8 Jan 2021

Was care mother and baby received compromised by Covid?

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

The birth of a baby is life changing, but during the pandemic many pregnant mums have found their care wanting, with partners’ attendance restricted, and women giving birth alone.

In December the NHS updated guidance to encourage trusts to allow women to have support at all times, but there are now concerns those rights are being eroded once again in this latest lockdown.

One couple have spoken to Channel 4 News about their experience after the mother-to-be tested positive for Covid.

They claim the level of care they received afterwards was compromised and resulted in a traumatic birth.