A silent birth is labor and delivery done in a calm and loving environment and with no spoken words by anyone attending. It does not mean a mother cannot make any sound during childbirth. Mothers naturally want to give their baby the best start in life and thus keep the birth as quiet and peaceful as possible. That being said, a woman’s choice for her delivery is completely up to her and her doctor.
Former World Health Organisation cancer chief Karol Sikora (pictured) has told patients that they must learn to 'work the system' run by Britain's national health body when seeking the best quality care.