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Comedian Lou Conran talks about her experience of having to give birth to her daughter, Emma, at just over 20 weeks following a scan that indicated her baby wouldn't survive.

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“She was like my mother”

Women in Germany are volunteering through ‘Welcome Mamas’ to help refugee mothers

‘Welcome Mamas’ is a voluntary organisation that matches German women with refugee mothers and pregnant women, so they can help to access doctors’ appointments and vaccinations. One of the founders, Julia, visits two Syrian refugees - one who has four children and one who has recently given birth. Image: Woman sits and watches child in Berlin, Credit: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images.

Maternity unit celebrates 'baby boom'

Staff at a Kent maternity unit are showing they "practise what they preach" after 25 workers gave birth to 26 babies in the space of 14 months.

Darent Valley Hospital has released a picture to mark the International Day of the Midwife on Friday. 

Mothers from unit
Darent Valley/Jez Hughes

The hospital said many of the women had care from community and hospital midwives and its own obstetric team.

The NHS trust said it was testament to the trust staff had in their colleagues and friends to provide the best care.