Emergency transport for neonates after home deliveries

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6956.742 (Published 17 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:742
  1. C Sullivan,
  2. A Leslie,
  3. T Stephenson
  1. City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB.

    EDITOR, — After an elective home delivery of a low risk pregnancy, unexpected neonatal problems ensued and our neonatal flying squad was summoned for immediate help with resuscitation. Such an emergency service to home deliveries has not been planned or funded, and so the midwife was advised to call a standard emergency ambulance.

    In view of the increasing trend towards home deliveries, supported by the Royal College of Midwives and the government, we wish to express our concerns …

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