Baby Freya becomes 1000th born at Princess Royal Hospital's birthing unit last night
In a little under a year, 1,000 babies have been born at the Oasis Birthing Unit, Princess Royal Hospital. SLHT's midwives were absolutely delighted to welcome Freya yesterday, a little after 7pm.
Proud parents Vikki and Adrian were a little bemused at their new arrival becoming an instant celebrity in the unit and bringing such attention! The new baby was given a Winnie the Pooh bear, and Vikki flowers, from the team of proud midwives. Vikki says “We have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received here and utterly delighted that our daughter has made her mark on the world already. We'd like to thank the midwives for the care we received.”
Freya was delivered by midwife Julie Holton who, coincidentally, also delivered the 1st and 100th baby at the unit!
Donna Ockenden, Chief Midwife says “Congratulations to Vikki and Adrian on the birth of your beautiful baby girl, and congratulations to the midwives on the Oasis Unit on reaching this number of births during a very succesful first year”
Opened 8 December 2010, the midwife led unit provides a home from home environment for low risk births. Equipped and furnished to offer women and their families a comfortable and calm environment in which to birth their babies. Oasis has a full complement of dedicated midwives and five en-suite birthing rooms, two of which have birthing pools.
Anyone who would like to consider giving birth at the Oasis Birthing Centre, please either speak to your community midwife, or telephone Alison Eagle, Midwifery Manager 01689 864831 or the Oasis Unit 01689 864750.
Photo of Vikki, Adrian, baby Freya and her big sister Eva with Alison Eagle, Midwifery Manager and student midwife Tina Cunningham