A coroner has suggested that the cost of caesarean sections was a factor in North Middlesex University Hospital's refusal to agree to a woman's request for a caesarean.  By the time her child was delivered by emergency caesarean, following attempts at a vaginal delivery, he had suffered severe brain damage and he died 5 days later.

Women going into labour should be able to feel confident that they will be listened to by medical professionals and that their choices will be respected, but sadly this is not always the case.