Rise in num­ber of twins in the area

The Oban Times - - News -

MID­WIVES in Oban are deal­ing with more than 200 ba­bies a year, with many of the tots born in Lorn and Is­lands hos­pi­tal, a meet­ing of Lorn and Is­lands health and care fo­rum heard on Mon­day night.

While there is a rise in the num­ber of twins be­ing born in the area, there has been a dra­matic dip in the num­ber of ba­bies be­ing born on Mull and Iona. Last year there were 35 births on the is­lands, with the sta­tis­tics for the year be­fore show­ing 65 births - but this year, so far, the is­lands only have seven mums due to give birth.

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