A Warm Welcome

Supported in her decision making and in labour, this Amazing mum welcomed her little boy earthside at The Royal Surrey. We continue our care for these first time parents as they navigate their early postnatal period – a privilege to support our caseload families! #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens

Music to Our Ears

This incredible couple were supported in labour at home. With music a big part of their lives, a favourite moment was the guitar being played by Dad to keep everything calm. Supported at The Royal Surrey, they soon met their baby girl. It’s so lovely to continue our care in the postnatal period. #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens

Across the Finish Line!

A little catch up today – September has been living up to its reputation, with a busy few weeks, as the team have had the privilege of supporting these wonderful growing families. The Pandemic may have prevented this lovely couple from attending Ascot as planned this year, but they still crossed a finish line of their own! This amazing Mum was supported by us in labour and then by our colleagues at The Royal Surrey Maternity unit to welcome her baby boy. #BirthisAmazingWhereeveritHappens

Powered by ice cream

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Last week the team has the pleasure of supporting these first time parents welcome their little girl in to the world.

This particular arrival was powered by #icecream ! While labouring on one of the hottest days of the year this mum needed a little cooling energy boost! 30 minutes later her little one arrived earthside!

#homewaterbirth #Homebirthjusthappened

When life hands you lemons…

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All births are special but it is a real privilege to support one of our wonderful @RSCH_Maternity colleagues through pregnancy, labour and postnatally.

Her beautiful week old daughter being held by named midwife Lucy C

Old Sport

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‪On Saturday we had the privilege of supporting the most incredible first time parents as they laboured at #home.

We also had the welcomed addition of the cutest #DoulaDog to the support team.

#BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens ‬#DogsAndHomebirth

#FridayFeedback

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“Just a little note to say thank you for all of your support in bringing our little girl in to the world.

Lucy made me so excited about birth and gave [redacted] the confidence to support me and be apart of the birth.

Caroline’s advice on baby care will also stick in my head- Pringle fingers and poo pockets. She also gave me the confidence to have a positive hospital birth once we knew that was the route we were taking.

Kirsty and Becca have been great now our little one is here and helped us adjust to parent life.

Thank you so much for everything,

Lots of love,

[redacted]”

Made with love

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‪This incredible mum navigated her options to safely birth her baby with our @RSCH_Maternity colleagues and we still have the privilege of supporting her in these precious early days. #continuity #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens #HandpaintedHome ‬