It was all for you

The team had the very great pleasure of supporting this lovely family as they welcomed their second child in to the world.

While the location of their birth changed the essence of their plan remained: a calm, quiet pool birth in the near dark, supported by a midwife they had gotten to know in pregnancy

Swift

‪This little fella was in such a hurry to arrive earthside that he couldn’t wait a moment longer and birthed speedily in to his fathers hands before anyone else could arrive!

His mummy had this to say about his arrival…

“Where do I even begin…Wilbur Robin Alfred Ruocco was born at home on Friday 1st May, delivered by his very own Daddy. (I think this is the only time Mike has taken a selfie 🤳)! This experience has completely transformed me and I feel so grateful for all that I have.

Thank you Wilbur for doing it exactly as I had hoped, and for giving me such a positive experience in a time of strangeness. I owe you a lot little fella.

My care from the home birth team came quite late into the pregnancy as we had moved to the area when I was 33 weeks, but instantly the team made you feel very welcome.

The opportunity to meet you all has made such a huge difference to my mindset and knowing I had the support of you all made me feel at complete ease.

It has been first class, you are a fantastic group of women who have turned my experience of birth into such a positive one. You have supported my decisions and fulfilled me with absolute confidence and calmness, and for that I’ll be eternally grateful.”

#FridayFeedback

Some of you may be concerned at all of the recent changes within maternity care due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are delighted to share some feedback posted to the Royal Surrey Maternity Unit’s Facebook page by one of our clients.

“ I will get round to a proper thank you for the homebirth team and all the midwives at RSCH. Planned a homebirth and the wonderful team were absolutely amazing. We were all excited as a family as our boys age 5 and 6 were also keen to see their baby brother born. Plans changed and I was very upset and anxious but Lucy reassured me and was absolutely amazing. I had reduced movements and went into hospital for monitoring and there I was very emotional but the midwives sat and spoke to me and again Lucy reassured me. I was induced and I felt very supported throughout and extremely safe. I was so blessed to get my water birth that I had always wanted and my midwife was again amazing. I hadn’t met her before but she kept me so calm and really looked after me. She answered all my questions and listened to all my wishes, I felt completely respected and once we had our baby Bertie we were given time to bond. Just a short few hours later we were home and the boys met their baby brother. I can’t thank you enough for bringing our baby Bertie into the world safely and taking such good care of us both. I had such an enjoyable birth and the care afterwards was second to none! We hope you all stay safe and we will be bringing some gifts your way when it is safe to do so.” Surrey Hills Client March 2020

Keeping an eye on things

‪This morning we had the pleasure of supporting these first time parents as they welcomed their baby earthside at #home in the #pool. “Big brother” was a little weary and retreated to his favourite spot to observe proceedings #HomeBirthJustHappened ‬

#FridayFeedback

Lucy and the home birth team,
A huge thank you to you all for your continued support through our pregnancy and beyond.
Your care, time and attention had been incredible and so much appreciated by us all.
We are so grateful to have had this experience with you all…”

Blooming Gorgeous

‪Last week we had the pleasure of supporting this family as they explored the evidence and navigated their options to develop a birth plan that felt right for them #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens @RSCH_Maternity #continuity #information #choice #support #BetterBirths ‬

Bye bye bear

‪Another farewell this week as this family embarked on the next step of their parenting journey. Sometimes birth plans change but it’s always a privilege to walk beside couples as they navigate their options and birth their babies #continuity #namedmidwife @RSCH_Maternity ‬

Be a pineapple

Be a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside!

It been an absolute delight to support this sweet family as they prepared for their baby’s arrival, as they adapted to changes in their plan, and over the first precious days at home as a new family #continuity #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens @RSCH_Maternity ‬