Woman with history of hiding her pregnancies can be removed from her home, court rules

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 14 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4604
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A High Court judge has given the go ahead for a heavily pregnant woman with a history of trying to hide her pregnancies to be removed from her home, to be restrained and sedated, and to have her child delivered by caesarean section.

Mr Justice Cobb held that the woman, DD, who has a mild to borderline learning disability and an autism spectrum disorder, lacked capacity …

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