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A century of babies

Baby Anam Ahmad is the 100th baby birthed at the new Bronte Birth Centre

Anam Ahmad is the 100th baby to be birthed at the new Bronte Birth Centre at Dewsbury hospital.

The new centre opened its doors on 19 September, 2016, and in a few short months has now delivered a century of babies. 

Ierrum Ahmad, from Staincliffe, Dewsbury, mother of baby Anam said: “I had no idea my little one was the 100th baby, I think a midwife mentioned it when I came in but it was after Anam was born did this register with me. I guess this makes her even more special. 

“I loved the new birth Centre and I would recommend it to other women as you listen to your body and deliver at your own pace. The rooms are so calming, with the lighting, bath tub and nice décor.

“Overall a brilliant experience, I had everything I needed. My midwives Debbie and Paula were brilliant and I enjoyed the privacy of the suites and remember my husband and I being very relaxed during the whole process.”

Midwife led birth centres are staffed by trained midwives who work in partnership with women to provide support, care and advice during pregnancy and labour. Mothers benefit from a personal, one-to-one approach which offers a positive birth experience.

Bronte Birth Centre is a £1.38m investment into Dewsbury Hospital as part of the of the hospital reconfiguration programme which redesigns how women’s services are offered across the three sites of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Gill Pownall, Head of Midwifery and Nursing said: “We have received very positive feedback from new mums and this landmark figure demonstrates the success of our new Bronte Birth centre at Dewsbury Hospital. 

“It seems like yesterday we were celebrating the opening and the first birth at Bronte and here we are now celebrating the birth of the 100th baby. 

“I am glad to hear Anam and mother are doing well and I look forward to the 1000th baby”