Update 17/03/2020

We apologise but due to current events we have made the decision to cancelled our “meet the home birth team” events for the foreseeable.

As soon as we are able to reinstate these forums we will notify you via this page.

If you would like to learn more about #HomeBirth in #Surrey and #Hampshire we recommend that you come along to one of the Surrey Hills Home Birth team’s monthly forums.

The forums, held throughout the catchment,  are a fantastic opportunity to meet the team and local home birthing families. They provide a relaxed, informal setting in which to explore your birth place choices and share #PositiveBirth experiences.

All of our forums are held 09:30-11:30 as drop in sessions, so there’s no need to book and you can say for as long as suits you. Partners and children welcomed.

Our next forum…

Alternative dates and venues…

Guildford Children’s Centre, Hazel Avenue, Guildford, GU1 1NR

Monday the 30th of March 2020

Wednesday the 24th of a June 2020

Well and Good Studio

65 High St, Godalming GU7 1AW

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Thursday 16th of April 2020

Thursday 16th of July 2020

Thursday 15th of October 2020

Little Harriers Nursery

Building 139, Dunsfold Park, Crainleigh , GU6 8HY

Tuesday the 18th of February 2020

The Bungalow,Hale Children’s Centre, Upper Hale Road, Farnham.

GU9 0LR.

The Children’s Centre, Sythwood Bungalow, Sythwood, Horsell, Woking GU21 3AX

Other Dates For Your Diary…

Sorry you have missed this event. Do pop back again to find out the details of our 2020 reunion and picnic.

Save the date!

The Surrey Hills Home Birth team is turning eight!

To celebrate we will be hosting our annual summer picnic on Saturday the 3rd of August 2018

Loseley Fields Children’s Centre, Green Lane, Binscombe. GU7 3TB.

Waterbirth Workshop

The Surrey Hills Home Birth Team present a Waterbirth Workshop for parents to be.

With 60% of their clients birthing their babies in water*, and more utilising water to aid them in their labours, the Surrey Hills midwives are very experience at facilitating informed decision making around the use of water in labour and birth, and supporting clients in its use.

Over the course of the evening we will explore:

Why water birth?- The benefits of water for mum and baby

Safety, Risks and Special Considerations – What are the risks of labouring and birthing in water ? When/why you might be advised to get out of the pool? What is the Consultant Led pool room and who can access it.

Caring for you and your baby in the water- How we can maintain safety and support you in your choice to labour and/or birth in water. What to wear. Pharmacological pain relief (drugs) and the use of water. The Birth Partners role and coping methods which compliment the use of the pool.

Tour of the maternity units pools (where vacant) including the Midwifery Led pool rooms and the Consultant Led pool. Demonstration (dry) of portable, inflatable, pool used commonly at home.

Please note that due to the nature of the class we will be sharing videos/images of labour and birth in water.

The Parent craft Room,

Antenatal Clinic level B

The Royal Surrey County Hospital

Whenever there is a 5th Wednesday in the month.

All workshops 18:30-19:30

£25 per couple with all money going to the maternity unit. Please book via Eventbrite

*Team audit 2016

Royal Surrey Information Evenings: Your Pregnancy Matters

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy you, and your partner, are invited to the Royal Surrey County Hospitals quarterly information evening to discover more about the care and services Maternity department offers.
Evening includes

*An over view of antenatal services including community care and mental health support
*A talk by Antenatal Education Midwife- to explore the classes on offer and the opportunity to discover the best selection of classes for you.
*Members of the Homebirth, Delivery Suite and Midwifery Led Teams available to discuss your care options.
*A talk by a Professional Midwifery Advocate- explanation of the role, how and when to contact, opportunity to discuss your individual pregnancy/birth plan
*A tour of the maternity unit

This event is FREE but booking is essential via

We suggest that you attend between 12 and 18 weeks, however, you are welcome to attend at any gestation.