Watchful Eye

Oh we do love a doula-doggo 🐢🀩 He calmly rested in the birth space just as a gentle, quiet presence in the background and is now continuing with his calming ways with his new little friend πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ₯° Overnight on Monday, we were delighted to support this Incredible First Time Mama at #home as she welcomed her Gorgeous little boy earthside πŸ’™ #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #primip #firstimemama #homebirth #options #care #caseloading #continuityofcare #douladog #calm

New little playmate

This Gorgeous β€˜Big brother’ is super excited to have a new little playmate πŸΆπŸ’–πŸ€© This Awesome First Time Mama was supported by us in labour, alongside our lovely colleagues at Royal Surrey where she then welcomed her Gorgeous little girl into her arms πŸ’«πŸ’– Our circle of care continued into the early postnatal days and yesterday we bid this lovely family farewell as they gently venture forward as a family of four πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§πŸΆ #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens #SurreyHillsTeam #caseloading #continuity #Support #options #care #firstimemama #primip

⭐️April-June⭐️

We are delighted to share our second quarter of 2022 Team stats with you πŸ€— A wonderful 89% of our caseload who were planning a homebirth during their pregnancy had a vaginal birth. Of the 47 booked on our caseload. Caesarean section rate 11% Emergency Ceasarean 9% (4) Elective ceasarean 2% (1) induction of labour 4% (2) instrumental birth 0

🏑 89% of those who were planning a homebirth and started their labour at home, in our care, had a homebirth

🀰🏼94% of our mums in the whole caseload knew the midwife who cared for them in labour

🀰🏼 85% of our mums who birthed at home had a physiological 3rd stage (natural birth of the placenta)

🀰🏼4 x transfer to hospital in labour and 4 x transfer to hospital postnatally (21% total)

🀱 on discharge from midwifery care: 70% exclusively breastfeeding and 81% having some breast milk

Caseloading speaks for itself and is something we are truly passionate about πŸ€— To support fully informed birth choices is both a priority and privilege to us all in the Surrey Hills Team β­οΈπŸ’–πŸ˜©β­οΈ

If you would like to learn more about the team and birthing your baby at home , and you live within the teams catchment, please emailus at rsch.homebirth.referrals@nhs.net

Mamas Instincts

This Amazing First Time Mama trusted instincts towards the end of her pregnancy and welcomed her Gorgeous little girl into her arms with the support of our lovely colleagues at Royal Surrey πŸ’–πŸ’« She continued with all her hypnobirthing practice and found it so helpful to keep grounded and calm, with no added stress passed onto to baby 🀩 Our circle of care has continued at #home as they gently navigate the early days of the fourth trimester 🐢 #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens #SurreyHillsTeam #primip #kickscount #choice #options

Comfort blanket

Continuing with our catch up posts.. Keep showing them all your love πŸ€— This Amazing First Time Mama was supported at #home in early labour, and then by her named midwife, alongside our colleagues at Royal Surrey where she welcomed her Gorgeous little boy earthside πŸ’™ We always do all we can to support our caseload within the hospital environment- it’s not always possible, but we really do all all we can πŸ’« This lovely couple now venture gently forward as a family of three πŸ’ #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens #SurreyHillsTeam #namedmidwife #caseloading #support #care #safecare #choice #primip

positive focus

A little round of β€˜catch-ups’ from recent discharges from our care πŸ€— This awesome First Time Mama was supported in labour at #home and then alongside our lovely colleagues at Royal Surrey as she welcomed her Gorgeous little boy into her arms πŸ’™πŸ€— Our circle of care continued in the early postnatal period as they settled into their new normal and ventured gently onto the fourth trimester #BirthIsAmazingWhereeverItHappens #SurreyHillsTeam #caseloading #continuity #support #safecare #options #safetransfer #primip

My calming influences

This Gorgeous boy was his Mamas companion in labour and beautifully calm observer as she welcomed her Gorgeous little girl into her arms at #home πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸΆ Big sister was there too with a wonderful welcome for her new little best friend and the greatest gift of normalising birth πŸ’« Thank you to this lovely family for supporting our student placement and sharing the wonder of #homebirth, a first for this student. Supporting #physiologicalbirth is key in the training of our future midwives and home is the perfect environment for this πŸ€— And of course it was wonderful to share the birth space with their lovely doula who provided amazing back massages and support throughout πŸ’– #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHomeBirthTeam #support #caseloading #continuity #choice #doula #douladog #studentmidwife

I trust my body

We were privileged to support this Awesome Mama as she welcomed her Gorgeous little girl earthside in the #pool at #home just as she planned πŸ’–πŸ‘ This little one played the β€˜3rd baby game’ with her Mama but once she had decided on her birth date, she was then in quite a hurry! Older siblings were there to meet their new little Friend very shortly after birth, whilst they were still in the birth pool πŸ€— This lovely family’s 2nd pregnancy with the team and our circle of care continues into these early postnatal days πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’– #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #physiologicalbirth #namedmidwife #labourgames #caseloading #continuity #choice #care

The perfect surprise πŸ’–

It was a wonderful start to the day supporting the Awesome Mama as she welcomed her surprise Gorgeous little girl into her arms at #home πŸ‘πŸ’– Her Mama stayed for a sleepover last night, took big brother to Nursery in the morning and made it back just in time to witness the birth of her little granddaughter πŸ’– It was a super busy Summers day for the Team. With a wonderful, busy coffee morning where it was great to meet those interested in homebirth, and, as always we absolutely love to see those who have been in our caseload previously, get to see all the babies again and generally have a catch up m. What is then so fab, is to take a tiny step back and enjoy seeing all the connections happen amongst the families πŸ₯°πŸ₯° 2 homebirths and 1 labour support , a coffee morning and then Team training in the afternoon #busy #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #namedmidwife #caseloading #continuity #support #options #choice #physiologicalbirth

🏑sweet🏑

We were delighted to support this Amazing Mama as she welcomed her Gorgeous little boy into her arms at #home πŸ‘πŸ’™ The joy of being snuggled up at home in their own space even more wonderful with the hot weather πŸ€—β˜€οΈ #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #physiolohicalbirth #namedmidwife #caseloading #continuity #support #options #choice #homesweethome