Maidstone Birth Centre hits estimated number of births for a year in just seven months

On Saturday (28 April), almost exactly seven months after the opening, the 200th baby to be born at the Birth Centre arrived, at 6.25am.

Consultant Midwife at the Birth Centre, Sarah Gregson, said:

”We are absolutely delighted that in seven months we have already seen our expectations exceeded.  It goes to show that prospective parents across the area are keen to use the Birth Centre and its fantastic facilities.”

And just the day before the 200th baby was born, the Birth Centre recorded the busiest day it has had since it opened on 22 September 2011, with a total of eight babies being born in a 24 hour period – three of them in just one hour, between 8 and 9am.

Sarah added:

“The number of births on 27 April was unprecedented but it was an absolutely wonderful day, with Birth Centre staff and our community midwives pulling together to deliver eight healthy babies.”

Further information from Communications Manager Gianna Pollero-Payne on 01622 225858.

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