The survey, published by BBC News, revealed that 20% of pregnant women in the representative study sample were forced to wear a mask during childbirth, both those who delivered naturally and those who had a cesarean section.
The use of masks has been criticized in countless studies for its contraindications in different aspects. As is well known, there is still no absolute consensus on its use. For this reason, it is still demanded by most governments and widely recommended by powerful but also questioned organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
But despite the disputes over the use and scope of the face mask, certain limits had not yet been exceeded. Such is the fact that a pregnant woman at the time of childbirth is forced to wear it. Something that seems to make the least common sense was not for many institutions and health professionals in Great Britain.