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Mums-to-be offered sneak preview of county’s brand new birth centre

Mums-to-be and their families are being invited to have a sneak preview of the county’s brand new Meadow Birth Centre before it opens to women on March 30.

Drop-in days have been arranged from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday, March 21 and 10am to 8pm on Thursday, March 26. Visitors can tour the new midwife-led centre at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, view the facilities on offer and meet key members of the team.

Patti Paine, Divisional Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This is an exciting new service for the women of Worcestershire and we are very much looking forward to welcoming people through the doors before it opens so that they can see for themselves what wonderful facilities it offers.

“Both of the sessions are drop-in, so women and their families are welcome to come along at any time that is convenient for them.”

Meadow Birth Centre, run by experienced midwives, will offer a comfortable environment where birth is treated as a normal process (without intervention), rather than a medical one. It will also give expectant women in Worcestershire more choice over where they birth their baby.

The four-room centre (each with an en-suite) 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 to feel comfortable and relaxed.

Further information on Meadow Birth Centre is available at www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/meadowbirthcentre