This amazing Mum researched her birth options and made an informed decision that was right for her. Supported by her #namedmidwife in the early hours of Wednesday, she welcome her baby girl earthside at home in the pool. #homebirthjusthappened #VBAC #HBAC #choice
Surrey Hills homebirth team provide a continuity model of care to families planning to birth their babies at home.
Our clients are allocated a named midwife who provides the majority of their antenatal care. Towards the end of pregnancy clients are provided with the opportunity to meet the other members of the team, increasing the likelihood that they will know one or both midwives who attend their labour at home.
The team also continues to provide care in the postnatal period until they handover of care to your Health Visiting teams and GP.
In 2019, 82% of our clients knew the midwife who cared for them in labour.
A Cochrane review of 15 trials, involving 17,674 women, compared women who received continuity of midwifery care with shared or medically led care.
The results found continuity of midwifery care was associated with significant benefits for mothers and babies, and had no identified adverse effects. Findings demonstrated Women who received continuity of midwifery care were…
19% less likely to lose their baby before 24 weeks
16% less likely to have a late pregnancy loss (after 24 weeks)
24% less likely to experience a preterm birth (birth prior to 37 weeks)
15% less likely to have regional analgesia (Epidural)
7 x More likely to know their midwife in labour
16% less likely to have an episiotomy
If you would like to learn more about birthing your baby at home contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no set “homebirth sort of person”, homebirth can suit people with a variety of backgrounds, beliefs and experiences. Home birth allows many women to remain in their own familiar and comfortable environment.
The main hormones that facilitate labour, Oxytocin (the love hormone) and Endorphins (your natural morphine), are produced when you are relaxed, safe and comfortable. The best place to birth is where you feel safe, supported and empowered.
In their recent systematic review, Reitsma et al (2020), explored the outcomes of 500,000 planned homebirths. They Concluded that “Among low-risk women, those intending to birth at home experienced fewer birth interventions and untoward maternal outcomes.”
If you are having midwifery led care (low risk), you are an ideal person to consider a homebirth.
If you have additional considerations recommending obstetric input in your pregnancy and would like to explore the option of homebirth, please contact the team for an individualised discussion.
For more information about birthing at home contact the team for a chat at email@example.com