A very useful paper according to none other than Beverley Beech. More evidence (as if more were needed!) for the need for caseloading community midwifery. The link below is to the article of the same name as the title of this blog post.
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It can also be found on the blog Bornstroppy.
A couple more pictures from the opening of the new Birth Centre and Bradford Royal Infirmary.
The hospital now has several of the Canberra model birth baths each in its own beautiful new birth room. The Canberra birth bath is designed to be universal in that it can fit into most rooms and situations. It is available on short lead times or from stock and costs well under £5000 (and discounts for 2 or more baths).
The photos came from Lorne Campbell / Guzelian.
Bradford Birthcentre’s successful launch
It was the launch of the Bradford Birth Centre on 1st February 2013 – already over 280 babies had been born there. Feedback from Mums is fantastic, the birth pools (which Aquabirths supplied) are in constant use, and the rooms are beautiful.
The great and inescapable draw-back of inflatable birthing pools.
Our 10th birthday cake, made by a midwife.