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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Hospital bosses say the six Birth Centre beds are needed for emergency admissions elsewhere in the hospital.
Ingleside Birth Centre will have four birthing suites, each with its own birthing pool.
The Lucina Birth Centre is a state of the art facility that provides women in labour with a relaxing environment to give birth.
Funding for the construction of the Birth Centre was provided by Tibetan Healing Fund (THF), which solicits charitable contributions internationally to support health initiatives in the Tibetan region.
Liverpool model Abbey Clancy has opened a midwife unit, the | |Abbey Birth Centre, in Surrey Picture: JUSTIN TALLIS
It is also interesting to note that many women feel more confi-dent in going to a birth centre if there are consultant-led facilities next door as has been shown in Cwm Taf since changes were made.
Siobhan ended up in the birth centre, where staff told her she still was not ready to give birth.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust has launched an investigation into the fatalities at the Wyre Forest Birth Centre, Kidderminster, which have happened in the last two years.
Current Caerphilly midwives are determined to find the oldest midwife in the area to involve her in their launch plans for the Caerphilly Birth Centre at the Miners' Hospital.
The newly-built Bronte Birth Centre at Dewsbury and District Hospital and refurbished maternity wards at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, are the backdrop for the production of six educational films.
STAFF at the Lucina Birth Centre at University Hospital in Coventry have welcomed their 1,000th baby.