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birthing center

a facility, usually in a hospital, that provides labor and delivery services in a comfortable, homelike setting.
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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.
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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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Mrs Newell said pregnant mothers who have been using services at a new birthing centre at City Hospital which opened on May 5 had praised them.
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