Monday, November 10, 2003

When Mum and Baby are Miles News
By Lisa Salmon, PA Features

"All new mothers expect to be with their baby immediately after the birth, or at least very soon after.

But that has not happened for the Countess of Wessex, who was separated from her daughter just after the baby was born a month prematurely.

The Countess is now in a Surrey hospital recovering from an emergency Caesarean, while her 4lb 9oz premature daughter is in a specialist baby unit at a London hospital, and doctors say they will be apart for at least another three days.

The separation from her first child is likely to be traumatic for the Countess, says Sue Macdonald of the Royal College of Midwives...."

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