It was a pleasure to support these experienced parents as they welcomed their little girl in to the world at #home. This little lady was in such a hurry to meet her family that she arrived before the pool was ready! #HomebirthJustHappened @RSCH_Maternity
Today the team had the pleasure of supporting this experienced family as they welcomed their second baby in to the world at home in the pool, with their named midwife present.
Due to the popularity of our previously published stats the lovely Jodie has put together the stats for the first quarter (January 2019-March 2019) of this year.
In the first quarter of 2019 the team were responsible for case-loading the care of 56 woman. From this caseload, 47 women (83.9%) still intending to birth at home at the start of their labours, while 9 women (16.1%) , for various reasons had changed their intended place of birth.
37 members of our caseload (78.7%) birthed their babies at home as planned while 21.3% changed their planned place of birth while in labour (care transferred to the Royal Surrey).
75% of our caseload were cared for in labour by a midwife they had met before and 30% were cared for by their own named midwife.
76.6 % of the women who birthed at home used water to support them in their labours (hydrotherapy) and 70% of the births that took place at home occurred within the water (waterbirth).
We were privileged to welcomed 26 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 email@example.com
We were absolutely delight to be able to support this wonderful family and be a part of their birth story for a third time.
The same named midwife has had the pleasure of supporting them throughout all three pregnancies, births and newborn days.
It was an absolute pleasure to support these first time parents as they welcomed their little boy earthside in the privacy of their own living room surrounded by lovely affirmations
…and so she did! At home, in the pool, supported by her named midwife.