On Tuesday we also had the privilege of supporting these first time parents as they laboured at home before welcoming their daughter in to the world with the support of our @RSCH_Maternity colleagues #RoyalSurreyBirthingUnit #TeamWork
These first time parents absolutely rocked their baby’s birth. Initially a star gazer, this little man was given the time and space he needed to find his own path Earthside , in to his mothers arm. #HomeBirthJustHappened #Continuity
This determined mother had wonderful support from her husband and youngest daughter as she birthed her 6th baby, her first at home #HomeBirthJustHappened @RSCH_Maternity
The muffled sound of her elder children playing in another room were just audible as this mother breathed out her third baby, her first Homebirth, supported by her partner and her own mother.
Last night’s arrival was in too much of a hurry to wait for the pool to be fully prepared!
Happily mum and baby still got to enjoy a lovely skin to skin paddle.
Our due date according to the 12 week “dating” scan was 22nd April 2016. I was hopeful that it would happen then as it was reported to be a full moon on this day and I was very nervous about going over as I had a fear of induction.
Friday 22nd came and went. On Saturday the weather was cool but sunny, the bluebells were out everywhere so I had found a walk through a bluebell wood quite close by. I wasn’t expecting to complete the full 2 mile walk, being 40 weeks pregnant, however, it was such a lovely location, my husband and I ended up doing the full circuit. By the time I got back to the car, I felt that I’d over done it. I wasn’t able to lift my legs into the car. I worried myself a little.
We paused on the way back to the house for some provisions, some scones for that afternoon, some biscuits for the midwives that we were expecting any day and a chicken to roast for the following day.
We had our daughter at home on 29th June 2016 and I am writing this to encourage anyone who is thinking about home birth to speak to the home birth team, because we found the whole experience so positive and it made such a difference to us.