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Lancashire Trust Welcomes Birth Centre Guidance

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1:02pm 3rd December 2014

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has today welcomed the guidance issued by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which states that home births and midwife-led centres were better for mothers and often as safe for babies and helped cut the number of caesarean sections.

The Trust runs three midwife-led birth centres – a stand-alone centre at Blackburn; Burnley Birth Centre located within the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre and Rossendale Birth Centre based at the Rossendale Primary Health Care Centre in Rawtenstall.

Vanessa Hollings, General Manager of the Family Care Division at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “We are really pleased at the NICE guidance being issued which further confirms that what we are doing here in East Lancashire is right for women.

“Not all women need a team of doctors and at our birth centres women are encouraged to progress through birth at their own pace, surrounded by experienced midwives in a relaxed and peaceful environment.  The number of caesarean sections is a huge challenge for everyone but our birth centres have been really successful and the number of births taking place in these centres rises every year and feedback from mothers and families is that they are pleased with the care and experience they receive.”

“Since the birth centre model was established we now have as many as 30% of women in East Lancashire giving birth within a Birth Centre environment with 36% of these being water births.  The success of the model is predominantly down to the excellent team working of our staff and the positive relationships with women who have used the service who continue to be involved and advise us on the services we deliver”

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