjust how they do things but maternity services are open and caring for women twenty four hours a day.

Alex catches up with Midwife Naghmeh Teymourian-Yates to hear about her experiences working during the Covid-19 crisis as the Labour Ward Co-ordinator at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex.

Content warning: contains references to births, emergency medical procedures, mental health

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