Considering a Homebirth in Tower Hamlets?
The Tower Hamlets homebirth service offers women choice while enabling a safe birthing experience in the comfort of home. Linked to the Royal London Hospital and Barkantine Birth Centre, the team of dedicated homebirth midwives offers women antenatal appointments in their own home at times convenient to them. Throughout the pregnancy women get to know their midwife really well and also meet the rest of the team at monthly events.
The homebirth team brings all the equipment needed for the birth and women can hire a birthing pool for free, with a refundable deposit. During labour one of the homebirth midwives will attend, along with a second midwife. Many women experience shorter labours, less need for pain relief and fewer interventions compared to birth in an obstetric unit in a hospital. In the first half of 2018, 84% of women who started their labour at home with the team had a normal birth. Planning a homebirth keeps all your options open; when you go into labour you can decide to stay at home or to move to the Barkantine Birth Centre or Royal London Hospital; the homebirth team will support and facilitate your choices.
A great way to find out if giving birth at home is right for you is to attend one of the monthly Homebirth Team Events. Held on the last Monday of every month (except Bank holidays) from 1pm-4pm at Mile End Children’s Centre, the events give expecting mums the chance to meet the midwives who might attend the birth and ask questions.
It’s never too early or too late to plan a homebirth, get in touch at any stage of your pregnancy, women who have been cared for by the team highly recommend it!
“The Tower Hamlets Homebirth experience was absolutely fantastic. The midwives on the team are exceptional and provided a level of service tailored to my needs, on my terms, and all in the comfort of my own home.” (homebirth client July 2018)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Barkantine Birth Centre on 0207 791 8000
Twitter and Instagram: @THhomebirth
Event Location: Mile End Children’s Centre, Bede Square, E3 4GY