#FridayFeedback

Lucy and the home birth team,
A huge thank you to you all for your continued support through our pregnancy and beyond.
Your care, time and attention had been incredible and so much appreciated by us all.
We are so grateful to have had this experience with you all…”

Blooming Gorgeous

‪Last week we had the pleasure of supporting this family as they explored the evidence and navigated their options to develop a birth plan that felt right for them #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens @RSCH_Maternity #continuity #information #choice #support #BetterBirths ‬

Bye bye bear

‪Another farewell this week as this family embarked on the next step of their parenting journey. Sometimes birth plans change but it’s always a privilege to walk beside couples as they navigate their options and birth their babies #continuity #namedmidwife @RSCH_Maternity ‬

Flu the nest

Last week we said goodbye to this lovely family as they embarked on the next step of their Journey as a family of five.

It was a pleasure to support them through the twists and turns of pregnancy, birth and flu with the help of our wonderful multidisciplinary colleagues at the Royal Surrey.

#BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens

#FridayFeedback

“I just wanted to take a minute to thank the home birth team as a whole for the amazing experience you gave me in the months leading up to, during and after [redacted]’s birth.

Not only were your antenatal visits with my named midwife Kirsty a wonderful opportunity to focus on my baby in an otherwise very busy life, the care I received during labour from Kirsty and Caroline was second to none.

I can only describe home birth as magical and both times it has had a monumental effect on me. So much so that I’ve spent the 4 weeks since [redacted]’s birth, cuddling and feeding him whilst wondering how on earth I could become a midwife myself with 3 small children. I still don’t know the answer but I have begun an access course to make university a possibility because I know if I don’t try I won’t forgive myself.

I’ve seen first hand what a difference a better birth can make to a woman’s physical and mental health at the most important time of their life and I can think of no better job than to be the person to facilitate that, you are all wonderful!

There is no thanks enough for what you all do. If you ever need someone to come to forums or write testimonials I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one to volunteer but I could sing your praises all day long. Thank you again from my whole family, [redacted]

This feedback is especially poignant for the team as our own Kirsty was inspired to be a midwife by the care she received when she had her own children!

#FullCircle #Midwifery #Continuity #Homebirth