The NCT deserves thanks, not criticism | Letters

Caroline Flint explains how the National Childbirth Trust has worked tirelessly to safeguard women’s health for more than 60 years

Re your article (‘I was told they didn’t offer C-sections’ – the dangerous obsession with ‘natural births’, 14 April), the National Childbirth Trust has worked tirelessly for women for more than 60 years. Do you expect your partner to be with you in the labour ward? Thank the NCT for that. When I had my first baby, I decided to have a home birth because men were not “allowed” in the delivery suite.

Do you expect your baby’s father to be with you during ultrasound scans? Thank the NCT for that too; similarly, his presence on the postnatal ward. Interesting that many of these humane situations have so quickly been removed “due to Covid”.

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