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Homebirth

If you have a straightforward pregnancy you may wish to have your baby at home. You will be cared for by one of our community midwife teams.

Will any equipment be provided?

Our community midwives carry a comprehensive range of equipment to help you give birth at home including birth stools and entonox (gas and air).  If you wish to use a birthing pool, you will need to supply this and may also find a TENs (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine useful.

It may be important for you to note that epidurals are not available at a homebirth.

Who will attend a homebirth?

Two midwives will normally be present to support you at the birth of your baby. They will be able to suggest a variety of labour techniques suited to you, helping to make sure your experience is a positive one.

How can you find out more?

If you would like a home birth or would like more information, please discuss this with your midwife.  If you decide on a home birth this will be discussed again with you at 34 and 36 weeks to ensure your pregnancy is still straight forward. 

 

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