lutrawest Posted April 12, 2013 Report Share Posted April 12, 2013 Hello folks, Having a baby soon and have been told that I need to go to Aberdeen Maternity for the birth. I've been informed by GBH that I don't need an escort which means my partner's travel and accommodation (if we're unable to get into hospital accommodation) will not be covered. Is this correct? I know public funds are limited but this seems very unfair as we don't really have a 'choice' about where the birth takes place and I wondered if this not paying for partners/escort is the norm for Shetland Mums & Dads. What happens if you're on low income or unable to cover the costs?If you can't afford to cover costs does this mean a woman has to be without her birth partner? Why isn't the dad or birth partner considered essential to the Mum and baby? Is there a way around this? Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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