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If your homebirth has been cancelled…

With many homebirth services being temporarily suspended across the country, let’s focus on easing your anxiety and getting you better prepared for labour and birth in hospital. As a birth doula, I have supported labouring women at home and in hospital – here are some practical tips which may be helpful for your preparation, for your options and for your mindset. The benefits of a homebirth are that you don’t go anywhere, the midwives come to you so the transition of moving to hospital need to be managed and being at home means you can wander freely at home where you feel more comfortable but this can be managed as well. Many parents want to stay at home for as long as possible before transferring to the maternity unit. This depends on how comfortable you are at home and how safe you feel as you may reach a point during your labour where you want the reassurance of a midwife. It can also help to keep in touch with the maternity unit during early labour …