Birth Choices

We want to support all families to make an informed choice regarding their care, we encourage you to engage with the maternity team and work towards building up a sound relationship in partnership together so that you feel fully supported in your wishes for labour and birth, but also have the support of a healthcare professional in attendance wherever your birth may be. This is to ensure that you and your baby remain safe and well.

If you are considering a Freebirth, whilst we support all women in their informed choices for birth and it is within your rights to do so, we would strongly advise against this. If you are considering a Freebirth, please contact the Midwifery office to speak to a Senior Midwife on 0117 4146738 or 0117 4146735 (Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm).

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