It’s a girl!

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This incredible mother listened to her instincts and her baby and weighed up her options to safely birth her little girl in to the world with the support of our Royal Surrey colleagues.

#BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens

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 ‬

Bittersweet

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It was a bittersweet day today saying goodbye to this lovely family who birthed their baby at the start of the month with our RSH colleagues. We have been privileged to support them throughout pregnancy and the postnatal period. #continuity

I have everything I need to birth my baby

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‪This amazing first time mum knew that she had everything she needed within herself to birth her baby.

She adapted to the changes and challenges her pregnancy brought and birthed her baby safely in to the world with the support of our @RSCH_Maternity colleagues #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens ‬

Three’s Company

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This baby was in no hurry to meet her big sisters and was far too comfortable snuggled up with her mummy.

#BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens

Hot Pink Booties

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‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.’ – Marilyn Monroe

It’s been an privilege to support this mother as she balanced the risk and benefits of her options and chose a birthplace that felt right for her.

She totally rocked her birth with the support of our @RSCH_Maternity colleagues and now we have the pleasure of supporting this growing family at home

Pink!

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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