Cossham Birth Centre service opens
A team of ten midwives and five maternity care assistants are in place to deliver the first babies at the new Cossham Birth Centre, which opened on January 28.
Situated on the top floor of the newly refurbished Cossham Hospital, it will be the first free-standing birth centre in the area where healthy women from Bristol and South Gloucestershire with a straightforward pregnancy can give birth.
The Birth Centre’s four birthing rooms each have a pool, offering all women the opportunity to use water for labour and birth, as well as additional birthing aids to support the natural process of childbirth.
The rooms are comfortably furnished with double beds, sofas and en-suite facilities to provide a homely and intimate atmosphere.
Aromatherapy will be available to help women relax and relieve symptoms during labour.
For fathers/partners, there are overnight stay options with open kitchen, bathroom and visiting facilities.
Cossham Birth Centre is part of an important drive to offer women more choice in where and how they can give birth and in promoting natural childbirth for women with uncomplicated pregnancies.
For more information, visit the Cossham Birth Centre pages on NBT's website.