Home Birth Group

Wakefield Home Birth Group

Home birth is available to all women who are deemed as low risk, between 37 weeks and prior to induction of labour, if you do not meet these criteria-you may still be eligible for home birth following discussion with obstetric consultant or supervisor of midwives.

  1. Discussion around labour hormones and how they work and how staying at home can positively influence the birthing process.
  2. How environment plays a part in labour, i.e. familiarity of surroundings, comfort, and privacy which all promote relaxation, which in turn may lead to a quicker labour.
  3. Discussion regarding the use of water in labour, i.e., relaxation, privacy and control, increased mobility, pain relief and increased satisfaction.
  4. How to recognise the onset of labour and when you need to contact midwife
  5. What equipment you will require, i.e., towels for mum and baby, a warm dressing gown/blanket for mum following delivery.
  6. Pain relief available for labour-Epidurals are not available at home.
  7. Discussion regarding reasons to transfer mum/baby to hospital and how transfer will happen, if required.
  8. A limited number of Birthing pools are available free of charge from mid Yorkshire hospitals, they are highly sought after and therefore, cannot be guaranteed to all women. Please discuss your requirements with your community midwife.
  9. A personal one to one chat with midwife at home birth group is available for women/families attending group.

Come along to Home Birth Preperation, for more information and to book a place, please contact:

Wakefield Community Midwifery office on: 01924 543424 (or) Maria on: 07554 115665 (or) Liz on: 07554 115662



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