NCT's response to Jeremy Hunt’s continuity of carer pledge

Released on: 27 March 2018

In response to Jeremy Hunt’s pledge to give mothers and their babies care from the same midwives throughout their maternity,

Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT said:

“We’re particularly delighted to see this pledge to give pregnant women care from the same midwives throughout their maternity as we’ve been calling for it for the last 25 years (at least). This is good news for pregnant women, new mothers and their babies.

“Continuity of carer results in better outcomes for women and babies. Women who received it are less likely to give birth prematurely and more likely to have more straightforward births than those receiving standard care. It is also strongly associated with fewer deaths of newborn or unborn babies.”