Italy's gynaecologists, midwives strike over cuts
No scheduled Caesarians or gynaecological examinations for 24h12 February, 10:37
It is the first time the nation's gynaecologists and midwives have staged such a protest.
They are continuing to deliver natural births and perform emergency Caesarians, but no scheduled Caesarians or gynaecological examinations at public and private hospitals are taking place.
It has been estimated that there will be 1,100 births fewer than usual Tuesday because of the postponement of scheduled Caesarians during the 24-hour protest.