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Suzanna’s Unassisted Homebirth During Covid

Suzanna is a member of the Home Birth Support Group and our freebirth and preparing for birth without a midwife group. This is her freebirth story in her words and pictures. “Marley James, My 3rd baby, born at home in water birth pool, 40 + 6, 6th July, 2.18am Freebirth Previous labour’s….So after a very … Read more

Positive Induction (side helping of Disability Discrimination)

Isla Erin Gordon 02/07/20 5lb 15oz Second baby Second elective induction. Warning : massive story!!!! Grab a cuppa and some cake! A positive? induction story! Although not great ante natal care via consultant led care. I am physically disabled with a condition called Perthes Disease, which is where my left hip bone didn’t form properly … Read more

Corona, Coercion, Pregnancy and Birth – Part 2

Our members are very supported in group to make their own choices, with our Home Birth Transfer Is NOT A Failure ethos, all our births are celebrated.

Sadly, this support for informed choice is not, in the main supported by their care providers, as their following words show.

Corona, Coercion, Pregnancy and Birth Part 1

These snapshot figures from a quick poll in my Home Birth Support Group, should make over arching maternity services hang their heads in shame.

Since coronavirus impacted, I am spending upwards of 60 hours a week in groups, supporting women, against a backdrop of increasing coercion.

Positive Home to Hospital Birth during Covid

Guest blog of this beautiful birth story, from our Home Birth Support Group UK, by Kirsty Smart. ??? Birth Story ??? Baby boy, 7lb7.5oz, 12.30pm Friday 24th April, 40+1, 3rd baby. Hello! My waters started to go at 6.20am after a couple of very little niggles that had woken me. My waters have never gone … Read more