Blackburn Birth Centre

Telephone: 01254 733434
Address: Park Lee Road, Park Lee Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 3NX

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 11 ratings for this clinic


Blackburn Birthing Centre


Blackburn Birth Centre is a free standing birth centre where women, who are not anticipating any problems, labour and give birth to their babies in a relaxed home from home environment. 

There is a family centred approach with the emphasis on sensitive midwifery care.  Women are encouraged to move through their labour supported by skilled midwives and their choice of birth partners.  All staff encourage and promote physiological (natural) birth by recognizing and respecting the process of normal birth.  The evidence tells us that women who move around in labour and are in a relaxed environment require less pain relieving drugs and often progress through labour more quickly.

This is a new service which opened in September 2010 and became fully operational in November 2010.  The beautiful facilities offer families a relaxed environment where they can start their journey in to parenthood and it is quickly becoming one of the largest free standing birth centres in the country.

The Birth Centre in Blackburn is staffed by team midwives who work at the birth centre and also work in the local community. All staff who work at the birth centre also support women who wish to birth their babies at home.

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Additional information

The Blackburn Birth Centre operates 24 hours a day and over the 7 day per week period. Midwives can be contacted at anytime for advice and support in matters relating to pregnancy and the time shortly after birth. We can also support you regarding your choice of feeding and help you with any questions you may have.

Last verified on 18/04/2013


Antenatal care
Care in labour and straight after the birth
Post natal care
Newborn examination
Parent education programmes
Tours of the facility
Breastfeeding Support
Hearing Screening
Arranging and supporting home birth

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Latest reviews of this organisation

Used for services & support from Supervisor of Midwifes

I wasn't able to labour at the Birth Centre as I was a high risk patient. However I was welcomed with open arms from the Midwifes there f...

6 April 2014

Absolutely wonderful couldn't have wished for anything more!

I arrived here on 28th November at 7pm after my labour pains started 1 hour earlier , my baby boy was already 12 overdue so as u can expe...

29 January 2014

The perfect birth experience. It couldn't have been better

I made a last minute decision to go to the Blackburn Birth Centre for my 2nd baby after a horrific 1st experience in a hospital. From th...

1 January 2014

Excellent staff and excellent facility

As there's not a MAT unit at Blackburn anymore we visited the birthing centre on a guided tour and were very impressed. We weren't expect...

28 September 2013

Very pleased with the care

I gave birth here Tuesday 23rd July and found the facilities lovely and clean and the staff extremely supportive. I was only in for aroun...

1 August 2013

Quality of service at Blackburn Birth Centre

NHS Choices users rating

Responding to patient safety alerts

Good - All alerts signed off where deadline has passed

Last updated on 18 April 2013.

Information supplied by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust