A Wild Morning

A little interruption to our catch up posts, which we promise to get back to.
This morning we were delighted to support this incredible mum as she birthed her little girl at home.

Her second homebirth with the team and a whirlwind week with the changes in birth place plans. We fully appreciate how unsettling this has been for our caseload, please do chat with your midwife if you have any concerns.
#HomeBirthJustHappened

Reinstatement!

We have had news from the ambulance service that they have the capacity to support us in reinstating our homebirth service with immediate effect, and as you can imagine, we are over the moon with this news!!

In the suspension of our service, 17 caseload babies have birthed, and as a Team, we have managed to support 12 of our families as they welcomed their little ones earthside.
Thank you to all ‘our families’ for your patience and support in adapting to our changes over the past few weeks – we will endeavour to ring those with a due date in February at some point today, please do bear with us as we rearrange our diaries.
Our work phones are now on as normal and we so look forward to supporting you all and your choice to birth at home.
#WeAreBack #homebirth #choice #caseloading #continuity

Hoppy Little Bunny

Continuing our catch up of recent days with another farewell for the team as we wish this lovely family well as they venture on in their postnatal days as a family of 3 with their gorgeous little bundle!
It’s been a priviledge to provide Antenatal, labour and postnatal support for this lovely mum, alongside the support of our wonderful colleagues at The Royal Surrey to welcome her little boy earthside.

Speedy little Girl!

This little one knew exactly when and where she wanted to meet her incredible mama and we were privileged to be there for support. Although, it really was only a little guidance as she totally rocked at birthing her baby. These gorgeous fluffy friends and a lovely big sister were excited to meet her when they got home later that day!

Welcome Friend

pre COVID suspension

We were priviledged to support this lovely mum at home in early labour and then, with the support of our lovely colleagues at Royal Surrey, welcomed her little boy earthside.
We continue with all their postnatal care and support as they navigate the early days of becoming a family of 3.

Service Suspension and Support..

Not the start to the New Year we had hoped for.
After a difficult and disappointing few days for the team and our caseload, we are so grateful for the support of our antenatal education team of Caroline and Natalie (both former Homebirth Midwives) for putting together these sessions for support and reassurance to our caseload. Link to register is below, a letter is being sent out to the whole caseload with an access code for the registration – your midwife has this code too, so any queries, do get in touch.

As a small team it is not possible for us to provide 24/7 cover for births in the maternity unit but from the 31/12/20, Kirsty, Lucy C, Lucy M, Becca and Claire will be working Night shifts at the Royal Surrey’s birthing unit with the aim of supporting as many of you as possible when you have your babies, and supporting our wonderful colleagues to continue to provide safe and positive care during the pandemic.
We will be continuing all Antenatal and Postnatal care as a team by running 3 clinics a week. The other 4 days of the week will be maintaining an overview of the whole caseload and providing Oncall cover for the hospital for any of our ‘labouring mums’.

Plans will likely evolve over the coming days and weeks but we will endeavour to support and care for you as a team in what ever capacity we can.

We are still in the process of contacting everyone individually, please do be patient as we set up all the changes.

The suspension of the service will be reviewed every week by Amy, our Head of Midwifery and we will keep you all updated with any changes.

We continue to invite families who are interested in homebirthing, so please do continue to get in touch via our email address so that we can talk through your options individually.
Stay safe.
Best wishes,
Kirsty, Lucy, Lucy, Becca and Claire
The Surrey Hills Homebirth Team


Any comments of support from previous families affected in the 1st Lockdown will be greatly appreciated to those who now find themselves in the same position 💕


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Hello World!

Our second arrival of the day yesterday! The team had the privilege of supporting this incredible Mum to birth her little boy at home in the pool with her named midwife present – the Homebirth she had dreamed of. What a wonderful surprise for his big brother to come home to after school! #homebirthjusthappened

Beautiful Baby Boy

Over the weekend we had the pleasure of supporting this incredible mother as she welcomed her son earth side at home in the pool with her named midwife. A second baby and first Homebirth for this lovely family. His gender was an exciting surprise for his Mummy and Daddy, and his excited big sister who couldn’t wait to meet him! #Homebirthjusthappened