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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 November 2005, 14:21 GMT
Manx hospital offers water births
Pregnant women on the Isle of Man are now able to have a water birth after a donation from a trust.

The Henry Bloom Noble Healthcare Trust has paid for the purchase and installation of a birthing pool at Noble's Hospital.

Previously women wanting a water birth have had to pay to hire a pool at home.

Steve Rodan, minister for health and social security, said the midwifery team was "very proud and excited" to have the new facilities.

He added: "It will certainly enhance the choice and care we provide for our parents to be."




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22 Oct 05 |  Isle of Man


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