It’s all new at birthing unit

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A birthing centre has been officially re-opened following a £537,000 government funded refurbishment project.

The Alexandra Birthing Centre at Watford General Hospital now offers ‘home from home’ facilities and boasts eight birthing rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

There are also two birthing pool rooms and a sensory room at the midwife-led centre.

West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Samantha Jones – a mother of twins herself – said: “A new baby is a joyous time but it can also be a daunting time and families need to feel safe and secure.

“Our newly refurbished birthing unit will make a huge difference to the experience of families as it offers a modern environment with a wonderful, calming atmosphere.”

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