Blackburn Birth Centre

01254 733434 Park Lee Road, Park Lee Road , Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 3NX
http://www.elht.nhs.uk

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 ratings for this clinic

Overview

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

Services

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

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Quality of service at Blackburn Birth Centre

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

82staff recommend this hospital for care. 1890 responses. 8014 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

75staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 1890 responses. 8014 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 1009 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 1463 responses.

Latest reviews of this organisation

Above and beyond

After a straight forward birth for my first child, I was keen to have my second born at the birth centre (tbh it was originally so I coul...

11 July 2017

Some midwifes need some care training.

A lovely looking place with plenty of room and privacy even an outdoor room to walk around! However I had a bad experience when i visi...

9 February 2017

Outstanding

To the staff that helped deliver my sisters baby last night, I would like to thank you so much. You did an absolutely outstanding job and...

13 January 2017

Amazing experience!

This was my first visit to Blackburn Birth Centre and I can honestly say it was an amazing experience! Throughout my pregnancy I was luck...

2 August 2016

Aftercare

C section scar still not healed, my stich is hanging out and they still discharged me. I rang up for advice again and was told nothing to...

6 July 2016

Last updated on 18 April 2013.

Information supplied by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust