The soft lighting gives a spa like and serene atmosphere and any additional equipment is kept out of sight to maintain the feeling of normality for the women.
The Birth Centre team are very excited to be open after many months of planning and preparations. Lou Pouget, Birth Centre Core Midwife explains more about who the birth centre will be for,
“It’s all about giving women more choice. The birth centre is for low risk births and the women will have 1-to-1 care in the birth rooms. We are hoping for lots of active birth using the birthing pools but also using the bean bags, balls and upright positions to encourage mobilisation.
“Funds raised through The Cornwall Birth and Baby Appeal have enabled the purchase of additional equipment for the rooms such as the bean bags, balls and rocking chairs but there is still a need for support for the appeal,
“We still need items for the Birth Centre although we are open today there are still pieces of equipment that we are trying to fund. So we are actively keeping the fundraising appeal going,” said Ms Pouget.
In addition to the funds for the new Birth Centre, the BABA Appeal also hopes enable an upgrade of the existing delivery suite to give equality in the standard of facilities across the two units.
“The people of Cornwall have been great at getting behind the appeal so far and we are so thank you to everyone that has helped in whatever way. We are still very much in need of support from businesses, groups, individuals, to help us to reach our target of £500,000,” added Karen Murrish, Fundraising Manager for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.