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.