It’s been a whirlwind of a year so far, with Covid restrictions and the temporary suspension of the team having a impact on this half years statistics.
83 clients were cared for within our caseload during this period. This includes those clients who were impacted by the temporary suspension of the team due to covid.
Out of these 83 clients, 89% of their babies were breastfeeding or receiving breastmilk at discharge to the health visitors.
52 of these clients changed their planned place of birth prior to the start of active labour – 25 of these were due to the covid suspension. Of these 25 Mums, 14 were still cared for by the team at The Royal Surrey. Additionally we have seen a change from a midwifery led caseload to a mixed caseload with a higher number of clients (24%) joining the caseload having consultant input in their pregnancies.
31 clients from the total caseload were still intending to birth their babies at home at the start of active labour. Of these mothers, 100% had vaginal births, and 84% were cared for by a midwife they knew.
Of these 31 mothers who started labour at home:
5 required transfer in labour, 3 required postnatal transfer (Transfer rate of 26%).
76% had physiological third stages with optimal cord clamping
58% of the births that occurred at home, happened in the pool. A further 10% of clients who laboured at home used the pool for pain relief.
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This amazing mother didn’t stick her head in the sand when it came to birthing her second baby.
She researched her choices and opted for a #homebirth with the team. Welcoming her little boy in to the world this morning at #home in the #pool #HomebirthJustHappened
This incredible mother listened to her instincts and her baby and weighed up her options to safely birth her little girl in to the world with the support of our Royal Surrey colleagues.
A wonderful start to the weekend as the team supported this amazing mum as she welcomed her little one earthside in the early hours.
His big brother has his toys all lined up and ready to play.
Yesterday the team spent a perfect afternoon supporting these experienced parents as they welcomed their little one earthside at #home in the pool.
On Monday the team has the pleasure of supported this experienced family as they welcomed their second child in to the world at #home with the support of their named midwife #HomebirthHappens