UK woman has baby in hospital with ‘birth dog’ by her side

Charlotte Beard was helped through labour by aid dog Flump who is trained to detect her oncoming seizures

Allowing women to give birth in hospital with their pet dog by their side could ease their anxiety, one of the first women to use a “birth dog” has said.

Charlotte Beard, 24, who suffers from non-epileptic seizures, was supported through her 50-hour labour by her aid pet Flump, who is trained to detect seizures before they happen.

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