#ThrowBackThursday

We are getting excited to see many of you at our annual picnic and reunion on Saturday!

This year we will be celebrating the team’s 8th anniversary providing a dedicated caseload-loading homebirth service at the Royal Surrey.

In the lead up to the picnic we though we’d share some throwback picture of the team.

While the faces in the team have changed over the years (although some will be very familiar) our ethos has not. You and your wishes, choices and preferences are central to the care we provide. With this in mind this year’s picnic has a circus theme and is dedicated to

Your body,

Your baby,

Your Show!

We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as we have!

The original line up: (back L-R)Tanya, Deana, (front l-R) Laura, Jane and Jos

(L-R) Tanya, Jane, Deana and Laura

Our first picnic/reunion(Top picture L-R) Laura, Sarah, Deana, Tanya, Caroline and Alice (Not pictured Hannah)

Waterbirth: It’s not just for Mermaids picnic (L-R) Laura, Tanya, Jodie, Deana, Heather and Caroline

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You are invited…

This summer the team is celebrating its 8th anniversary of providing a #NHS #continuity #Caseloading #Homebirth service for families booked with @RSCH_Maternity

If you are planning to birth with us or if you have been supported by the team in the past come along and help us celebrate!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1029928650531003/?ti=icl

Keeping in touch

Did you know that in addition to this blog we also have accounts on twitter (www.twitter.com/birthhills) and Instagram (Surreyhillshomebirth)?

Like here, we use the platforms to share information about #homebirth and our continuity team model, as well as birth stories and #homebirth inspiration

Hello My Name Is Jodie

Hello my name is Jodie. I’ve been a member of the Surrey Hills Home Birth Team since November 2017.

I was lucky enough to have some experience with the team as a student midwife and I fell in love with the continuity model of care. I’m now lucky enough to work alongside some of the same amazing midwives.

I enjoy caring for women and families throughout every part of their journey, getting to know them and building a trusting relationship. My aim is to empower them to have a positive birth experience, individualised to their own wants and needs.

The team is an incredible place to work, providing continuity of carer has a hugely positive impact on the experience of those we care for, but is also greatly rewarding for those who are lucky enough to provide it.

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

#HelloMyNameIs #MeetTheTeam #SurreyHillsTeam #SurreyHillsHomebirthTeam #Homebirth #Continuity #Caseloading #Choice #Support you

Hello My Name Is Heather

Hello my name is Heather and I have worked at the RSCH since 2015.

After rotating in the maternity unit I took a role as the named midwife at a local GP surgery, working the remainer of my hours in the MLU. This gave me a first taste of providing continuity as I was lucky enough to look after some of my community ladies when they came to have their babies in the hospital.

I moved to the homebirth team in April 2018 furthering the opportunity to build relationships whilst caring for clients during their pregnancy, labour and afterwards. Seeing a baby arrive into the world never loses its wonder and supporting women to birth at home is truly magical.

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

#HelloMyNameIs #MeetTheTeam #SurreyHillsTeam #SurreyHillsHomebirthTeam #Homebirth #Continuity #Caseloading #Choice #Support you

Hello My Name Is Caroline

Hello my name is Caroline and I have been a member of the homebirth team since the end of 2015.

I’ve always had an interest in physiological birth and in facilitating informed decision making and I’ve been lucky to be able to utilise these passions. Over my seventeen year career I have worked predominantly within the community and within the Midwifery Led Unit.

It was after the births of my second and third babies at home, with Tanya as my named midwife, that I was inspired to join the homebirth team.

I am extremely grateful that although I work part time I am still able to work within this amazing continuity model alongside some phenomenal women-mothers and midwives.

When I’m not working within the continuity model I also enjoy providing evidence based information and supporting choice to the wider maternity population through facilitating antenatal education classes and creating content for the Maternity Facebook page, and our teams social media accounts.

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

#HelloMyNameIs #MeetTheTeam #SurreyHillsTeam #SurreyHillsHomebirthTeam #Homebirth #Continuity #Caseloading #Choice #Support you

Hello My Name is Laura

Hello my name is Laura. I’ve been a member of the Surrey Hills Home Birth Team since August 2011. I love working as part of this team and truly enjoy caseloading women from their booking appointment right through to 10 days after birth. For me, caseloading is the most rewarding way to practise midwifery. I am also lucky enough to have had both my children at home under the care of the Surrey Hills Home Birth Team. Both of which were incredible experiences.

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

#HelloMyNameIs #MeetTheTeam #SurreyHillsTeam #SurreyHillsHomebirthTeam #Homebirth #Continuity #Caseloading #Choice #Support you