Baby in Hurry!

Another little catch up for the Team….
This lovely mum considered all her options and chose the pathway that felt right for her. And this little one decided that he wasn’t to be dictated to with timings. So with support from our colleagues at Royal Surrey, she welcomed her little boy in the pool in MLU as we arrived to support her too. We discharged her home within a few hours of birth and continue her postnatal care at home.

Made with Love

homebirth service suspension catch up
This Amazing Mama was supported in MLU, by us, as she welcomed her little boy earthside in the pool. A few hours later she was home and tucked up in her own bed and today we said a sad farewell as we discharged her from our care.
This Gorgeous hat and bootie set was knitted by grandma as a snuggly ‘hug’ until she is able to meet him in person when COVID restrictions are eased.

Swan Princess

Catching up again!
A few more posts of our amazing Mama’s who had to change their birth place plan due to the suspension of our homebirth service.
How Gorgeous is this swan princess to announce the birth of their little girl?!
This Amazing mum was supported by the team in the hospital as she birthed her little girl and we continue with all her postnatal care and our love of #caseloading.
#birthisamazing

Peekaboo little cub!

It was such a priviledge to support this incredible mum as she welcomed her little girl earthside in the pool in our MLU at The Royal Surrey maternity unit. They were then discharged straight home from MLU to a very excited big sister!
It’s been such a difficult week for everyone, however, being able to offer this continuity certainly softens the impact of our suspension. We continue to provide all postnatal care, alongside and included in our clinics each week, and are so grateful for these photos as the birth announcements for our caseload.

Ten Tiny Toes

alt text: left hand with visible gold wedding band holds a newborn baby’s foot so that the sole is centred in the picture pointing towards the viewer

We are delighted to be able to share this birth announcement from another of the weekends little arrivals.

The silver lining in the team’s suspension has been being able to continue to support so many of our caseload while they birth at @RSCH_Maternity #continuity #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens

It was all for you

alt text: print of Jane Austin quote “you must know… surely you must know it was all for you. Mr Darcy” is framed for out a cream mount within a silver frame.

The team had the very great pleasure of supporting this lovely family as they welcomed their second child in to the world.

While the location of their birth changed the essence of their plan remained: a calm, quiet pool birth in the near dark, supported by a midwife they had gotten to know in pregnancy

Support and Encouragement

This lovely mummy is a good friend to one of our team members providing her with support and encouragement when she decided to train as a midwife.

Seven years later it was the midwives privilege to return the favour and support and encourage her friend through pregnancy and birth!

Virtual Tour of the Maternity Unit

The talented people at the Royal Surrey County Hospital Photography and Graphics department have created a fantastic virtual tour of the RSCH Maternity Department, providing a concise overview of the birth place choices available to our clients.

It video showcases the hard work that has taken place over the last few years to enhance the aesthetic of the department and create a more comfortable, homely and hormone enhancing environment in which to give birth.

So grab a cuppa, sit back and take a virtual tour of the unit from the comfort of your own home. For those of you planning to birth your baby in the most comfortable and homely environment you know- your own home- this might be the closest you ever get to the maternity unit on level G. For those of you still exploring your options, the tour is a great starting point for your research.

The video is provided in addition to weekend tours of the unit which will continue to be offered to you from your 34th week of pregnancy and tours included with antenatal education classes. You can learn more about the Royal Surrey’s Education Classes (here) and in the The Little Bag section of this site.

Never afraid promote client choice through the use of social media, the team are well represented in the video. Listen carefully and you will hear the soothing voice of our very own Deana Frost narrating the antenatal section of the tour. At 05:02 you can watch our mighty team leader, Tanya Ashton, promoting birth at home and the work of the team. Even this blog makes it’s YouTube debut at 05:25!

For more information about Maternity at the Royal Surrey County Hospital click here