Planning a homebirth

Better births (2016) states that all women/people should be given the choice of where to give birth.

East Sussex Healthcare Trust enthusiastically encourages all birthing persons who do not have any additional concerns or complications, to have their baby at home. To that end we have well- integrated experienced home birth midwives.

Studies of over 1 million women/people (Reitsma et al. 2020) have shown that planning to give birth at home is safe resulting in less interventions such as caesarean section, forceps delivery, epidural, episiotomy (a cut to assist with birth), the use of oxytocin, experiencing excessive blood loss after birth and a 3rd or 4th degree tear.

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Planning a homebirth

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