Bow mum gives birth in Royal London Hospital's first midwife-led maternity centre
PUBLISHED: 16:00 10 November 2016
A lucky mum gave birth to one of the first babies in The Royal London Hospital's first midwife-led maternity centre.
First-time parents, Rahima Begum and Mohammad Bablu Jaman, of Bow, welcomed their baby Amayah into the world, just hours after the new Lotus centre opened its doors.
Their daughter was born at 3.42am on Tuesday, after the centre in Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, opened its doors with the aim to provide women with a more natural birth on Monday.
Rahima said: “I can’t believe it opened on the day that I needed it and feel so lucky to have given birth here.
“It has all the facilities you could want. During labour I used a birthing chair and balls which really helped.
“My midwife was brilliant, she stayed with me and definitely gave me one-to-one care.
“I had been tempted to give birth in the Barkantine centre but wanted to be closer to the hospital in case anything went wrong, so the new centre met my needs perfectly.
Her partner, Mohammad, added: “Our midwife was absolutely fantastic and the room is great, we couldn’t have wanted more. The new centre is a fantastic space.”
Visit bartshealth.nhs.uk/lotusbirthcentre for more information on the centre.