Myth-busting- Is Homebirth Messy?

Question:
Is Homebirth messy?

Answer:
No

We make sure the families under our care feel prepared for their labour and birth. At 36 weeks we will arrange a Homebirth Advisory appointment with you, where we discuss in detail your plans and preferences, and the equipment you might like to use ( read more about equipment and supplies here)

We recommend the use of waterproof coverings such as decorating sheets or shower curtains to protect soft furnishings. Absorbent pads are also advised. Cover with towels or blankets to make this lovely and cosy.

Many of our clients will choose to use a pool for their labour. Use of the pool’s disposable liner and submergible pump makes tidying up very simple.

If you would prefer not to keep your placenta, the homebirth team can take it away and arrange its disposal.

If you have any other questions about home birth or would like further information contact the Surrey Hills Team at rsch.homebirth.referrals@nhs.net

MythBusting #BirthPlaceChoice #Homebirth

Hot Pink Booties

‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.’ – Marilyn Monroe

It’s been an privilege to support this mother as she balanced the risk and benefits of her options and chose a birthplace that felt right for her.

She totally rocked her birth with the support of our @RSCH_Maternity colleagues and now we have the pleasure of supporting this growing family at home

We need you to help us celebrate 9 years of the Surrey Hills Homebirth Team

Due to social distancing restrictions we won’t be able to host this year’s summer party and reunion. We can’t let the team’s 9th anniversary pass without celebrating in some way so we would like to mark the occasion virtually on our blog and across our other social media platforms.

We had already decided after last year’s Circus Themed: Your Body, Your Baby, Your Show! that this year we would have a superhero “I grow humans, what’s your superpower?”

The theme feels especially apt in the current pandemic. We are all in awe of all of our superhero families, growing, developing, birthing, teaching, learning, and loving each other in these unprecedented times and we would like to celebrate you.

We are going to dedicate the first week in August to celebrating our entire caseload, sharing your birth stories and testimonials and we would like to culminate the week with a slide show of our caseload, past and present, as you are now. From growing bumps to thriving nine-year olds and everyone in between we would love to share images of the caseloads “babies” and their families.

Superhero fancy dress is encouraged but completely optional. Lucy has created a selection of superhero signs that can be printed out and held up in your pictures if you’d like. We’ve left them black and white so feel free to colour and decorate as you like and there is even a blank hero template for you to add your own words of wisdom/superhero pun/memory.

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#FridayFeedback

Lucy,

I just wanted to say to both you and Kirsty thank you so much for all that you did when baby [redacted] was born.

You helped me have the calm home birth I was hoping for, despite all the extra measures you have to take due to COVID-19. Even having to transfer in afterwards, I felt reassured and supported because you were able to stay with me throughout which I didn’t expect but made it all a lot less scary!

I can’t thank you and the rest of the home birth team, including Laura in the early days, Anna and Emily, enough for everything you have done during my pregnancy and birth.

[redacted]

Welcome OwlBert

One of the gorgeous caseload babies from Monday’s trilogy!

We were delighted to be able to support this family for the second time as they welcomed their second child in to the world at home in the shower!

#continuity #RepeatCustomer #HomeBirthJustHappened

Psst if Spock Monkey looks familiar that became this isn’t his first appearance on our blog. Here his is announcing another special arrival https://surreyhillshomebirth.org/2017/09/15/spock-monkey/