About the Rosie birth centre

Rosie birth centre is a new along-side birth centre situated within the Rosie hospital.

Birth centres are based on the social model of care which views birth as a transformative life experience, enhancing the long-term physiological and emotional well-being of women and their families.

Rosie birth centre or home birth are the designated places of birth for all women who are receiving midwife-led care, who have enjoyed a pregnancy without complication and are expecting a normal physiological birth.

Consultant midwife and clinical lead for Rosie birth centre: Jan Butler

What we offer

When you are in active labour, Rosie birth centre offers a calm and homely atmosphere. This is known to help with normal labour and birth. We understand the importance of listening to you and we will respect and support your informed decisions regarding your labour and birth.


  • birthing rooms designed to create a calm and homely environment
  • each room has a pool. Many women using our facilities gain comfort from relaxing in water during labour and often stay in the pool for the birth of their baby.
  • mood lighting, music systems and en-suite bathrooms
  • birthing balls, slings, birthing stools, floor mats and comfortable seating in all rooms
  • a fold-down double bed for you to rest on with your new baby while staff organise your discharge
  • many of the birthing rooms have direct access to our sensory garden
  • a communal kitchen and seating area
  • you are very welcome to bring in relaxing music and any items that will make your birth space special and personal to you

Visiting times

For partners:

  • open visiting
  • a maximum of two birthing partners are allowed

For family and friends:

  • open visiting
  • two visitors will be allowed entry at a time

Please note: only a patient’s own children are allowed to visit.


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