PUT ME ON THE FRONTLINE: HOMEBIRTH MIDWIVES DURING LOCKDOWN
Niamh Bates is self-employed Community Midwife who works with the HSE Homebirth Service. With many expectant mothers fearful of using hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, Niamh and her colleagues saw an increase in requests for their services. She spoke to Máirtín Breathnach earlier on the challenges her and all the other homebirth midwives faced helping women with their pregnancies throughout the crisis and ensuing lockdown.
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