‘Safest route for me’ – Why some women are choosing to have unassisted births | ITV News

'safest route for me' - why some women are choosing to have unassisted births | itv news

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A woman has told ITV News how the experience of finding a “dead foetus” in a hospital toilet contributed to her decision to decline all NHS maternity care and give birth at home without any medical assistance.

Lucy Stern, 39, from Chester decided to have a so-called “freebirth” when she had her son Louis in May this year.

She gave birth at home in her living room with just her husband and four-year-old daughter present.

She said she felt rejecting NHS maternity care was safer than accepting it because she’d experienced a “lack of funding, a lack of basic training, common sense and empathy”.

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