An early gift

‪An early and chilly start this morning to watch this lovely family welcome their second baby, who was in quiet a hurry, in to the world next to the Christmas tree #HomebirthJustHappened #continuity @RSCH_Maternity ‬

Rise and Shine

The perfect way to start the week! An absolutely beautiful #home #waterbirth for these experienced parents accompanied by custom crafted coffee #HomebirthJustHappened #MondayMorning @RSCH_Maternity ‬

#FridayFeedback

“I just wanted to take a minute to thank the home birth team as a whole for the amazing experience you gave me in the months leading up to, during and after [redacted]’s birth.

Not only were your antenatal visits with my named midwife Kirsty a wonderful opportunity to focus on my baby in an otherwise very busy life, the care I received during labour from Kirsty and Caroline was second to none.

I can only describe home birth as magical and both times it has had a monumental effect on me. So much so that I’ve spent the 4 weeks since [redacted]’s birth, cuddling and feeding him whilst wondering how on earth I could become a midwife myself with 3 small children. I still don’t know the answer but I have begun an access course to make university a possibility because I know if I don’t try I won’t forgive myself.

I’ve seen first hand what a difference a better birth can make to a woman’s physical and mental health at the most important time of their life and I can think of no better job than to be the person to facilitate that, you are all wonderful!

There is no thanks enough for what you all do. If you ever need someone to come to forums or write testimonials I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one to volunteer but I could sing your praises all day long. Thank you again from my whole family, [redacted]

This feedback is especially poignant for the team as our own Kirsty was inspired to be a midwife by the care she received when she had her own children!

#FullCircle #Midwifery #Continuity #Homebirth

Room at the inn

‪Taking inspirations from another special family (pictured) the team were delighted to support this family experience their first out of hospital birth- no stable required.

It was especially poignant for the named midwife who not only supports the family through pregnancy, labour and birth but had cared for the family twice before, before as a community midwife before joining the team.

#HomebirthJustHappened #HomeWaterbirth #Continuity @RSCH_Maternity ‬