Out-of-hours babies at higher risk of dying

An analysis of one than one million Scottish births over the last twenty years has found that babies born at night or at the weekend were more at risk of dying. The risk was a third higher than for those babies born during normal working hours. Most of the babies who died, died from a lack of oxygen.

As Janet Scott from the charity Sands said, “A baby’s life should not rest on whether or not they are born in office hours.”

Read the BBC article…

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