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Home birthing pools

These are home based pools, independently heated, which are used for home births. It has been reported that this week a newborn baby acquired Legionnaires disease from a home birthing pool. This is the first incident of this type ever reported and it is very rare for young children to catch Legionnaires disease.

The NHS, as a precaution, issued a warning that for the time being, home birthing pools are not to be used for labour of birth. A risk assessment is in progress.

We will keep you informed.

Posted at June 24, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog
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