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Birth Centre says hello to baby number 1,000

06 May 2015

The popular Birth Centre at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital celebrated its own special new arrival last week when its 1,000th baby was born.

The popular Birth Centre at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital celebrated its own special new arrival last week when its 1,000th baby was born.

Baby Bruno (pictured with parents Sam and Paula McMeekin and midwives Magda Da Silva and Louise Johns) became baby number 1,000 when he was born on Wednesday morning.

Head of Midwifery Vivien Bell said: “We are delighted to welcome our 1000th baby to the world. The fact we are celebrating this milestone now shows just how popular our Birth Centre is with women, given that the Centre only opened its doors 14 months ago.”

The Birth Centre is aimed at women who are assessed as having low risk deliveries and has seven rooms with adjustable lighting and music players to help promote a relaxing birth environment. Four of the rooms have pools for women to use during their labour as well as other birthing aids to assist with delivery. There is also an opportunity to use aromatherapy to enhance the birthing experience.

The Centre was officially opened by Call the Midwife actress, Helen George, last month.