Over the weekend the team supported this first time mum welcome her baby earthside at #home #HomebirthJustHappened
This morning the team had the privilege of supporting this family for the second time as they welcomed their second child in to the world at #home #HomeBirthJustHappened
Myth: There’s no pain relief available at homebirths
Truth: There’s a variety of pain relief options available for use at home, both natural and pharmacological.
These options are discussed in more detail during your initial chat with the team and during the homebirth advisory appointment.
Many Mums choose to use TENS in during their latent phase or early labour, which they purchase or hire themselves.
Lots of our clients also choose to hire birth pools which can be very effective in supporting labour. In 2019, 133 Mums used pools in their labours. Baths and even showers can also be ways of utilising water in labour.
As a Team, we carry Entonox or “Gas and Air”, which is available for women to use in labour. Many women find this very effective as a next step from using TENS or water.
We can also arrange a prescription of Meptid for women who would like this option. Like Pethidine, Meptid is an Opioid injection but is less strong. It can be very effective in the first stage of labour, particularly during a long latent phase where it can aid rest.
What a brilliant way to start Friday, supporting this lovely family as they birthed their little boy in to the world just as dawn was breaking #HomebirthJustHappened #HomeWaterBirth
In the early hours of Sunday the team had the pleasure of supporting this amazing mum as she birthed her first baby speedily in to the world and in to her partners awaiting hands. #HomeBirthJustHappened #HomeBirth #Primip #FirstTimeMum
Last night the team had the pleasure of supporting this lovely family for the second time as they welcomed their second baby earthside #HomeBirthJustHappened
This morning the team has the privilege of supporting this family as they welcomed their second baby earth side.
Is Homebirth messy?
We make sure the families under our care feel prepared for their labour and birth. At 36 weeks we will arrange a Homebirth Advisory appointment with you, where we discuss in detail your plans and preferences, and the equipment you might like to use ( read more about equipment and supplies here)
We recommend the use of waterproof coverings such as decorating sheets or shower curtains to protect soft furnishings. Absorbent pads are also advised. Cover with towels or blankets to make this lovely and cosy.
Many of our clients will choose to use a pool for their labour. Use of the pool’s disposable liner and submergible pump makes tidying up very simple.
If you would prefer not to keep your placenta, the homebirth team can take it away and arrange its disposal.
If you have any other questions about home birth or would like further information contact the Surrey Hills Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
MythBusting #BirthPlaceChoice #Homebirth
Last night the team had the pleasure of support this lovely family for the second time as they welcomed their second daughter in to the world #HomebirthJustHappened #continuity
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.