MIDWIVES in South Tyneside are celebrating the arrival of the first baby born in the town's new midwifery-led birthing centre
I would totally recommend the new birthing centre
to anyone, it was a fantastic experience, the midwives couldn't do enough for us."
Abi said: "This is my third baby bornat South Tynesidehospital and the new birthing centre
is so much more relaxing and a very calm environment.
Along with two other midwives, she advocated for a local birthing centre
following the closure of the Warkworth Maternity Hospital in 1992.
NERVOUS first-time mum Kelly Angelo thought she was in good hands when she arrived at a birthing centre
run by midwives - rather than a hospital.
JUST three babies were born in a year at a once busy Teesside birthing centre
, new figures have revealed.
A spokeswoman for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust confirmed the birthing centre
is closed to mums-to-be and ruled out rumours it had been closed due to staffing levels, as some had claimed to the Examiner previously.
SALFORD'S new birthing centre
will finally open its doors in March - five months later than planned.
It means a total of PS6.6m will ploughed into improving the hospital's facilities, which comes in addition to the PS2.3m already been spent on rennoavation to the roof and birthing centre
Dr Kate Granger MBE opened the new birthing centre
at the hospital in Walsgrave on Wednesday as part of her campaign tour.
In contrast, the Birth Centre is based on the birth or birthing centre
model, (30,31) combining a home-like atmosphere with high quality ob-gyn care.