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Having your baby at home

Planning to have a baby at home takes quite a bit of thinking about and organising. Even just making the decision that it’s OK to have your baby at home takes a lot of energy and consideration in the first place!

Some of the reasons that the women I have been privileged to care for have explained this as:

* I don’t like hospitals

* I want to be somewhere that I can relax

* I want to be with my family

* I want to have a midwife with me who I know and trust

* I want to be able to make my own choices

What’s your reason for being at home to give birth?

Julie says:

We planned a homebirth water birth because I love being in water and always have done. I didn’t know what to expect from the contractions but I instinctively knew that the warm water would support me and feel comforting. I am a private person and just wanted to have my partner and my midwives with me to keep everything calm and quiet.

If you are thinking about a homebirth, speak to your local midwives and homebirth groups.

Facebook hosts homebirthkingston and inspiringbirthssurrey so check them out!

Liz from Neighbourhood Midwives is at Kingston Natural Health Centre every Friday afternoon to talk about Home birth, and to help you plan for it. Just call 07866 899290.