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Increase in medical interventions linked to birth trauma, Wollongong midwife says

Kate McIlwain
Updated August 16 2023 - 1:42pm, first published July 5 2023 - 4:00pm
Midwife and the Vice-President of Wollongong Hospital's NSW Nurses and Midwives Association branch Emma Gedge said the latest yearly statistics showed the rise of medial intervention in birth, which she believes is linked to an increase in birth trauma.
Midwife and the Vice-President of Wollongong Hospital's NSW Nurses and Midwives Association branch Emma Gedge said the latest yearly statistics showed the rise of medial intervention in birth, which she believes is linked to an increase in birth trauma.

A Wollongong midwife has raised concerns about new data that shows the "vast majority" of women who give birth in hospitals now end up with some type of intervention during their labour or birth.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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