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Dear Kirsty, Caroline, Lucy and Lucy,

A huge thank you to all of you for all of your amazing support throughout my pregnancy and birth.

Despite not going completely to plan we enjoyed being at home for 90% of it! We would certainly opt for a homebirth again if we had another baby (although [redacted] says that was definitely our last!).

Lots of love [redacted]

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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.

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Congratulations Kirsty!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kirsty to the role of Homebirth Team Leader

Hello my name is Kirsty and I am excited to take on the role of leading and developing the homebirth team.

I have four children of my own and through my fourth pregnancy I was fortunate enough to receive one-one care with the same midwife from Booking through to Discharge. This made a huge impact on me, and although I had always wanted to become a midwife, this positive, empowering experience gave me the nudge I needed to undertake my training, enabling me to replicate this to those in my care.

Being a member of a case-loading team, providing true continuity of care, enhances the perinatal experience for those we care for, as well as enabling me to support women in the choices they make, empowering them to birth their way. I love building these relationships with women and their families and I am passionate about working within this model of care.

If you would like to learn more about the team and birthing your baby in your own home contact the team at rsch.homebirth.referrals@nhs.net or ask your community midwife for a referral

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Goodbye Emily

Today the team said goodbye to Emily who is moving to Somerset to be closer to loved ones.

The consolidation for the team, as passionate advocates of continuity, is that that maternity unit she is joining are very excited to benefit from Emily’s experience and knowledge as they develop their own continuity models.

We know that you will join us in wishing Emily the best of luck in her new job, new home and new life.

Welcome Lucy M!

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Hello my name is Lucy Mason and I am delighted to have joined the Surrey Hills Homebirth team.

I have worked at the Royal Surrey for nearly 10 years, starting out as a maternity support worker, before completing my midwifery training and then working as a midwife in all ward areas.

I was lucky enough to receive continuity care throughout my second pregnancy and birth and have championed homebirth ever since.

Being a member of the homebirth team allows me to form trusting relationships with mums-to-be, enabling me to support their choices through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

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“I also want to pass on my huge thanks and appreciation to all of you.

You are all incredible and how you work with professionalism, enthusiasm and so much care is so valued and appreciated.

Your attention to detail, obvious passion for your work and the support you gave me throughout both my pregnancies was over and above and I will be forever grateful…”

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I am with the Surrey Hills Homebirth Team and recently had my third baby at the Royal Surrey due to homebirths being suspended. Although disappointed not to be able to birth at home due to covid19, I was thrilled when Amy announced on her Facebook live that the Midwife Led Birthing Room has been reopened and I made sure to mention to the midwife on the phone when I was making my way in.

I had the absolute pleasure of both Kirsty’s by my side during the both. The second of which, one of the homebirth midwives, had seen me at a number of appointments antenatally and was my guardian angel in my final week of pregnancy. She turned a bad week into the week I got to birth and meet our beautiful new daughter.

We felt so safe, calm and looked after at the Royal Surrey Maternity Unit. I can’t thank them all enough. I also get to see Kirsty again at our 5 day check which I’m thrilled about and can’t wait to properly thank her in person.

The care I received throughout my pregnancy with my named midwife Anna was also incredible, I loved being cared for by such a wonderful, supportive midwife.”

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“I wanted to say a huge thank you to the whole team for the support you have given me throughout my pregnancy and postnatally.
Although my homebirth didn’t go quite to plan and we ended up transferring in to RSCH the whole experience was so positive and we felt so supported .
You are such a fabulous team and I’m so grateful for your care and support …”

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Lucy and the home birth team,
A huge thank you to you all for your continued support through our pregnancy and beyond.
Your care, time and attention had been incredible and so much appreciated by us all.
We are so grateful to have had this experience with you all…”