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Midwives to share homebirth experience at free sessions for mums to be


Pregnant women can find out about the option of having a baby at home at a specialist information session at George Eliot Hospital Maternity hospital.

George Eliot Hospital’s experienced team of midwives now offer the chance for families to find out if homebirth could be a choice for their own pregnancy.

Community midwives with experience of homebirth will be available to share valuable advice and families can also meet parents who have enjoyed birthing their baby at home too.

Sessions are being held on July 17th. Sessions run from 6pm to 7:30pm in the Nirvana Meeting Room, Second Floor, Maternity Building (next to Drayton Ward).

Community Lead Midwife, Bernadette Schofield said:

“Pregnant women have a number of options available to them when they are pregnant, a home birth is often considered to be no longer an option when actually many women would benefit from the relaxed and familiar environment having your baby at home offers them.

“Homebirth is not advised for all pregnancies.  This will depend on your needs and any risk factors you may have.  These can all be discussed at the evening or with your community midwife”

Future dates for sessions will be advertised through the maternity unit, available from your community midwife or via our website www.geh.nhs.uk

George Eliot Hospital website provides a wealth of information to support parents who choose to give birth through George Eliot Hospital maternity services. 

Please note the updated times for Homebirth sessions above

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