Speedy little Girl!

This little one knew exactly when and where she wanted to meet her incredible mama and we were privileged to be there for support. Although, it really was only a little guidance as she totally rocked at birthing her baby. These gorgeous fluffy friends and a lovely big sister were excited to meet her when they got home later that day!

Service Suspension and Support..

Not the start to the New Year we had hoped for.
After a difficult and disappointing few days for the team and our caseload, we are so grateful for the support of our antenatal education team of Caroline and Natalie (both former Homebirth Midwives) for putting together these sessions for support and reassurance to our caseload. Link to register is below, a letter is being sent out to the whole caseload with an access code for the registration – your midwife has this code too, so any queries, do get in touch.

As a small team it is not possible for us to provide 24/7 cover for births in the maternity unit but from the 31/12/20, Kirsty, Lucy C, Lucy M, Becca and Claire will be working Night shifts at the Royal Surrey’s birthing unit with the aim of supporting as many of you as possible when you have your babies, and supporting our wonderful colleagues to continue to provide safe and positive care during the pandemic.
We will be continuing all Antenatal and Postnatal care as a team by running 3 clinics a week. The other 4 days of the week will be maintaining an overview of the whole caseload and providing Oncall cover for the hospital for any of our ‘labouring mums’.

Plans will likely evolve over the coming days and weeks but we will endeavour to support and care for you as a team in what ever capacity we can.

We are still in the process of contacting everyone individually, please do be patient as we set up all the changes.

The suspension of the service will be reviewed every week by Amy, our Head of Midwifery and we will keep you all updated with any changes.

We continue to invite families who are interested in homebirthing, so please do continue to get in touch via our email address so that we can talk through your options individually.
Stay safe.
Best wishes,
Kirsty, Lucy, Lucy, Becca and Claire
The Surrey Hills Homebirth Team


Any comments of support from previous families affected in the 1st Lockdown will be greatly appreciated to those who now find themselves in the same position 💕


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#FridayFeedback

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Lucy,

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.

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#FridayFeedback

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“Hello home birth team,

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!

[redacted] “

Surrey Hills Client May 2020

Roarsome Birth

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‪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 ‬

#FridayFeedback

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“I also want to pass on my huge thanks and appreciation to all of you.

You are all incredible and how you work with professionalism, enthusiasm and so much care is so valued and appreciated.

Your attention to detail, obvious passion for your work and the support you gave me throughout both my pregnancies was over and above and I will be forever grateful…”

Pink!

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Delighted to share this birth announcement from one of our clients who birthed at @RSCH_Maternity during the suspension.

It has been an absolute pleasure to support this family through two pregnancies #continuity #VBAC

#FridayFeedback

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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.”

Ten Tiny Toes

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We are delighted to be able to share this birth announcement from another of the weekends little arrivals.

The silver lining in the team’s suspension has been being able to continue to support so many of our caseload while they birth at @RSCH_Maternity #continuity #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens