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Rosie birth centre

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The Rosie Birth Centre offers women and their families the opportunity to birth in a friendly and relaxed environment supported by one of our midwives who is passionate about physiological birth.

Current visiting policy

Restricted visiting will be permitted on most wards. Please follow our guidance to find our more information as some areas do still have restrictions.

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Rosie Birth Centre - video tour

Rosie Birth Centre - video tour


We have 10 bright and airy birthing rooms, all with mood lighting, music systems and en-suite, many of which lead directly to our sensory garden. Each room contains a selection of equipment to support natural birth, ranging from a birthing pool to a sling; or a peanut ball to a floor mat. Each room also boasts a double bed where you can rest and relax with your new baby after the birth until discharge home.

Midwives at the Rosie Birth Centre are able to support a number of analgesic options including TENS, Water, Hypnobirthing, Entonox (gas and air) and injectable pain relief such as Pethidine or Diamorphine.

Whilst the majority of births are uncomplicated and straightforward our highly skilled midwives and maternity support workers are trained to identify and manage any emergency situations that could arise ensuring the ongoing safety of mother and baby.

If you would like to find out any more about the Rosie Birth Centre or have any questions, please contact with your named midwife or Liz Marlow (Rosie Birth Centre and Community Matron)


  • 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, 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. Women are very welcome to bring in relaxing music and any items that will make their birth space special and personal to them

How to find us

The main entrance to the Rosie is accessed from Robinson Way. The Rosie is also linked to the main Addenbrooke’s hospital via a ramp which leads directly up to Level 2.


A 'pay on foot' car park system operates at Cambridge University Hospitals, with patients and visitors paying to park in specially designated car parks.

Car park 2 is the designated car park for the Rosie Hospital sited within a couple of minutes walk to the Rosie main entrance

There are drop-off and collection only, 30-minute short-stay car parking spaces outside the main entrance of the Rosie and Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre (ATC).

When you come to the hospital in labour, your partner can obtain a discounted parking ticket. Full details on entitlements will be provided at the customer services desks found on the ground level in both car parks 1 and 2

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