Forums

If you would like to learn more about #HomeBirth in #Surrey and #Hampshire we recommend that you come along to one of the Surrey Hills Home Birth team’s monthly forums.

The forums, held throughout the catchment,  are a fantastic opportunity to meet the team and local home birthing families. They provide a relaxed, informal setting in which to explore your birth place choices and share #PositiveBirth experiences.

Our next forum…

Alternative dates and venues…

Guildford Children’s Centre, Hazel Avenue, Guildford, GU1 1NR

Thursday the 8th of March 2018

Tuesday the 8th of May 2018

Thursday the 8th of November 2018


Loseley Fields Children’s Centre, Green Lane, Binscombe. GU7 3TB.

2018 dates to be confirmed


The Bungalow,Hale Children’s Centre, Upper Hale Road, Farnham.

GU9 0LR.

2018 dates to be confirmed


The Community Centre, Sundridge Road, Woking GU22 9AT

Friday the 20th of April 2018

Friday the 3rd of August 2018


Tennyson’s Children’s Centre, St Bartholomews School, Derby Rd, Haslemere

Gu27 1BP

2018 Dates to be confirmed


Other Dates For Your Diary…

Home Birth Team Summer Picnic

After the success of last years summer picnic, to celebrate the home birth teams’ 5th birthday, we have decided to make it an annual event! 

Join us for a picnic lunch* on: Saturday the 19th of August 2017

at: Loseley Fields Children’s Centre, Green Lane, Binscombe. GU7 3TB.

*Time to be confirmed nearer the event. Bring your own picnic and we will provide tea, coffee and cake! Picnic invitation open to anyone who is considering or planning a home birth with the team and all former clients who have had contact with the team. Free to attend. No need to book. Cake donations not compulsory but very very welcomed.

Sorry you’ve missed this years summer picnic but watch this space for details of our summer 2018 event!


Waterbirth Workshop

The Surrey Hills Home Birth Team present a Waterbirth Workshop for parents to be.

With 60% of their clients birthing their babies in water*, and more utilising water to aid them in their labours, the Surrey Hills midwives are very experience at facilitating informed decision making around the use of water in labour and birth, and supporting clients in its use.

Over the course of the evening we will explore:

Why water birth?- The benefits of water for mum and baby

Safety, Risks and Special Considerations – What are the risks of labouring and birthing in water ? When/why you might be advised to get out of the pool? What is the Consultant Led pool room and who can access it.

Caring for you and your baby in the water- How we can maintain safety and support you in your choice to labour and/or birth in water. What to wear. Pharmacological pain relief (drugs) and the use of water. The Birth Partners role and coping methods which compliment the use of the pool.

Tour of the maternity units pools (where vacant) including the Midwifery Led pool rooms and the Consultant Led pool. Demonstration (dry) of portable, inflatable, pool used commonly at home.

Please note that due to the nature of the class we will be sharing videos/images of labour and birth in water.

The Parent craft Room,

Antenatal Clinic level B The Royal Surrey County Hospital

Wednesday the 29th of November 2018

18:30-19:30

£25 per couple with all money going to the maternity unit. Please book via the antenatal education team: email rsc-tr.antenatalclasses@nhs.net or call: 01483 406725

*Team audit 2016

Royal Surrey Information Evenings: Your Pregnancy Matters

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy you, and your partner, are invited to the Royal Surrey County Hospitals quarterly information evening to discover more about the care and services Maternity department offers.
Evening includes

*An over view of antenatal services including community care and mental health support
*A talk by Antenatal Education Midwife- to explore the classes on offer and the opportunity to discover the best selection of classes for you.
*Members of the Homebirth, Delivery Suite and Midwifery Led Teams available to discuss your care options.
*A talk by a Professional Midwifery Advocate- explanation of the role, how and when to contact, opportunity to discuss your individual pregnancy/birth plan
*A tour of the maternity unit

This event is FREE but please RSVP  rsc-tr.antenatalclasses@nhs.net or call 01483 406725 to reserve your space. We suggest that you attend between 12 and 18 weeks, however, you are welcome to attend at any gestation.

The Next information evening will be held on…

Thursday the 14th of December 2018
Talk 19:00-20:00

(midwives will be available from 18:30 to answer your questions)

Unit Tour 20:30

Maternity Education Centre
St Catherines Ward
Level G
The Royal Surrey County Hospital
Edgerton Rd
Guildford
GU2 7xx

Please note that from December the maternity unit will no longer be hosting weekend tours. All tours of the Maternity department will take place after the Your Pregnancy Matters Events or as part of some antenatal education classes. You are welcome to join us  for the tour without attending the talk.

For more information, including other scheduled events, like and follow The Royal Surrey Maternity Units Facebook page here

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