The Birth Centre opened in 2008 and offered a midwife-led approach to childbirth, with some rooms fitted with birthing pools
are a method of pain relief - the birth doesn't necessarily happen under water.
This superb facility has en-suite rooms with large, luxurious birthing pools
and sofa beds allowing partners to stay overnight - as well as the added assurance of experienced Obstetricians close by.
There are five rooms with birthing pools
Women opting for labour care in the midwifery-led unit can make use of facilities which are amongst the best the UK with four birthing pools
and double beds in every room for new parents to stay together.
No doubt the Duchess is dusting off the birthing plan she drew up before having George, in which she'll have stated her preferences on everything from the use of birthing pools
and gas and air, to delayed cord clamping and even what kind of music she wanted in her room.
She added: "In the rooms, there's just everything in there, TVs, iPods, birthing pools
, mood lighting.
are for moms who are fools, And for fishes that swim in the deep.
Mrs Russell has been working with Worcestershire Acute NHS Hospitals Trust on her research, and in the past 18 months water births within the trust have doubled with more women using birthing pools
for pain relief during labour.
Lorraine met staff, new mums and mums-to-be at the unit, which has six birthing rooms, two birthing pools
and a four-bed post-natal ward.
and labour rooms designed to look like home will be available at a Welsh hospital when a new maternity facility is completed.