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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 are all very excited about what our new birthing centre will offer local women
The birthing centre at the University Hospital of Hartlepool is open for a special celebration on Friday December 14.
When the Nunavut government made local births a priority and began a pilot birthing centre program in Rankin Inlet, they lobbied to make their town home to one of the next Centres.
It took five years of community lobbying for the new Warkworth Birthing Centre to become a reality.
Health officials closed the Wyre Forest Birthing Centre, in Worcestershire, in September last year pending an investigation into a number of unexplained deaths.
This includes 207,178 outpatient and ambulatory visits as well as 2,300 births in the Irvin & Margaret Houck Family Birthing Centre.
The Coventry hospital has a dedicated maternity unit which includes the Lucina Birth Centre - a midwife run birthing centre for more natural births.
This choice includes midwife-led care for women with normal pregnancies who would like a natural birth either in their own home, or at the superb Newcastle Birthing Centre.
But there wasn't a manger in sight as they gave birth at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary birthing centre, and Calderdale Royal Hospital's birthing centre and maternity unit.
A BIRTHING centre is celebrating, after welcoming its 1,000th baby to the world.
A welsh midwife-led birthing centre could prove the inspiration for the shape of Irish maternity services to come.
The move away from pain-reliving drugs and intervention is buoyed by the opening of the Royal Victoria Infirmary's (RVI) Birthing Centre.