Birth Before Arrival of Jessie Baby Number 10

Birth story of Jessie ?Baby no1001/04/20207.27pm7lb 4ozBBA, HBAC, Grand Multip I’ve had 3 previous homebirths with babies 3, 4 and 9 so there was no doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t give birth at home this time either. (Baby number 9 Joey’s birth story can be read HERE). I’d declined consultant care again, as … Read more

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

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.

What Is a Truly Physiological Third Stage/Retained Placenta

Generally speaking, medically, a retained placenta, is a placenta that has not been birthed within an hour. Often the interference that takes place within the first hour after the baby is born, is more likely to cause a placenta to “retain”, the more I research the more I wonder if “retained placenta” simply means “failure … Read more