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Meet the Meadow Birth Centre team

The new team which will be running Worcestershire’s brand new £500,000 birth centre is now in place and looking forward to welcoming mums-to-be and their families when the centre opens on Monday, 30 March.

The experienced Meadow Birth Centre team is made up of 14 midwives and seven maternity support workers, led by Matron Rachel Carter, Team Leader Louise Turbutt and Deputy Team Leader Davidica Morris.

Meadow Birth Centre, located at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, 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.

Team Leader, Louise Turbutt, has been a midwife for 12 years, working as a midwife on the delivery suite at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, and as a community midwife. Most recently she has been working as an audit and training midwife, and is soon to complete her training as a Supervisor of Midwives.

Louise said: I am very excited to now be Team Leader of the Meadow Birth Centre - it is a fantastic opportunity to be motivating a new team of enthusiastic midwives and welcoming Worcestershire women through the doors.

“We have a motivated, supportive, skilled team eager to deliver holistic, family-centred care for low risk women. The team have a wealth of knowledge and are passionate to promote normality. They are ready to embrace the opening of the birth centre and provide a service for women led by Midwives.”

The four-room Meadow Birth 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.

Mums-to-be and their families are being invited to have a sneak preview of 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.

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