Baby `died after midwife's errors'
Caroline Flint, 57, a formerpresident of the Royal College of Midwives, appeared "not to be functioning", the inquiry heard. Ms Flint has been charged with professional misconduct.
Katrina Wingfield, solicitor for the Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, said the mother, referred to as Mrs A, was herself a newly qualified midwife, in Guy's hospital, London.
When she became pregnant she consulted Ms Flint because she wanted a home delivery. But when it was discovered that the baby was in a breech position, Mrs A was transferred to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
After Mrs A's waters broke, Ms Flint assured her the baby was well and showed her photographs purporting to show that the vaginal delivery of breech babies was safe and that she had done several herself. Shesaid delivery was best carried out in the standing position.
But the delivery was extremely difficult and a doctor was called who eventually delivered the baby himself. The baby died after half an hour.
The hearing continues.
- 1 The political parties aren't all the same – which means 2015 will be a 'big-choice' election
- 2 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 5 Naomi Wolf reacts to Isis 'conspiracy theories' critism after she questions whether beheading videos are real
President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
UK weather: Warning for more snow and ice as freezing temperatures and gales hit Britain
New York police shooting: thousands turn out for the funeral of Rafael Ramos
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Not specified: Selby Jennings: VP/SVP Credit Quant Top tier investment bank i...
£40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Senior Marketing Executiv...
£40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: An international organisa...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Internal Recruiter -Rugby, Warwicksh...