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17 September 2013, 11:33
Midwives at the Leicester Royal Infirmary are trying to find a mum who's given birth in the last 48 hours.
Senior Midwives think a woman has had a baby outside their maternity unit without any medical help and are concerned for her health and the health of the baby.
Louise Payne, senior midwife at Leicester Royal Infirmary said:
'Following information that we have been given, we believe that a woman has given birth outside of one of our maternity units and without the support of midwives and we are very concerned about her health and that of her new baby.
'It's really important that mum and baby are checked over very soon by a midwife. Mum is at high risk of haemorrhaging or getting an infection because she's delivered her baby without the support of trained professionals.
'All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence and our main priority it just assuring ourselves that both mum and baby are safe and healthy.'