The Surrey Hills Homebirth Team Summer 2019

If you would like to learn more about the team and birthing your baby in your own home come along to one of the team’s informal forums or contact the team at rsch.homebirth.referrals@nhs.net to arrange a private chat in the comfort of your own home.

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Hello My Name Is Kirsty

Hello my name is Kirsty and I have recently joined the Surrey Hills 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 come along to one of the team’s informal forums or contact the team to arrange a chat in the comfort of your own home rsch.homebirth.referrals@nhs.net

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Hello My Name is Tanya…

Hello my name is Tanya I’ve been a member of the homebirth team since it’s creation.

I have worked in all areas of the hospital and community during my time at RSCH. During my working life I have had various jobs including nurse, barmaid, business travel administrator, a stint working for the Army in a transport squadron but midwifery is my vocation.

I am a Professional Midwifery Advocate, this role enables me to support both women and the midwives caring for them to have the best birth experience possible.

My aim is to empower women to birth the way they want in the place they want.

I have 2 children, 2 dogs , 2 cats and a long suffering husband, obviously listed in order of importance 😉.

Come back tomorrow to meet another member of the Surrey Hills team.

If you would like to learn more about the team and birthing your baby in your own home come along to one of the team’s informal forums (see Events) or contact the team to arrange a chat in the comfort of your own home rsch.homebirth.referrals@nhs.net

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October 2018 Stats continued

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.

Little Letter Writer

September 2018____________________________________To Jodie, Laura, Tanya, Heather and Caroline, (special thanks to Laura, Tanya and Alisha). My mummy and daddy wanted me to say thank you for delivering me safely in to the world. Mummy keeps telling me how wonderful you all were when I was in her tummy. When I was nearly out I could hear you saying nice things to mummy so I knew she was doing really well! Daddy doesn’t stop talking about how well you looked after me and Mummy. It was really nice being at home and Mummy, Daddy and I being able to get in to our own bed after I got out of the big swimming pool. I really liked that you kept coming to visit me after I was born to make sure I was ok (I’m sorry for having a wee on your scales- I didn’t realise my nappy was off!). I know that it’s a good thing that you don’t have to visit me any more but I will miss you all lots. I’m not old enough to eat chocolate yet but Mummy and Daddy day its really nice so I wanted to get you some to say thank you. Lots of love, E

Thank you for this lovely card baby E. We were very privileged support your parents and be present at you birth.

Lots of love,

Surrey Hills Team

Maternity Friends and Family Test Aug 2018

We feel so blessed to be showered in such wonderful feedback from our Friends and Family test questions. Thank you to all of our past clients who took time out of their busy lives to put pen to paper.

Click here to learn more about the NHS Friends and family Test https://surreyhillshomebirth.org/2016/06/24/what-is-the-friends-and-family-test/