Many women are choosing to give birth at home because they see giving birth as a normal physiological process rather than an illness and therefore feel no need to go into hospital. It is suitable for women who are considered to be low risk or have no underlying medical conditions. As part of an informed choice any woman, including first time mums can have a home birth, although they are more likely to be transferred to hospital for pain relief or following a prolonged labour than those who have had babies before. There are real advantages of giving birth in relaxing and familiar surroundings. It is worth noting that you won’t have access to every kind of pain relief, such as an epidural, and that if complications do develop you may need to be transferred to hospital. If you are considered high risk and still wish to have your baby at home, you will usually meet with our Consultant Midwife to devise a suitable plan of care.
Liverpool Women's Midwife at Home Team
The Liverpool Women’s Midwife at Home Team are a group of experienced midwives, dedicated to providing midwifery care throughout the pregnancy journey to low-risk women who are considering giving birth at home.
Supported by our community midwives, the Liverpool Women’s Midwife at Home Team provide a 24-hour service, seven days a week giving you access to a known midwife throughout your pregnancy, birth and after your baby is born.
The continuity of care that the team provide makes it easy to develop relationships with the team of midwives over the course of your pregnancy, achieving more continuity and one to one care determined by your individual needs and circumstances.
If you are cared for by the Midwife at Home Team, you will be able to choose from a range of suitable locations for the majority of your antenatal appointments, whether that be at a local clinic or at home.
If you are considering a home birth and would like to find out more information take a look at the Liverpool Women's Midwife at Home Team flyer or please contact the Team by calling or texting on 07976835735 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.