THERE is good news for pregnant women expecting to give birth at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

The hospital has announced that the Meadow Birth Centre will reopen for births tomorrow (Tuesday).

At the start of the pandemic the centre had to become an isolation area for mothers and babies who may have been in contact with or had screened positive for covid-19.

The number of pregnant women testing positive for covid-19 when they are admitted to the maternity unit has now reduced.

It is at a level where the hospital is able to safely care for them in adapted single rooms on the delivery suite.

Meadow Birth Centre, run by experienced midwives, offers a comfortable home from home environment which aids relaxation.

Movement throughout birth is encouraged and three rooms have a birthing pool available. 

Hazel Brookes, Meadow Birth Centre team leader, said: “We are thrilled to be able to welcome families back to the birth centre, it’s clear how valued the centre is within the local community.

"We have been busy preparing to open again and are so excited to be able to provide this midwifery-led service to families across Worcestershire.”