A woman from Boston, England almost gave birth to her son in a hospital bathroom because health professionals said that she wasn't in labour yet.
Doctors say that they shouldn’t really be blamed when they are reluctant to check on every pregnant woman who thinks that she is in labour. Most of the time, these emergencies turn out to be false alarms. Mrs Clark was empathetic with doctors but she was definitely annoyed because their nonchalance almost brought harm to her baby.
It’s definitely true that a lot of pregnant women go to the hospital thinking that they’re in labour but aren’t. But what if a woman’s really in labour and a doctor sends her home? How can we prevent things like this from happening? Did this kind of thing happen to you too? Did your doctor believe you when you said that your baby’s already coming out?