Short and Sweet

My birth story for my second home birth…. almost 6 months after the event!! It’s short and sweet… 💕

So it was 4 days after my ‘due’ date, I had put Merlin my almost 2 year old
son to bed and went to bed myself as normal. Was having my normal braxton hicks but they felt a tiny bit different, like they were more in my back. I also couldn’t sleep and just felt different so turned the TV on… feeling a bit… restless I went for a wee and felt an odd click inside me! Went back to bed and felt another click… 30’seconds later… whoooooosh! My waters broke!!! I didn’t get this with my first birth until I was pushing so it was actually quite cool! I comedy style ran across the bedroom to the loo trying to catch it all with my hands 😂
We rang Deana and told her it had begun and she said to call back when the contractions were 4-5 mins apart lasting more than a minute.
I went all cold and shaky with the adrenaline and turned to nathan and just said…”this is going to go really quick”. Weird how I knew but I just did! A few minutes after calling Deana we realised the contractions were already only 3 minutes apart and lasting over a minute. So we quickly called her back and she told me to get in the pool to try and slow things a little. This worked for one contraction, then it was straight back into it! Things got very powerful very quickly and I was soon mooing and rocking back and forth in the pool.
Sarah and Deana arrived with the lovely gas and air and 45 minutes of mooing later, my beautiful Orla arrived.

So from start to finish it was around 2 hours! Speedy, calm and all at home. Beautiful!! X

I don’t have enough good words to say about The Surrey Hills homebirth team. Truly incredible ladies.

 

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MAMA Midwifery Award Shortlist 2017

We are thrilled, delighted and proud to announce that our wonderful team leader, Tanya, has been shortlisted in the MAMA Awards 2017, Midwife of the Year!

The Mama Awards received hundreds of nominations for over 200 nominees. A panel of judges narrowed the shortlist down to five individuals in ten categories. The winners will be announced on the 28th of April.

I’m sure you will join the team as we wish Tanya the very best of luck!

 

Maternity Friends and Family Test January 2017

Once again we are overwhelmed at the level of positive feed back we have received. Your maternity experience ( #MatExp) really matters to us and we are so encouraged and delighted that you find such value in the service we provide.

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how you think we are doing, please do let us know if you think that there is anything more we could do to support you throughout your pregnancy and birth journey.

You can learn more about the NHS’ Friends and Family Test here

Maternity Friends and Family Test December 2016

Thank you for the wonderful anonymous feedback we have received via the NHS Friends and Family Test. We appreciate that time you’ve taken out of your  busy  family lives to let us know how you think we are performing and to promote our service locally.

To learn more about the Friends and Family test click here

Friends and Family November 2016

Thank you once again for the wonderful anonymous feedback we have received via the NHS Friends and Family Test. We appreciate that time you’ve taken out of your very busy lives to let us know how you think we are performing. It’s the best Christmas present we could ask for!

To learn more about the Friends and Family test click here