The team had a delightful Saturday afternoon supporting this amazing couple welcome their first child earth side. This little fella was in such a hurry there was no time to fill the pool! #continuity #homebirth #primip
It was an absolute pleasure to support this family as they welcomed their little boy earth side in the comfort of their own home.
It was also very special birth for our new midwife Lucy M, her first homebirth since joining the team this week!
“I also want to pass on my huge thanks and appreciation to all of you.
You are all incredible and how you work with professionalism, enthusiasm and so much care is so valued and appreciated.
Your attention to detail, obvious passion for your work and the support you gave me throughout both my pregnancies was over and above and I will be forever grateful…”
Delighted to share this birth announcement from one of our clients who birthed at @RSCH_Maternity during the suspension.
It has been an absolute pleasure to support this family through two pregnancies #continuity #VBAC
I am with the Surrey Hills Homebirth Team and recently had my third baby at the Royal Surrey due to homebirths being suspended. Although disappointed not to be able to birth at home due to covid19, I was thrilled when Amy announced on her Facebook live that the Midwife Led Birthing Room has been reopened and I made sure to mention to the midwife on the phone when I was making my way in.
I had the absolute pleasure of both Kirsty’s by my side during the both. The second of which, one of the homebirth midwives, had seen me at a number of appointments antenatally and was my guardian angel in my final week of pregnancy. She turned a bad week into the week I got to birth and meet our beautiful new daughter.
We felt so safe, calm and looked after at the Royal Surrey Maternity Unit. I can’t thank them all enough. I also get to see Kirsty again at our 5 day check which I’m thrilled about and can’t wait to properly thank her in person.
The care I received throughout my pregnancy with my named midwife Anna was also incredible, I loved being cared for by such a wonderful, supportive midwife.”
As of 0800 on Monday the 11th of May 2020 the Surrey Hills Homebirth team has been reinstated!
Due to the additional measures we have had to put in place to protect our team and our caseload we regret that we have had to cap the number of clients we are able to care for and we cannot accept late transfers in to the team.
We are accepting new clients with due dates from August 2020 onwards (please note very limited spaces available in August).
If you are booked with the Royal Surrey Hospital and would like to learn more about birthing with the team get in touch via our contact form or ask your community Midwife to refer you.
“…My care from the home birth team came quite late into the pregnancy as we had moved to the area when I was 33 weeks, but instantly the team made you feel very welcome. The opportunity to meet you all has made such a huge difference to my mindset and knowing I had the support of you all made me feel at complete ease. It has been first class, you are a fantastic group of women who have turned my experience of birth into such a positive one. You have supported my decisions and fulfilled me with absolute confidence and calmness, and for that I’ll be eternally grateful.”
Surrey Hills Client May 2020
We are delighted to be able to share this birth announcement from another of the weekends little arrivals.
The silver lining in the team’s suspension has been being able to continue to support so many of our caseload while they birth at @RSCH_Maternity #continuity #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens
The team had the very great pleasure of supporting this lovely family as they welcomed their second child in to the world.
While the location of their birth changed the essence of their plan remained: a calm, quiet pool birth in the near dark, supported by a midwife they had gotten to know in pregnancy
This little fella was in such a hurry to arrive earthside that he couldn’t wait a moment longer and birthed speedily in to his fathers hands before anyone else could arrive!
His mummy had this to say about his arrival…
“Where do I even begin…Wilbur Robin Alfred Ruocco was born at home on Friday 1st May, delivered by his very own Daddy. (I think this is the only time Mike has taken a selfie 🤳)! This experience has completely transformed me and I feel so grateful for all that I have.
Thank you Wilbur for doing it exactly as I had hoped, and for giving me such a positive experience in a time of strangeness. I owe you a lot little fella.
My care from the home birth team came quite late into the pregnancy as we had moved to the area when I was 33 weeks, but instantly the team made you feel very welcome.
The opportunity to meet you all has made such a huge difference to my mindset and knowing I had the support of you all made me feel at complete ease.
It has been first class, you are a fantastic group of women who have turned my experience of birth into such a positive one. You have supported my decisions and fulfilled me with absolute confidence and calmness, and for that I’ll be eternally grateful.”