– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 9th March 2011.

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Photo of Rhona Brankin Rhona Brankin Labour

Question S3W-39880

To ask the Scottish Executive under what circumstances pregnant women resident in Midlothian are expected to travel to Lanarkshire to give birth.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that all women and their babies are cared for using safe, clinically effective, evidence based models of care, before, during and after pregnancy.

The only circumstances in Lothian where a woman would be transferred to give birth in Lanarkshire would be as an in-utero transfer where due to prematurity and threatened premature labour, a neonatal intensive care cot would be required and if all the neonatal intensive care cots in Lothian were full.

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