Unassisted Birth

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.

We encourage you to continue 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 and receive any urgent/emergency care that may be required.

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).

For more information visit www.birthrights.org.uk