Information on homebirths during planned ambulance strikes

Giving birth at home is a safe option for many women who have experienced an uncomplicated pregnancy and, in particular, who have had a previous normal vaginal birth and who do not have any medical complexities. For more information on the evidence for the safety of birth at home please see the Birth Place Study (NPEU 2011)

Our priority is to provide safe, supportive and effective midwifery care if you choose to give birth to your baby at home. For reasons of geography we can only offer support for a birth at home to women who live within our community boundaries. Please check with your midwife.

Some advantages of giving birth at home include the following:

  • Giving birth in familiar surroundings where you may feel more relaxed and able to cope
  • You don't have to interrupt your labour to go to hospital
  • You will not need to leave your other children
  • You will not have to be separated from your partner after the birth
  • Homebirth has been shown to reduce the likelihood of interventions in healthy pregnancies and increase the chance of a normal vaginal birth

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T: 020 3315 6000

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T: 020 8321 5839 


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