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Deciding where to have your baby is an important decision for you and your partner. We believe that you should give birth in an environment where you feel safe, comfortable and relaxed.

If you're curious about home birth and would like to find out more, why not come along to one of our regular "Meet the Homebirth Team" events.

Whether you're at the beginning of your pregnancy journey or nearing the end, our monthly "Meet the Homebirth Team" event is an opportunity to meet the midwives on the Homebirth Team, hear a birth story from a family who've experienced homebirth and ask any questions. You'll find out more about the care we provide - all appointments in your own home, from pregnancy through to early parenthood, with experienced midwives that you'll get to know. We're happy to discuss any concerns you may have: whether your home is suitable, whether having a homebirth is safe, what to do with older children, how to hire a birthing pool and anything else you want to know. Partners and children are welcome. No need to book, just come along - it's free to attend.

We meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 3-4.30pm in the Maternity Wellbeing Room, Ground floor, Maternity Unit. Dates for 2019: January 12th, February 9th, March 9th, April 13th.

If you would like to speak to a member of the homebirth team, please call us on 020 8934 3752 or email us at khft.homebirth@nhs.net

Read about home birth stories below.

Jo

Jo's Story

“It was a great experience to have Mabel at home. I felt much more relaxed which helped with the labour.  My husband was much happier not having to worry about when to go to hospital, and the experience afterwards was a lot better."

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Claireef Htmdocx

Claire's Story

“As a midwife i have seen women have their babies in all situations. When it came to choosing where to have my second child, being at home for my labour and birth was my safest and least stressful option. I loved the beauty of getting into my own bed and snuggling up as a family afterwards. I would do it again without a second thought if i ever had any more children.”Read more

Natasha X1

Natasha's Story

“Having had a great homebirth experience with my daughter I was looking forward to hopefully a second homebirth. I especially liked the idea that Isla would meet her new brother or sister at home - and we could start being a family of four straight away.”

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Homebirth Kingston

Homebirth Kingston is an active community group for those considering where and how to give birth. The group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month in members' homes for sharing ideas, research, inspiration, stories and resources. We lend out home birth related books and birthing pool. The group is free, and donations are welcome. Visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/HomebirthKingston for updates or email homebirthinKingston@gmail.com The group is free to join.

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