Claire Clarke-Wood and baby Esmay
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Midwife delivers own baby using mirror

A midwife has put her professional skills to the test by delivering her own baby daughter, after the speed of her labour took everyone by surprise.

Claire Clarke-Wood gave birth in her bathroom in Hawkhurst in Kent, using a hand-held mirror to help deliver baby Esmay, who was born three weeks early.

Fiona Irving reports.

  • 30 Dec 2011
  • From the section Health
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