Striking image shows Royal Free midwife checking newborn baby over at height of coronavirus pandemic
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A picture of a newborn baby being checked over by a PPE-clad midwife at the Royal Free has been entered in a competition, run by the Duchess of Cambridge, to find images which sum up life in lockdown.
Baby Anastasia was born in April, and the Royal Free Hospital’s labour ward co-ordinator Laura Halpin was on hand to check her vital signs.
And photographer Hannah Maule-Ffinch was there to capture the moment.
Hannah’s striking image has been entered into the Hold Still competition the duchess is running on behalf of the National Portrait Gallery.
Laura, 36, said the photo shows a “top-to-toe” examination of the newborn baby, adding: “While I was carrying out the checks I was turning Anastasia over. Her face is clearly saying: ‘What are you doing?’”
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She said the maternity team – to whom she paid tribute – adapted quickly to Covid-19 measures, though wearing full PPE throughout long labours was a sweaty task.
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