The use of water is one of the simplest forms of pain relief available as it has no side effects. It can reduce the length of labour and the need for further pain-relieving drugs in many cases. A water birth is often a calm and gentle birth for mother and baby.

Alison Brodrick, Consultant Midwife

Bringing new life into the world is such a special time for families, with your help we have made that time as easy and as comfortable as possible.

Your support has helped to transform part of the Jessop Wing by building three new state-of-the-art birthing pool suites, purposely designed to create warm, comfortable and tranquil spaces for families to stay in during the arrival of their little one.

The refurbished rooms are complete with fully accessible ergonomic pools, sympathetic décor and dimmable LED lighting to help give parents the most relaxing experience possible.

Having a baby should be a truly wonderful life experience and together we have helped to make that happen.

Thanks to our generous supporters, £300,000 to fund this project has now been raised. Your support will help to ensure that the Jessop Wing continues to be one of the best maternity hospitals in the country. Thank you.