November Stats: Transfers

Following on from our November stats we would like to show you in more detail why not all of our caseload’s babies were born at home.

The more research you do in to #homebirth the more you will discover that transfer rates and the reasons for transfer, aren’t quiet what you might imagine.

In November 28 of our caseload birthed their babies.

Six changed their planned place of birth from home to the Royal Surrey County Hospital prior to the onset of labour. Five consented to an induction of labour (18%) and one to an elective caesarean birth(3.5 %).

22 of our clients were planning to birth at home at the onset of their labours. Of these mums 18 went on to birth at home as planned, while four (18%) transferred in to hospital during the course of their labours.

Two transferred for additional analgesia (9%), one (4.5%)for meconium (baby’s first bowel movement) stained liquor (waters) and one (4.5%) for prolonged 2nd (pushing) stage of labour.

Because we are a #continuity case loading team we continue to care for our clients even if plans change along the way.

We hope that you find this information when exploring your birth place options and making decisions about your birth plan.

If you are planning to birth your baby with the Royal Surrey and would like to explore your birth place options we would be delight to talk things then with you.

You can either come to one of our informal “meet the homebirth team” mornings ( see details of upcoming Forums here), email the team at tanya.ashton@nhs.net to arrange a no obligation home visit or request a referral from your current community midwife.

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Maternity Friends and Family Test Aug 2018

We feel so blessed to be showered in such wonderful feedback from our Friends and Family test questions. Thank you to all of our past clients who took time out of their busy lives to put pen to paper.

Click here to learn more about the NHS Friends and family Test https://surreyhillshomebirth.org/2016/06/24/what-is-the-friends-and-family-test/

Confidence and Sweet Tea

I feel quite emotional writing this. it’s just over two weeks since my birth and I am quite sad that it is getting further in the past. I don’t think many mums feel this way about their birth experience!

Recently being discharged and meeting my health visitor reminded me of all the reasons I wanted a home birth, with a team that understood and respected my wishes for a calm, relaxed experience.

Each one of the Surrey Hills team was incredible. I am truly grateful for them helping me have the birth experience I wanted. Continue reading

Royal (Surrey) Birth

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Recent media reports have suggested that HRH Catherine Dutchess of Cambridge is considering a #HomeBirth.

If you would like to explore all of your birth place options for your own Royal (Surrey) Birth we would be delighted to meet with you 1-2-1 in your own home or at one of our informal Home Birth forums.

To arrange to meet with a member of the team compete the contact form below, email tanya.ashton@nhs.net or request a referral from your community midwife.

 

For further information about all of the birth place options open to the Royal Surrey County Hospital’s Maternity Unit clients (including a tour of the unit) book yourself on to one of the units Your Pregnancy Matters information evenings (Dates and contact details can be found here).