HOMEBIRTH SUPPORT GROUP
The Homebirth Support Group usually meets on the first Sunday of every month from 11am-1pm at the PPC. It is open to everyone interested in finding out about homebirth or supporting others who want to know more about homebirth.
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 homebirth, options for when things don’t go to plan, role of partners and what they can do to support during a homebirth, and how siblings can be involved.
Our group has several aims:
To allow you to consider homebirth if you have not yet decided where you would like to birth your baby
To provide a group where those planning a homebirth may feel supported, and normal
To provide a safe space to explore any questions or concerns, whether practical, physical or emotional
To welcome parents back to give encouragement to others who want or need it
To share positive stories of birth regardless of the outcome or place of birth
This group is a drop-in group and you do not need to book. This is a free group but we do welcome donations to cover the tea and biscuits and resources available. Suggested donation is £2 per person.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
We discuss whatever comes up in the sessions. There are topics that are regularly discussed in the group, including practicalities / what you might need, how to organise and get support for your homebirth, options for when things don’t go to plan, partners’ roles during a homebirth, and how siblings can be involved, among other things.
WHO IS THE GROUP FOR?
We welcome anyone who wishes to find out more about home birth, and those who want to support others by sharing their own birth stories.
Partners and children are very welcome.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is currently no cost to attend this group. However, a suggested donation of £2 per attendance will help the PPC cover the cost of tea and biscuits.
"Regularly attending the homebirth meetings was priceless in boosting my confidence and answering all our doubts and questions. Homebirthing has been, by far, the most empowering and awesome thing I've ever done."
"Birth is not like in the movies or on TV, and we need to share real stories and change the culture of birth to one which puts women first and in control of their bodies and birth experience. So this is why I share my experience win the group."