One Born Every 40 Seconds - join in the debate
The UK is in the middle of a baby boom.
Last year, there was one born every forty seconds; the highest number for 20 years.
But reporter Shelley Jofre reveals some parts of the UK are facing a chronic shortage of midwives and asks if the NHS is failing to deliver the safe and high quality maternity care mothers and babies deserve?
Panorama has also gained access to an NHS report which indicates that a rise in deaths among mothers on maternity wards was caused by substandard care related to the surge in demand and a shortage of midwives.
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