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"I wish I'd put my foot down earlier. I spoke to three consultants, two white male consultants, and they said I should try a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean). And my mum’s also a nurse. My mum said ‘don’t let them put you through this. I lost a friend two years before that, who died after birth in the same hospital, and she was Black as well."