NHS is rationing caesarean births to save money, coroner warns

A coroner has warned the NHS is risking lives after claiming a baby died because his mother was forced to have a vaginal birth instead of a caesarean section, on cost grounds.

Kristian’s mother Tracey Taylor was found to have an unusually narrow birth canal when she gave birth to her first child, Sebastian, who needed a forceps delivery despite weighing just 5lb. Doctors said she would need a caesarean next time, but failed to record this in her notes.

Miss Taylor said she was forced to have a vaginal delivery, despite warning staff at North Middlesex University Hospital of her medical history.

She said she was treated like an “over-anxious woman” and pushed towards a natural delivery that caused her son’s death.


Full story at The Telegraph 15 April 2016