Last week the team has the pleasure of supporting these first time parents welcome their little girl in to the world.
This particular arrival was powered by #icecream ! While labouring on one of the hottest days of the year this mum needed a little cooling energy boost! 30 minutes later her little one arrived earthside!
All births are special but it is a real privilege to support one of our wonderful @RSCH_Maternity colleagues through pregnancy, labour and postnatally.
Her beautiful week old daughter being held by named midwife Lucy C
On Saturday we had the privilege of supporting the most incredible first time parents as they laboured at #home.
We also had the welcomed addition of the cutest #DoulaDog to the support team.
“Just a little note to say thank you for all of your support in bringing our little girl in to the world.
Lucy made me so excited about birth and gave [redacted] the confidence to support me and be apart of the birth.
Caroline’s advice on baby care will also stick in my head- Pringle fingers and poo pockets. She also gave me the confidence to have a positive hospital birth once we knew that was the route we were taking.
Kirsty and Becca have been great now our little one is here and helped us adjust to parent life.
Thank you so much for everything,
Lots of love,
This incredible mum navigated her options to safely birth her baby with our @RSCH_Maternity colleagues and we still have the privilege of supporting her in these precious early days. #continuity #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens #HandpaintedHome
Over the weekend the team supported this first time mum welcome her baby earthside at #home #HomebirthJustHappened
In the early hours of Sunday the team had the pleasure of supporting this amazing mum as she birthed her first baby speedily in to the world and in to her partners awaiting hands. #HomeBirthJustHappened #HomeBirth #Primip #FirstTimeMum
This amazing first time mum knew that she had everything she needed within herself to birth her baby.
She adapted to the changes and challenges her pregnancy brought and birthed her baby safely in to the world with the support of our @RSCH_Maternity colleagues #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens
Question: is homebirth just for people who’ve had a baby before?
No. Homebirth can be a suitable option
for any pregnant people having midwifery led care* and has lots of advantages (see https://www.facebook.com/855315194600206/posts/1982972391834475/?d=n for some advantages)
In 2019 32% of our clients were people planning their first birth.
*If you have a more complex situation requiring consultant led or shared care but would still like to explore your birth place options, including birth at home, get in touch with the team. We can arrange a 1-2-1 chat with an experienced midwife and if the situation warrants it a discussion with the named Obstetric Consultant for homebirth