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MLU celebrates 1000th birth

17th December 2020

Staff in Daisy Hill Hospital Midwifery Led Unit are celebrating after welcoming their 1000th birth.

Izabela Wroblewska pictured centre with on left midwife Aine Fegan and on right MLU Sister Emma-Jo Bailie.

Proud mother Izabela Wroblewska gave birth to a baby girl on December 13 at 16:35, weighing in at 8lb 10oz.

Baby girl Wroblewska, the 1000th baby born in Daisy Hill Hospital Midwifery Led Unit

Izabela said she was delighted with her midwifery led experience and the choice to birth in water. She was supported by Midwife Aine Fegan.

Sister Emma-Jo Bailie said the milestone was a celebration for all involved over the years with the Midwifery Led Unit.

“This is an opportunity to celebrate the onward success of the Midwifery Led Unit which has now been open for six years,” she said.

“We welcomed our first baby in November 2014 and have continued to provide this service to low risk women. The number of births has increased yearly and last year, 240 babies were born in the MLU.”

She added: “I would like to acknowledge the hard work of all our staff and what we have achieved so far. A special mention to our Lead Midwife Joanne McGlade and Sister Valerie Porter who were both instrumental in establishing the MLU.”

Lead Midwife Joanne McGlade

The Unit consists of two fully furnished modern rooms each equipped with a birthing pool, sofa bed and birthing aids. The unit is staffed 24/7 with a team of midwives who are dedicated to providing a high standard of care in a relaxed environment.