Home Birth Support Group (Pregnancy and Parents Centre)

Availability : South East

Who is this for?

  • People looking to learn more about homebirths

Who provides this?

  • Pregnancy and Parents Centre

Description

Home Birth Support Group meets online and is open to everyone who wishes to find out more about homebirth, support those interested in having a homebirth or who wish to tell their homebirth story to support others with the option.

The group has several aims to :

  • allow pregnant people and partners to consider homebirth if they have not yet decided where they would like to birth their baby
  • provide a group where those planning a home birth may feel supported, and normal
  • provide a safe space to explore any questions or concerns; practical, physical or emotional
  • welcome parents back to give encouragement to others who want/need it
  • share positive stories of birth regardless of the outcome or place of birth

The topics that are regularly discussed in the group include:

  • practical issues and what you might need
  • how to get support from the maternity services for a home birth
  • options for when things don’t go to plan
  • role of partners and what they can do to support during a homebirth
  • how siblings can be involved

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Service is appointment only

Please email the Pregnancy and Parents Centre to sign up for this group.

Is there a cost?

Motherspace is a free drop-in group but welcomes donations to cover refreshments and resources used (suggested donation £2).

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

The group is currently being held online due to COVID-19.

Opening times

First Sunday of the month from 11.00 am – 1.00 pm


Type of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support with others

Categories:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Families
Healthy living
LGBTQ+
Men
Women
Young people

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