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Delight for family of first baby born at new Dewsbury hospital maternity unit

Joseph Lloyd first baby to be born at midwife-led centre at Dewsbury District Hospital

Amy and Jonathan Lloyd celebrate the birth of son Joseph, with older son George. Joseph is the first baby to be born at The Bronte Birth Centre at Dewsbury District Hospital

Meet Joseph Lloyd – the first baby to be born at the new-look Bronte Birth Centre at Dewsbury District Hospital.

Joseph was born at 2.59am on Tuesday, a few days after the midwife-led unit was opened.

There to watch mum Amy Lloyd deliver Joseph was partner Jonathan Lloyd and older son George, aged two.

Amy said: “It was a really great experience, everything went very well and I was impressed with the birth suite. It was clean, comfortable and state-of-the-art.

“I delivered in the birthing pool and it’s a great experience and I would recommend the unit to other mothers. I was, along with my partner offered the double bed but I did not want to stay in hospital so I was home on the same day.

“The care of the midwives was fantastic and they remembered me from my first pregnancy with George. I had no worries coming here and it was all very good.”

Consultant midwife Caitlin Wilson said: “I am very happy to welcome Joseph as the first baby to be born at the Bronte Birth Centre. I have been leading on the project and it gives me great pleasure to learn of baby Joseph.”

The £1.38m Bronte Birth Centre is one of three midwife-led birth units run by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

More complex births now take place at a consultant-led unit at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield.


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