Expectant mothers in England will be paid an amount of money to spend on mid wives, water births and alternative therapies.
NHS Personal Maternity Care Budget worth at least £3,000 will be offered to all pregnant women in the country. England has a high rate of stillbirths and many maternal facilities are considered to be unsafe for childbirth.
A National Maternity Review highlighted issues on maternal services and the huge amount of money spent by the government on clinical negligence cases relating to maternity care.
- Private midwifery services during pregnancy and labor
- Home birth
- Water births