I just wanted to say to both you and Kirsty thank you so much for all that you did when baby [redacted] was born.
You helped me have the calm home birth I was hoping for, despite all the extra measures you have to take due to COVID-19. Even having to transfer in afterwards, I felt reassured and supported because you were able to stay with me throughout which I didn’t expect but made it all a lot less scary!
I can’t thank you and the rest of the home birth team, including Laura in the early days, Anna and Emily, enough for everything you have done during my pregnancy and birth.
Just wanted to write to say a huge thank you to all the home birth team ladies I was cared for by throughout my pregnancy. Although I had a few changes throughout due to Anna going on maternity and Covid I felt so well supported by every member of the team that I came into contact with…which I think was pretty much all the team in the end!
Following my positive Group B Strep diagnosis I had a difficult decision to make as to whether to continue with the home birth, and felt Kirsty helped me, in a completely impartial way, to understand my options and decide on a course of action that was right for me.
It all worked out for the best as I had a really special birth experience in the pool at the Royal Surrey though ended up losing quite a bit of blood after the birth so no doubt would have had to transfer in if I had of given birth at home.
The calls with Caroline and Lucy after bringing my baby home were really valuable for me to just be able to check in that everything was on track.
There weren’t homebirth team clinics running for my five and ten day appointments so I saw two different midwives for these. Though they were lovely midwives, it made me realise how lucky I had been to have considerable continuity of care during the antenatal period and how valuable this is.
Thank you to all the team for all that you do – we are very lucky to have you!
The team had a delightful Saturday afternoon supporting this amazing couple welcome their first child earth side. This little fella was in such a hurry there was no time to fill the pool! #continuity #homebirth #primip
I am with the Surrey Hills Homebirth Team and recently had my third baby at the Royal Surrey due to homebirths being suspended. Although disappointed not to be able to birth at home due to covid19, I was thrilled when Amy announced on her Facebook live that the Midwife Led Birthing Room has been reopened and I made sure to mention to the midwife on the phone when I was making my way in.
I had the absolute pleasure of both Kirsty’s by my side during the both. The second of which, one of the homebirth midwives, had seen me at a number of appointments antenatally and was my guardian angel in my final week of pregnancy. She turned a bad week into the week I got to birth and meet our beautiful new daughter.
We felt so safe, calm and looked after at the Royal Surrey Maternity Unit. I can’t thank them all enough. I also get to see Kirsty again at our 5 day check which I’m thrilled about and can’t wait to properly thank her in person.
The care I received throughout my pregnancy with my named midwife Anna was also incredible, I loved being cared for by such a wonderful, supportive midwife.”
Hello! Just wanted to say a big thank-you to the homebirth team. I was initially really disappointed when I was told that homebirth would not be an option given the current circumstances.
However, after baby arrived safely on Sunday morning I can say that I had the most lovely experience in the hospital.
I was so pleased that Lucy, who had been looking after me throughout pregnancy was available at the hospital to see me through my birth.
The room was so cosy and peaceful, you would have no idea we were in the middle of a pandemic.
Being able to go home and recover so quickly was lovely, but we didn’t feel rushed out the door at all.
I know a lot of homebirth ladies are feeling anxious about the change in plans but all in all, I felt like I had everything I wanted out of a homebirth but in a hospital setting (and no mess in my carpets!).
We love waking to the news that wonderful caseload client welcomed her baby earthside over night at @RSCH_Maternity with the support of a Surrey Hills midwife and another client birthed yesterday with the support of one of our wonderful Royal Surrey colleagues.