Blackburn Birth Centre

01254 733434 Park Lee Road, Park Lee Road , Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 3NX

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 7 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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Quality of service at Blackburn Birth Centre

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

85%staff recommend this hospital for care. 1757 responses. 8015 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

77%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 1757 responses. 8015 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 738 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 1282 responses.

Latest reviews of this organisation

Amazing staff and relaxing atmosphere

All the staff were amazing during my son's birth and both the before and after care, they are very professional and caring and make you f...

18 September 2017

You are just a burden here and will be patronised.

When I arrived the kind and smiling night staff were on shift still. They soon handed my care over to the day staff. While they were ha...

16 September 2017

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


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

Last updated on 18 April 2013.

Information supplied by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust