Midwife banned after telling woman to ignore doctor ‘scare tactics’ and reject urgent caesarean

Martina Gorner, who did not attend the tribunal hearing, was struck off for 10 years.
Martina Gorner. Photo: Facebook

A midwife who convinced a hospitalised patient to delay a caesarean even though CTG monitoring showed the fetus was at risk of dying has been struck off for 10 years.

Martina Gorner was hired to provide antenatal care ahead of a planned vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC), following the patient’s three caesarean deliveries.