birthing center

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birthing center

a facility, usually in a hospital, that provides labor and delivery services in a comfortable, homelike setting.

birthing center

n.
A medical facility, sometimes associated with a hospital, that provides a homelike setting for childbirth and usually offers the services of nurse-midwives. Also called birth center.

birth·ing cen·ter

(bĭrth'ing sen'tĕr)
A facility, usually in a hospital, which provides labor and delivery services in a comfortable, homelike setting.
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We have also started on a major upgrade to ward 10 at HRI which will midwives, and the two birth centres l Birth centre midwives fully trained to carry out detailed examination of newborn babies l Active birth classes each week at Huddersfield Family Birth Centre for women planning to give birth at the centre and their partners l Sixty per cent of women using the birth pools for either labour or birth on the two units.
They have reviewed the service almost a year after the birth centre at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and the consultant-led services at Calderdale Royal Hospital became stand alone.
The birth centre was such a positive experience for both myself and my husband who stayed with me for my four night stay - I felt very much at home and supported.
LANDMARK LAD: Sonny Gratino, the 1000th baby born at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's Family Birth Centre, pictured with (left to right) brother Nico, mother Lucia and sister Maiden(S) * LANDMARK LAD: Sonny Gratino, the 1000th baby born at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's Family Birth Centre, pictured with (left to right) brother Nico, mother Lucia and sister Maiden(S)
Birth Centre Manager Gina Augarde said: "We are all so delighted Paula has been with us for both her births.
Huddersfield is very lucky to have such an excellent birth centre.
TRAGEDY: The birth centre at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
A DEWSBURY woman has been appointed as the new head of Calderdale Birth Centre.
The birth centre is available for women without complications and opened in March 2008.
The mum-of-two's son Jackson was born six days ago in the pool at the pounds 480,000 Caerphilly Birth Centre.
The birth centre aims to create a relaxed atmosphere for women who have a straight forward pregnancy.
However, due to the fast response of the midwives at the birth centre, the on-call paediatrician and the emergency response team from Calderdale our daughter was quickly treated and we are both pleased to say is now full of health.