Both big sisters got themselves ready for school this morning without any prompting so that they could enjoy cuddles with their new baby sister #homebirthjusthappened @RSCH_Maternity #choice #continuity #betterbirths #matexp #homebirth #NoPlaceLikeHome #PugICorn #pugs
This little one went through a few twists and turns before
settling on a head down position and birthing at #home !
The third baby for this lovely family, second #homebirth with the team and first daughter! #Homebirthjusthappened #continuity #choice #teamwork @RSCH_Maternity
After a straightforward and quick first #birth this mum knew that she wanted to birth at #home with her second and the team were delighted to support her & celebrate with her* when she did exactly that #HomebirthJustHappened
*Tea the official celebratory drink of the on call midwife
This morning the team supported this amazing mum give birth to her little boy who decided at the last minute that he would much rather be born at home in the presence of his big brother than via Induction at the local hospital #homebirthjusthappened
Parenthood a walk in to the wild? The team supported this brilliant mum to birth her second baby at #home in the #pool #HomebirthjustHappened #HomebirthWaterbirth #continuity #choice #MatExp @RSCH_Maternity
A multidisciplinary team of midwives, obstetricians and doulas worked together to support this incredible mother to have the safe #homebirth #VBAC she had envisioned! #HomebirthJustHappened #continuity #information #choice
Following on from the fantastic infographic Jodie created at the start of the month we wanted to spend some time exploring a few of our stats.
Today we are looking at our transfer rates.
In October we had a caseload of 17 pregnant clients.
4 of our clients changed their planned place of birth prior to labour. The reasons for change of planned place of birth were maternal choice (n=1), premature (prior to 37 weeks) labour (n=2) and Induction of Labour (n=1).
13 women planned to birth at home at the onset of their labour. Of these clients 11 birthed their baby at home as planned.
Two clients were transferred to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in labour. The reason for transfer were prolonged first (dilating) stage of labour (n=1) and prolonged second (pushing) stage of labour (n=1).
All of the clients who transferred to the Royal Surrey for their baby’s birth (n=6) had normal (unassisted) vaginal births.
9 of the 11 families who birthed at home remained at home. 2 families transferred in after their baby’s birth. one for Retained Placenta and one for postnatal observation of the baby.