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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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There will be further improvements to the dental department and the newly-configured birthing centre.
Senior Midwife for the Birthing Centre, Chris Saunders says: "We can't believe we've celebrated five fantastic years - it's' flown by so quickly.
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.
I am fortunate enough to work in an independent birthing centre in Northwich.
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.
Their cries were the first heard in the birthing centre after it officially opened at the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital.
AMULTI-MILLION pound birthing centre is set to open its doors in the North East next month.
The Coventry hospital has a dedicated maternity unit which includes the Lucina Birth Centre - a midwife run birthing centre for more natural births.
Babies, mums and staff at Huddersfield Birthing Centre celebrate its sixth birthday.