£2000 donation for new Meadow Birth Centre
With plans well under way for the opening of the new Meadow Birth Centre at the end of March the unit has a received a new arrival itself in the shape of a £2,000 donation.
The kind donation was received from The Michael Marsh Charitable Trust in support of the new midwife-led unit. The money will be used to provide equipment and resources over and above current NHS provision and will allow midwives at the centre to provide a calm, relaxing and tranquil birth environment for mums-to-be from across the county.
Meadow Birth Centre, run by experienced midwives, will offer a safe place to give birth for ‘low risk’ women who have had no complications or medical problems during their pregnancy.
The four-bed centre, each with an en-suite, will offer a comfortable environment where birth is treated as a ‘normal’ process (without intervention), rather than a medical one.
It will be near to the current delivery suite, but not a part of it. It will look and feel homely – not like a hospital – helping women and their families to feel comfortable and relaxed.
Rachel Carter, Matron for Maternity, said: “We are delighted to receive this generous donation on behalf of the Worcestershire families who will benefit from it. This money will enable us to better prepare the birthing environment to ensure that pregnant women are able to give birth to their babies in the environment that best suits their needs without appearing clinical.
“We intend to purchase items that will put women at ease, making their birth a memorable experience for the right reasons; for example, lighting, music and soft furnishings as well as medical equipment that is suited to a home from home environment as well as being functional should the need arise. Without such donations we would not be able to achieve the desired outcome”.
The team are still looking for support so if you are interested in supporting the new Meadow Birth Centre, visit to www.justgiving.com/meadowbirthcentre.
Alternatively you can donate via your mobile phone, just text MBCW97 plus £5/£10/£25 to 70070 (e.g. MBCW97 £5 to 70070)