This picture feels especially apt after the feeding frenzy of night two!
It’s been a pleasure to support this family as they’ve navigated their choices and developed a plan that felt right for them and their circumstances and we are looking forward to continuing our support in to the postnatal period.
Due to the popularity of our previously published stats the Jodie has put together the stats for the second quarter (April 2019-June 2019) of this year.
In the second quarter of 2019 the team were responsible for case-loading the care of 49 woman, 94% of whom went on to have a vaginal birth.
92% of our caseload were cared for in labour by a midwife they had met before.
From this caseload of 49 women, 81.6% (n=40) still intending to birth at home at the start of their labours, while 9 women (18.4%) , for various reasons, changed their intended place of birth.
35 members of our caseload (87.5%) birthed their babies at home as planned while 12.5% changed their planned during the intrapartum period (active labour to two hours after birth) and transferred to the Royal Surrey for further care/support.
90% of the women who laboured/birthed at home used water to support them in their labours (hydrotherapy) and 85.7% of the births that took place at home occurred within the water (waterbirth).
We were privileged to welcomed 19 girls and 30 boys in to the world and to support their parents in the first crucial weeks of parenthood.
If you would like to learn more about the team and birthing your baby at home, and you live within our catchment, come along to one of the team’s informal forums or contact the team to arrange a 1-2-1 chat in the privacy of your own home at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometimes we are only able to understand the full story in retrospect. This baby knew exactly where and when she needed to be born. She didn’t fancy coming in to the world upside down and so she waited to arrive earthside with our Royal Surrey colleagues.
The team always find it difficult to say goodbye to our family’s.
Birth plans may be subject to change but #Continuity remains. When Induction was recommended we still had the very great pleasure of supporting this couple throughout pregnancy and in the postnatal period #Continuity @RSCH_Maternity
Maternal instincts are such a powerful thing. This amazing woman trusted hers and as a result her daughter made a safe arrival at @RSCH_Maternity last week. Always speak to your midwife if you have any concerns about your baby’s movements @kickscount #MaternalIntuition
Last week the team had the pleasure of supporting this couple along side our @RSCH_Maternity colleagues as they launched in to parenthood and family life #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens
The team have had the very great pleasure of supporting this couple throughout pregnancy and the early weeks of parenthood. Although plans changed prior to birth the team were delighted to still be able to witness this little ones arrival earthside.