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One home birth for every 370 at hospital

Only two women gave birth to their children at home last year - with 740 opting for Noble's Hospital.

The figures have been released by the Department of Health and Social Care in response to a Freedom of Information request.

The DHSC says only seven women asked for a home birth in 2016.

The figures also reveal last year 223 women had caesarean sections, 159 of which were emergency procedures.

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