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NHS midwives ready for the busiest day for births

Today is the busiest day of the year for midwives and nurses on maternity wards. Thanks to a spike in conceptions over the Christmas holidays, around 2,000 babies are born on 26 September in England and Wales – more than any other day of the year – according to the Office for National Statistics.

This is more than 10% higher than the average of 1,800 a day – more than one every minute – with over 600,000 births across the country annually. More....