Mr Justice Williams agreed that JP lacked capacity and that the plan, when supplemented by post natal psychiatric support, was 'the least worst option' because the risks involved in a natural birth. However in a Postscript to the judgment he notes that
"As presaged in paragraph 6 of this judgment, before it was finalised I received the happy news that JP has indeed gone into labour, I believe on the 19 June, and had delivered her baby without the care plan I had authorised being implemented. Thus JP, against my evaluation of the probabilities, was able to give birth to her baby naturally. The capacity for individuals to confound judges' assessments is a reminder (to me at least) of the gap between probability and actuality."
Read the full judgment on Bailii.