HDR-designed Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre Opens

(January 31, 2014) - The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre recently opened in Ottawa, Ontario. The center is a pilot project testing a new midwife-assisted maternity care facility type; its three birthing suites are expected to deliver 450 babies annually. According to the article, "With its hardwood floors, fireplaces and birthing tubs, the centre might at first seem less like a medical centre and more like a hotel. But the warm environment is non-clinical by design, and provides the feel of a home birth while having more available resources."