Family Birth Centre in Subiaco celebrates 25th anniversary

Roger Cook with one of the first babies born at the centre in 1992 Zerin Glassie and other parents with children who were born at the centre.
Roger Cook with one of the first babies born at the centre in 1992 Zerin Glassie and other parents with children who were born at the centre.

NEARLY 7000 WA babies have been born at Family Birth Centre in Subiaco which this week celebrated its 25th year.

Parents gathered at King Edward Memorial Hospital to celebrate the centre that opened in 1992 including one of the first babies born there, Zerin Glassie, and his parents.

The centre was the first of its kind when it opened in 1992 and was designed for women with low-risk pregnancies and their families who preferred to give birth to their babies in a home-like setting with the ability to be transferred to higher level care if needed.

It is staffed by 28 midwives, who are on-call 24 hours a day, to care for women during their early pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.

Health Minister Roger Cook said photographs and messages from families on the walls were a testament to the success of the centre.

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