Call the Midwife actress officially opens birthing centre

Actress Helen George, who stars in BBC 1's Call the Midwife, has opened a new birthing centre in London

Actress Helen George, who plays Trixie in BBC’s Call the Midwife, joined midwives at the official opening of the birth centre at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

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Call the Midwife actress Helen George with real life midwives at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London

The centre is aimed at women who are assessed as having low risk deliveries. More than 950 babies have been born since it opened its doors last year and it has proved to be very popular with mothers and midwives.

The centre has seven rooms with adjustable lighting and music players to help promote a relaxing birth environment. Four of the rooms have pools for women to use during their labour as well as other birthing aids to assist with delivery. There is also an opportunity to use aromatherapy to enhance the birthing experience.

Head of midwifery at the hospital Vivien Bell said: 'We are delighted to be welcoming Helen and having the opportunity to show her our centre.'

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