Watchful Eye

Oh we do love a doula-doggo 🐢🀩 He calmly rested in the birth space just as a gentle, quiet presence in the background and is now continuing with his calming ways with his new little friend πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ₯° Overnight on Monday, we were delighted to support this Incredible First Time Mama at #home as she welcomed her Gorgeous little boy earthside πŸ’™ #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #primip #firstimemama #homebirth #options #care #caseloading #continuityofcare #douladog #calm

⭐️April-June⭐️

We are delighted to share our second quarter of 2022 Team stats with you πŸ€— A wonderful 89% of our caseload who were planning a homebirth during their pregnancy had a vaginal birth. Of the 47 booked on our caseload. Caesarean section rate 11% Emergency Ceasarean 9% (4) Elective ceasarean 2% (1) induction of labour 4% (2) instrumental birth 0

🏑 89% of those who were planning a homebirth and started their labour at home, in our care, had a homebirth

🀰🏼94% of our mums in the whole caseload knew the midwife who cared for them in labour

🀰🏼 85% of our mums who birthed at home had a physiological 3rd stage (natural birth of the placenta)

🀰🏼4 x transfer to hospital in labour and 4 x transfer to hospital postnatally (21% total)

🀱 on discharge from midwifery care: 70% exclusively breastfeeding and 81% having some breast milk

Caseloading speaks for itself and is something we are truly passionate about πŸ€— To support fully informed birth choices is both a priority and privilege to us all in the Surrey Hills Team β­οΈπŸ’–πŸ˜©β­οΈ

If you would like to learn more about the team and birthing your baby at home , and you live within the teams catchment, please emailus at rsch.homebirth.referrals@nhs.net

My calming influences

This Gorgeous boy was his Mamas companion in labour and beautifully calm observer as she welcomed her Gorgeous little girl into her arms at #home πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸΆ Big sister was there too with a wonderful welcome for her new little best friend and the greatest gift of normalising birth πŸ’« Thank you to this lovely family for supporting our student placement and sharing the wonder of #homebirth, a first for this student. Supporting #physiologicalbirth is key in the training of our future midwives and home is the perfect environment for this πŸ€— And of course it was wonderful to share the birth space with their lovely doula who provided amazing back massages and support throughout πŸ’– #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHomeBirthTeam #support #caseloading #continuity #choice #doula #douladog #studentmidwife

The perfect surprise πŸ’–

It was a wonderful start to the day supporting the Awesome Mama as she welcomed her surprise Gorgeous little girl into her arms at #home πŸ‘πŸ’– Her Mama stayed for a sleepover last night, took big brother to Nursery in the morning and made it back just in time to witness the birth of her little granddaughter πŸ’– It was a super busy Summers day for the Team. With a wonderful, busy coffee morning where it was great to meet those interested in homebirth, and, as always we absolutely love to see those who have been in our caseload previously, get to see all the babies again and generally have a catch up m. What is then so fab, is to take a tiny step back and enjoy seeing all the connections happen amongst the families πŸ₯°πŸ₯° 2 homebirths and 1 labour support , a coffee morning and then Team training in the afternoon #busy #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #namedmidwife #caseloading #continuity #support #options #choice #physiologicalbirth

Calm and controlled

In the early hours, we were delighted to support this Incredible Mama as she calmly welcomed her Gorgeous little boy into her arms in the #pool at #home πŸ’™πŸ’« Big sister was asleep throughout with a wonderful wake up surprise to her new little friend and grandparents arriving for love and support πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ€— A 2nd homebirth for this lovely family, their first with our team #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #caselaoding #support #options #care #physiologicalbirth #homebirth

More relaxed at #Home

We were privileged to support this Incredible First Time Mama as she calmly welcomed her Gorgeous little boy into her arms in the #pool at #home πŸ’™πŸ€— Having recently moved into their home, they only chose the option of #homebirth towards the end of her pregnancy 🏑 As a team we all managed to meet her for appointments to ensure she had met the Midwives supporting her in labour πŸ’« Although we caseload as a team by the end of your pregnancy, we know that it makes even more of a difference when you’ve met the midwife that turns up on your door, so this is why we all aim to meet you on the weeks leading up to your birth πŸ’«πŸ‘πŸ’« #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #primip #firsttimemama #waterbirth #caseloading #choice #care #options

Grandmas knitting

We were delighted to be able to support this Amazing Mama, alongside our lovely colleagues at Royal Surrey as she welcomed her Gorgeous little girl earthside. With a last minute change of plan, she birthed her little girl quickly and was discharged straight #home where our circle of care continues in these early postnatal days πŸ’–πŸ’« And if the summer doesn’t hurry up and return properly, she’ll be all snuggled up in this gorgeous cardigan lovingly made my Grandma πŸ₯° #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens #SurreyHillsTeam #physiologicalbirth #support #choice #continuityofcare

Family support

A beautiful Big Brother Lantern to celebrate the arrival of his new little best friend πŸ’™πŸ’– We we’re delighted to support this Awesome Mama at #home as she birthed her little Girl in the comfort of her sitting room with lots of support from her Family around her πŸ€— #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #caseloading #continuity #support #care #options #choice

Little Peanut

We were delighted to be able to support this Incredible First Time Mama as she welcomed her Gorgeous little Boy earthside in the #pool in the MLU at Royal Surrey πŸ’™πŸ€— We appreciate the importance of caselaoding and always do all we can to support any of our families, alongside our lovely colleagues, in the hospital environment if we can. Our circle of care continued at #home in the early postnatal period and this lovely family gently venture forward as a family of 3 πŸ€— #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens #SurreyHillsTeam #caseloading #continuityofcare #primip #waterbirth

Sweet Peas

Our second home birth from this Day ⭐️⭐️ This Awesome Mama calmly welcomed her little girl into her arms in the #pool at #home, with support from her named midwife. This lovely family’s 2nd homebirth with the team πŸ€— Gorgeous sweet peas from the garden πŸ’πŸ’–πŸ’ and big brothers had a wonderful surprise on their return from an outing with their lovely grandparents πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’– #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #physioloicalbirth #namedmidwife #support #options #choice #caseloading