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Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 April 2006, 14:13 GMT 15:13 UK
Home births temporarily on hold
Home births in part of Lincolnshire have been suspended due to a shortage of midwives.

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust said the decision is only temporary and is not related to the current financial crisis.

Mothers-to-be in the Lincoln and Louth areas are affected.

Health officials added that any women who have already booked a home birth will, where possible, have that arrangement honoured.

More midwives are being recruited to address the problem.

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has a funding deficit of 17.5m.


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