A midwife has said she has been “inundated” with private messages from pregnant women unable to get in-person support during the coronavirus pandemic.
Restrictions due to COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of some face-to-face maternity appointments, which has led to Marley Hall, 39, receiving social media requests from women who have questions about their pregnancies.
The NHS and private midwife said that one request came from a 12-year-old girl who thought she was pregnant and was unable to get support.
She estimates that she receives around 300 messages each week – a tenfold increase – since lockdown began.
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Hall spends a significant amount of time replying to the queries, with women confiding in her that they simply don’t know where to turn for advice.