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pre COVID suspension

We were priviledged to support this lovely mum at home in early labour and then, with the support of our lovely colleagues at Royal Surrey, welcomed her little boy earthside.
We continue with all their postnatal care and support as they navigate the early days of becoming a family of 3.

Peekaboo little cub!

It was such a priviledge to support this incredible mum as she welcomed her little girl earthside in the pool in our MLU at The Royal Surrey maternity unit. They were then discharged straight home from MLU to a very excited big sister!
It’s been such a difficult week for everyone, however, being able to offer this continuity certainly softens the impact of our suspension. We continue to provide all postnatal care, alongside and included in our clinics each week, and are so grateful for these photos as the birth announcements for our caseload.

Service Suspension and Support..

Not the start to the New Year we had hoped for.
After a difficult and disappointing few days for the team and our caseload, we are so grateful for the support of our antenatal education team of Caroline and Natalie (both former Homebirth Midwives) for putting together these sessions for support and reassurance to our caseload. Link to register is below, a letter is being sent out to the whole caseload with an access code for the registration – your midwife has this code too, so any queries, do get in touch.

As a small team it is not possible for us to provide 24/7 cover for births in the maternity unit but from the 31/12/20, Kirsty, Lucy C, Lucy M, Becca and Claire will be working Night shifts at the Royal Surrey’s birthing unit with the aim of supporting as many of you as possible when you have your babies, and supporting our wonderful colleagues to continue to provide safe and positive care during the pandemic.
We will be continuing all Antenatal and Postnatal care as a team by running 3 clinics a week. The other 4 days of the week will be maintaining an overview of the whole caseload and providing Oncall cover for the hospital for any of our ‘labouring mums’.

Plans will likely evolve over the coming days and weeks but we will endeavour to support and care for you as a team in what ever capacity we can.

We are still in the process of contacting everyone individually, please do be patient as we set up all the changes.

The suspension of the service will be reviewed every week by Amy, our Head of Midwifery and we will keep you all updated with any changes.

We continue to invite families who are interested in homebirthing, so please do continue to get in touch via our email address so that we can talk through your options individually.
Stay safe.
Best wishes,
Kirsty, Lucy, Lucy, Becca and Claire
The Surrey Hills Homebirth Team


Any comments of support from previous families affected in the 1st Lockdown will be greatly appreciated to those who now find themselves in the same position 💕


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On Dasher!..

In the early hours of this morning the team supported this incredible first time mum as she totally rocked at welcoming her little boy earthside at #home
He was in quite the Dash – With no time to fill the pool! A gorgeous little Christmas bundle by the tree.
#HomeBirthJustHappened

First Christmas

Last week we were privileged to support this lovely first time mum alongside our colleagues at The Royal Surrey as she welcomed her little boy earthside. Our circle of care continues at home for her early postnatal period and support as they venture into their new family life, and little one’s first Christmas.
#BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens

The Softest Cuddles


Another of our recent farewells to this lovely family as they continue their adventures as a family of four!
We supported this family throughout their antenatal care, through navigating their birth choices as they presented themselves, and continues their postnatal care. An absolute privilege as always to provide continuity.
#birthisamazingwhereverithappens

Footprints on our Hearts

There’s just something about squishy, pink baby feet.
Adding to our farewells recently , this lovely couple have been supported by the team in their first journey to parenthood and yesterday we discharged them from our care with their little one thriving on his mummy’s milk!! We supported this family to make informed decisions that were right for them and baby.

I am One with the Universe

Another farewell for the team in the passed week – we have loved supporting this couple in their journey to parenthood for the first time.
Through antenatal care and early labour care at home, to then supporting them in welcoming their little boy earthside at The Royal Surrey, and continuing with postnatal care at home. This brilliant image was drawn by a close friend to represent their birth story! #BirthIsAmazingWhereverItHappens