If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, you can choose to have your baby at home. This will be a relaxed environment for labour and birth and supports a normal childbirth philosophy.

Current research (NICE 2007) suggests that there is a higher likelihood of a normal birth with less intervention if you give birth at home or in a Midwife-led unit.

All our Community Midwives support home birth and will be happy to discuss this option with you.

They will identify any complications that may influence the need to change your chosen place of birth.

Please ask your Midwife about the Home Birth Support Group.