This amazing 1st time mum listened to her baby and followed her instincts to birth with our colleagues at @RSCH_Maternity where she absolutely rocked her birth bringing her baby in to the world with the aid of water. #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens
Massive congratulations and love to this family who had to change their birth plan at short notice, due to the knock of effects of #Covid19 , and birth with our wonderful @RSCH_Maternity colleagues. #waterbirth
We will continue to offer to post your birth announcements during this unprecedented time to offer our congratulations and our virtual love and support. #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens
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…”
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
It was such a pleasure and privilege to observe this lovely family welcome this little lady calmly in to the world at home in the pool last night.
What a fantastic start to 2020!
Last week we said goodbye to this lovely family.
It was a pleasure to support them as they navigated their choices and made a birth plan that they felt comfortable and confident with.
As part of our model we make every effort to support our caseload wherever they birth their baby.
#BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens #continuity @RSCH_Maternity
Yesterday we said goodbye to this lovely family as they continued their journey with the support of their GP and Health Visitor.
It’s been such a pleasure to walk alongside them throughout this pregnancy, as they made changes in their plan, during labour and birth at @RSCH_Maternity and the first days of family life.
#continuity is amazing for families and midwives
This picture feels especially apt after the feeding frenzy of night two!
It’s been a pleasure to support this family as they’ve navigated their choices and developed a plan that felt right for them and their circumstances and we are looking forward to continuing our support in to the postnatal period.
Due to the popularity of our previously published stats the Jodie has put together the stats for the second quarter (April 2019-June 2019) of this year.
In the second quarter of 2019 the team were responsible for case-loading the care of 49 woman, 94% of whom went on to have a vaginal birth.
92% of our caseload were cared for in labour by a midwife they had met before.
From this caseload of 49 women, 81.6% (n=40) still intending to birth at home at the start of their labours, while 9 women (18.4%) , for various reasons, changed their intended place of birth.
35 members of our caseload (87.5%) birthed their babies at home as planned while 12.5% changed their planned during the intrapartum period (active labour to two hours after birth) and transferred to the Royal Surrey for further care/support.
90% of the women who laboured/birthed at home used water to support them in their labours (hydrotherapy) and 85.7% of the births that took place at home occurred within the water (waterbirth).
We were privileged to welcomed 19 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 firstname.lastname@example.org