A NHS Foundation Trust v An Expectant Mother [2021] EWCOP 33

Agoraphobia and pregnancy The expectant mother's severe agoraphobia meant she might not be able to travel to hospital even if that became medically necessary. The court decided that: (1) she lacked capacity to make decisions about the location of the delivery of her baby; (2) it was in her best interests to be taken to hospital for a planned delivery, using force and involving deprivation of liberty if necessary; (3) she had capacity to choose between induced labour and Caesarean section, and between local and general anaesthetic.


Full judgment: BAILII


  • Medical treatment cases🔍

Date: 13/5/21🔍

Court: Court of Protection🔍



  • A NHS Foundation Trust🔍
  • An Expectant Mother🔍

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Published: 21/5/21 19:49

Cached: 2021-06-19 08:24:43