Puzzle and family complete

This incredible Mama kept herself relaxed and occupied during early labour by listening to her favourite playlist, snacking, keeping hydrated and completing this jigsaw puzzle. Once that all important final pice of sky was placed, labour progressed perfectly and this Mama breathed her baby girl into this world, calmly in the pool at home supported by the team. We left this family snuggled on the sofa, skin-skin, getting to know their daughter for a few hours until big brother returned to meet his new little friend.

Champion of a Mama

In the early hours of this morning, we were privileged to support this amazing first time mama as she welcomed her gorgeous little body into her arms at home with calming sounds of rain fall in the background. These sensory cards were made by Mama to help keep her focussed during labour and to hope that this little one will grow up loving the same football team as his daddy. Extra support from Nana helped keep mum and dad calm, made even more special by making that fantastic post birth tea and toast.

Brother Make the Best Friends

A lovely burst of Rush hour Adrenaline for us as we tried to get to this Awesome Mama in the evening πŸš€πŸš—πŸš€πŸš—πŸ€— And….. Her gorgeous little boy was welcomed into her arms in the #pool at #home as we we’re parking the car! whilst big brother had a sleepover with his Auntie, this lovely family had a moment of calm to get to know their little one whilst all their Checks were done and left skin-skin snuggled on the sofa πŸ’™πŸ€— #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #caselaoding #homebirth #support #options #choice #speedybaby

You Octopi my thoughts

This Amazing Mama was supported at #home in labour, with continuity of that support in hospital where she soon welcomed her Gorgeous little girl into her arms πŸ’–πŸ€— This lovely family we’re soon home where our circle of care continued in the early postnatal days and then we bid farewell as they venture on in the fourth trimester as a wonderful blended family of 6 πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’– #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #caseloading #continuity #support #phsyiologicalbirth

Relaxed

This Gorgeous birth space relaxed this Amazing Mama into labour and enticed her speedy baby earthside moments before we arrived πŸ’–πŸš€πŸ€— A calming moment to then settle this lovely couple as they got to know their Gorgeous little girl whilst big sister was having a sleep over with grandparents πŸ’–πŸ’– #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #waterbirth #options #choice #care #speedybaby #support

I listen to my body

In the early hours we were delighted to support this Awesome Mama as she welcomed her Gorgeous little girl into her arms in the #pool at #home πŸ’– With Grandma staying over, she was there to care for big brother, who woke shortly after birth, and ease a departure to Nursery in the morning … None-the-wiser of the magic that had occurred in the room next door- what an exciting afternoon he had getting home to meet his new little sibling πŸ˜πŸ’™πŸ’– Our second time caring for this lovely family, a first homebirth for them- with the extra bonus of having their named midwife there for birth too πŸ€— A busy little moment for the Team as 2 of our caseload families got to meet their Gorgeous little one 1.5 hours apart ⭐️⭐️ #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #physiologicalbirth #caseloading #continuity #care #support #options #informedchoice #choice

Watchful Eye

Oh we do love a doula-doggo 🐢🀩 He calmly rested in the birth space just as a gentle, quiet presence in the background and is now continuing with his calming ways with his new little friend πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ₯° Overnight on Monday, we were delighted to support this Incredible First Time Mama at #home as she welcomed her Gorgeous little boy earthside πŸ’™ #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #primip #firstimemama #homebirth #options #care #caseloading #continuityofcare #douladog #calm

New little playmate

This Gorgeous β€˜Big brother’ is super excited to have a new little playmate πŸΆπŸ’–πŸ€© This Awesome First Time Mama was supported by us in labour, alongside our lovely colleagues at Royal Surrey where she then welcomed her Gorgeous little girl into her arms πŸ’«πŸ’– Our circle of care continued into the early postnatal days and yesterday we bid this lovely family farewell as they gently venture forward as a family of four πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§πŸΆ #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens #SurreyHillsTeam #caseloading #continuity #Support #options #care #firstimemama #primip

⭐️April-June⭐️

We are delighted to share our second quarter of 2022 Team stats with you πŸ€— A wonderful 89% of our caseload who were planning a homebirth during their pregnancy had a vaginal birth. Of the 47 booked on our caseload. Caesarean section rate 11% Emergency Ceasarean 9% (4) Elective ceasarean 2% (1) induction of labour 4% (2) instrumental birth 0

🏑 89% of those who were planning a homebirth and started their labour at home, in our care, had a homebirth

🀰🏼94% of our mums in the whole caseload knew the midwife who cared for them in labour

🀰🏼 85% of our mums who birthed at home had a physiological 3rd stage (natural birth of the placenta)

🀰🏼4 x transfer to hospital in labour and 4 x transfer to hospital postnatally (21% total)

🀱 on discharge from midwifery care: 70% exclusively breastfeeding and 81% having some breast milk

Caseloading speaks for itself and is something we are truly passionate about πŸ€— To support fully informed birth choices is both a priority and privilege to us all in the Surrey Hills Team β­οΈπŸ’–πŸ˜©β­οΈ

If you would like to learn more about the team and birthing your baby at home , and you live within the teams catchment, please emailus at rsch.homebirth.referrals@nhs.net

Mamas Instincts

This Amazing First Time Mama trusted instincts towards the end of her pregnancy and welcomed her Gorgeous little girl into her arms with the support of our lovely colleagues at Royal Surrey πŸ’–πŸ’« She continued with all her hypnobirthing practice and found it so helpful to keep grounded and calm, with no added stress passed onto to baby 🀩 Our circle of care has continued at #home as they gently navigate the early days of the fourth trimester 🐢 #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens #SurreyHillsTeam #primip #kickscount #choice #options