Alice and Caroline had a lovely day on Saturday meeting lots of family’s and pregnancy and birth workers at the Doula UK Bumps, Birth and Baby event in Godalming.
The team shared their stand with Paulette Kerr, project manager for Surrey Heartlands Better Births project. It was wonderful to see so many people taking an interest in the future of Maternity services and the Maternity Transformation Project.
They were gifted with a special visit from Surrey Hills Midwife, Sarah, and her beautiful ten day old daughter Maeve.
One of the first exciting #BetterBirths developments to come out of the Surrey Heartlands partnership is a brand new dedicated maternity advice line.
Launching on the 9th of April, the advice line will be staffed by experienced midwives who’s responsibility it will be to provide a dedicated service 24/7.
Freeing up other midwives to give clinical care, this phone line will allow maternity clients to access the advice and support they need in a timely way.
This may include answering your pregnancy questions, supporting you at home early labour and arranging transfer to your chosen place of birth and a midwife available 24hrs a day to offer feeding and newborn advice.
We know that a birthing body works best when it feels safe, secure and unobserved . For clients who choose to be cared for by the Surrey Hills team that means birthing in their own home, cared for my midwives they’ve had the opportunity to get to know. If you would like to learn more about #homebirth provision at the Royal Surrey County Hospital simply pop along to one of our informal forums or contact the team to arrange a chat in your own home.
Members of the Surrey Hills Homebirth team will be in attendance at this local pregnancy, birth and parenting event. Pop along to have a chat with us if you would like to learn more about your birth place choices or are just curious to learn more about our #Homebirth service.
Our colleagues from the Royal Surrey Maternity Department will also be in attendance if the Midwifery Led Unit (MLU) or Obstetric Unit (Delivery Suite) are more your cup of tea.
There will also be the opportunity to learn more about Surrey Heartlands’ plans to transform local maternity services implement services in line with the recommendations of #BetterBirths
Considering birthing your baby at home? There’s no need to visit wizards or traverse yellow brick roads. Simply pop along to one of our informal forums or contact the team to arrange a chat in your own home.
If you would like to learn more about #homebirth and explore all of the Royal Surrey County Maternity Department’s birth place options simply drop in to one of our informal forums to meet the team and families who have birthed at home. Alternatively contact the team to arrange a no obligation chat in your own home.