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

I trust my body

We were privileged to support this Awesome Mama as she welcomed her Gorgeous little girl earthside in the #pool at #home just as she planned πŸ’–πŸ‘ This little one played the β€˜3rd baby game’ with her Mama but once she had decided on her birth date, she was then in quite a hurry! Older siblings were there to meet their new little Friend very shortly after birth, whilst they were still in the birth pool πŸ€— This lovely family’s 2nd pregnancy with the team and our circle of care continues into these early postnatal days πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’– #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #physiologicalbirth #namedmidwife #labourgames #caseloading #continuity #choice #care

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


We were delighted to support this Amazing Mama as she welcomed her Gorgeous little boy into her arms at #home πŸ‘πŸ’™ The joy of being snuggled up at home in their own space even more wonderful with the hot weather πŸ€—β˜€οΈ #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #physiolohicalbirth #namedmidwife #caseloading #continuity #support #options #choice #homesweethome

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

Come out and play baby Roo

β€˜Come out and play baby Roo’ πŸ’–πŸ€— You can just feel the excitement from these sweet older siblings; and what a wonderful surprise for them to walk up to in the morning as they got to meet their Gorgeous new little sister πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’– This little one was in a hurry and welcomed into her daddy’s hands as we were just minutes away πŸš€πŸ’«πŸš— A second homebirth with the team for this lovely family #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #bba #speedybaby #physiologicalbirth #home #support #choice

Embrace Your Journey

This Amazing Mama truly embraced her pregnancy and birth journey and made the choices that felt right for her as she calmly welcomed her Gorgeous little girl πŸ’– into her arms in the #pool at #home in the early hours of the morning πŸ’«πŸ’–πŸ€— This little one will have all the fun and adventures with her 2 older brothers #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #vbac #birthplaceoptions #waterbirth #continuiy #care

Little Rocket

This little one was in a big hurry to meet her family as she was calmly welcomed by her Amazing Mama into daddy’s hands with help from her excited Big sister, just before we arrived πŸ’–πŸš€πŸ’– What an experience before β€˜big sisters’ bed time β­οΈπŸ’–πŸ˜΄ Our circle of care continued in those precious early postnatal days #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #physiologicalbirth #continuity #normalisingbirth #speedygirl #care

The labour playlist

As the early dawn was breaking in the morning, we were delighted to support this Awesome Mama as she calmly welcomed her little girl into her arms in the #pool at #home 🌸 Big sister was asleep throughout, their β€˜labour playlist’ was fab and it was just perfect to leave them snuggled on the sofa, skin-skin and contacting close family to let them know their wonderful news β­οΈπŸ’– What a surprise for her big sister when she woke up πŸŽ‰ #HomeBirthJustHappened #SurreyHillsHomeBirthTeam #homebirth #support #choice #support #physiologicalbirth

Sharing is Caring

We were delighted to be able to support this Amazing First Time Mama as she welcomed her Gorgeous little boy into her arms this week πŸ’™ With a change of plan at the end of her pregnancy – we were so pleased to be able to be with her, alongside our lovely colleagues at Royal Surrey as she became a Mama πŸ€— This Gorgeous octopus friend has been with her for years as a playmate for nieces and nephews and will now be snuggled up with his new little friend πŸ™ #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens #SurreyHillsTeam