Is there anything cuter than baby feet?
This little lady certainly kept the team on their toes and add a little excitement to their New Year’s Eve when she decided to arrive feet and bottom first! Despite the surprise this strong mother birthed her baby beautifully and safely in to the world.
“On the morning of my due date I had a few mild cramps which came and went with me hardly even noticing them. I put it down to ‘due date excitement’! I had a sweep booked in with Emily at around midday and I was excited that at the prospect of it possibly starting things off. I took my toddler to nursery and my husband and I went out for breakfast to enjoy some child-free time before the next baby came along. Emily and a student midwife came over after lunch at around 1:30pm, and after a cup of tea and a lovely chat she did the sweep for me. She said I was already 3cms dilated and my cervix was fully effaced!! What!? My body had been up to all sorts of things without me even knowing! Emily said that we would very likely have our baby today and said to call the team when things ramped up, and advised that we inflate the birthing pool. Having the sweep at home was much more relaxing than at hospital (if you can call a sweep relaxing!?).
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!
Over night the team, and more specifically the named midwife, were delighted to once again support these parents as they welcomed their third baby in to the world, their second at #Home with the team and the same named midwife #Continuity #HomebirthJustHappened
This lovely mummy is a good friend to one of our team members providing her with support and encouragement when she decided to train as a midwife.
Seven years later it was the midwives privilege to return the favour and support and encourage her friend through pregnancy and birth!
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
The team were delighted to support this family in the eve of Halloween as they welcomed their second child in to the world at #home. They even provided their own mini midwife in training (their first born child)!