birthing center

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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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HUGE pressure on hospital beds at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary has forced its Birth Centre to close.
Health chiefs had originally hoped to open Ingleside Birth Centre in October last year, but the opening was put back to this month due to the challenges of transforming 'a Victorian mansion into a 21st century birth centre.
THE Lucina Birth Centre was official opened at University Hospital by the creator of the #hellomynameis campaign.
We implemented a three-level intervention: (a) an innovative Tibetan birth centre, (b) a community midwife programme, and (c) peer education of women.
The new unit, named the Abbey Birth Centre, is led by a team of midwives and has four en-suite rooms, with three having birthing pool facilities.
The importance of an additional back-up of a consultant-led unit alongside a birth centre is highlighted at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where a high percentage of pregnant women are transferred.
It is suitable for all types of birth whether couples are planning a hospital, birth centre or home birth.
They first formed a local health committee back in the 1980s to take on the task of lobbying the Northern Medical Unit for a birth centre that would allow pregnant women to remain in the community.
Tensions and barriers in improving maternity care; the story of birth centre.
The birth centre at Leasowes is planned to handle routine births in Sandwell, but many first time mothers and those expecting complicated births will have to travel to Birmingham's City Hospital following the shake-up.
When the pains first started I phoned up and was put through to the birth centre but they told me everything was OK.