A brand new adventure

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

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Stargazing

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

Birthed in to Daddy’s Hands

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.

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Eleanora’s Water Birth at Home

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.

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