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60 MPs sign letter calling for partners to be allowed at births and scans | ITV News



For many mothers-to-be during the pandemic, going to hospital without loved ones has been a major cause of anxiety.

Restrictions have meant pregnant women have been unable to have partners with them at scans, and even during labour.

Last week, guidance in England was changed to say expectant fathers should be allowed to go to antenatal scans and clinics as well as be at the birth.

Campaign group Pregnant then Screwed claims two-thirds of NHS trusts are yet to update their policies.

NHS England says many trusts have already made the change but different hospitals have different challenges and it can take time.

Now, 60 MPs, including former health secretary Jeremy Hunt, have signed a letter written by pregnant politician Alicia Kearns demanding they do so.

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