NHS apologises for pregnancy advice labelled ‘timehop to 1950s’
The NHS has apologised and removed guidance urging pregnant women to make a “special meal” for their partners so they do not feel “overlooked”.
Expectant mothers were advised in the NHS Start4Life online guide that the 22-week mark was a “good week to make a fuss of your partner”.
The official guide provided a link to “some tasty recipes you could try”, for fruit crumble, fish and chips and curry.
It led to immediate accusations of sexism, with campaigners descrbing it as “jaw-dropping” and a “timehop to the 1950s”.
Joeli Brearley, who founded Pregnant Then Screwed, an anti-discrimination group, said that the guidance made her “actually gasp”.
Last night, health officials backtracked and replaced the section with generic advice on well-being. (© Telegraph Media Group 2021)