I'm delighted to be the host of Mid Sussex Home Birth Group. We hold regular informal meetings with the chance to get together with other likeminded people, share birth stories, useful information and answer questions. I look forward to welcoming you at our monthly meet up on first Sat of the month.
During the time of Covid 19 pandemic we have seen a sharp rise in women having a homebirth. Speak to your home birth team midwife at your trust about your options .
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
"Where you have your baby is your choice, and you should always be supported in this choice." Giving birth is generally very safe for both you and your baby, wherever you choose to have your baby. Your midwife should explain that you can choose to give birth at home, in a midwife-led unit or in an obstetric unit. If you have had a baby before, your midwife should advise you that planning birth at home or in a midwife‑led unit is particularly suitable for you. This is because the evidence shows that: you are less likely to have interventions (such as ventouse or forceps birth, caesarean section and episiotomy) compared with planning birth in an obstetric unit the chances of your baby having a serious medical problem (which are very low) are not affected by where you plan to give birth.
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