Norfolk and Norwich University birth unit's 100th baby

A birth unit in Norfolk is celebrating the arrival of its 100th baby in the space of just a month.

Baby Jenson Malcolmson was born on Wednesday at the new midwifery-led department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The £400,000 unit has four delivery rooms with three pools and was designed to give women who can have a natural birth a home-from-home experience.

Jenson's mother, Lucy, said: "... I can't praise the midwives enough."

The unit's aim is to give one-to-one care to women while they are giving birth and to keep interventions to a minimum.

Midwives working in the department, which opened on 8 August, are also trained to give babies the necessary paediatric checks before they can go home.

Pam Sizer, the unit's midwifery manager, said: "We had anticipated that we would see around 1,200 women on the unit over a 12-month period, however we did not expect for it to take off and be as popular with women as quickly as it has."

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