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First midwives trained in sign language to support deaf women in labour

Posted Mar 03 2011 4:02pm

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A university has become the first to train midwives in sign language so they can better support deaf women in labour.

Students at De Montfort University, Leicester, are being taught basic sign language so they can communicate with deaf women without an interpreter.

It is thought the move could especially help in emergency situations, when an interpreter may not be on hand.

Read more at the Daily Mail.

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