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Gap found in midwifery professional indemnity insurance

Endorsed midwives are not covered by professional indemnity insurance outside a hospital once labour has begun.



PREGNANT PAUSE


* A gap has been identified in midwifery professional indemnity insurance for intrapartum (during labour) care outside a hospital


* Planned homebirths are not affected


* Antenatal (before birth) care is still covered by the insurance policy


* The issue affects endorsed midwives who provide intrapartum care outside of a hospital setting for women planning to give birth in a hospital


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