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Friday, 9 August 2013
Congratulations to new mum, Danielle Donkin, on the birth of her daughter who was born at 10.38 am today, weighing 6lbs 12.5 oz and is the first baby to be born in the Trust’s new birthing pool.
Installation of the new pool at Sunderland Royal Hospital has been eagerly awaited by both mums-to-be and the midwives working on the Maternity Unit and it is one of the most advanced of its kind. Support has previously been available for mums wishing to have water births at home however more and more women were expressing a wish to have the option to use a birthing pool during labour in hospital and the Trust was keen to be able to offer this additional choice to women.
Healthy women with with uncomplicated pregnancies can choose to use the pool as a form of pain relief during labour or remain in the pool to deliver their baby if they wish.