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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At Huddersfield Royal Infirmary a children's assessment and observation unit opened and the Huddersfield Family Birth Centre became a "stand-alone" unit, with no other maternity services on the Huddersfield site.
99% rated the Huddersfield Family Birth Centre (HFBC) excellent or good.
I FELT compelled to write a letter about my wonderful experience at the Huddersfield Family Birth Centre.
Our staff have made the birth centre a real success and we look forward to seeing many more babies born here.
Paula and partner Robin were so impressed with the Birth Centre at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary when first baby Oscar was born in January last year she picked the centre again - even though she now lives in Glossop
I WOULD like to thank everyone at the birth centre for the excellent care and support we recently received during and after the birth of our son.
The HRI birth centre opened in March 2008, led by midwives.
About 700 to 800 babies a year are born at the birth centre, which was re-located and upgraded in the summer of 2008 to provide more choice for women and their families.
Healthy 10 pound seven ounce Thomas Wearmouth on March 9 became the 1,715th baby to be born in the birth centre.
Lynne Williams, acting clinical manager of Caerphilly Birth Centre, said, 'Hydrotherapy is renowned for helping with pain.
The Government gave the hospital PS750,000 in January to create the birth centre.
ON Tuesday, January 6, my wife gave birth to our first child, Grace, at Huddersfield Birth Centre.