The team was initially set up in 2016 and has supported hundreds of women in that time with their birth choices. We are continuing to grow and are currently exceeding the national average statistics for home births.
The Home Birth team consists of five experienced Midwives who provide all antenatal care in the comfort of your own home. We aim for you to have the same Midwife throughout your whole pregnancy, enabling full continuity of care. We share the on-call duties between us and have the Community Midwife team to support us with all births.
All postnatal care is then also provided by us in your home. Evidence shows that home births improve breastfeeding rates and we will visit you as much as you need to help with the journey. We have a maternity healthcare assistant within the team who will assist Midwives at births and will visit you at home with baby if needed.
Two of our Midwives are Hypnobirthing instructors and another two have additional training to perform the Newborn Screening Examination following birth.
‘Meet the Midwife’ events run monthly for you to come and speak to the team. It is a great opportunity to meet the other Midwives in the team, look at the equipment we have and try out some aromatherapy if you wish! Find the details on our Facebook page under the events section or speak to your Midwife who can tell you the next date.
Community Office: 01908 996484
Laura, Homebirth Team Leader: 07917 173381