Homebirth






Deciding where to have your baby is an important decision for you. We believe that you should give birth in an environment where you feel safe, comfortable and relaxed.

At Kingston, we encourage you to consider giving birth at home, especially if you are healthy and have a straightforward pregnancy. We have a dedicated team of experienced midwives who are passionate about offering homebirth as a safe, relaxed alternative to hospital birth.

Those who choose a homebirth receive care from the same midwives throughout pregnancy, labour and early parenthood in the comfort of their own homes.

To find out more, why not come along to one of our regular “Meet the Homebirth Team” events.

Whether you’re at the beginning of your pregnancy journey or nearing the end, our monthly “Meet the Team” event is an opportunity to meet the midwives, hear a birth story from a family who’ve experienced homebirth and ask any questions. You’ll find out more about the care we provide – all appointments in your own home, from pregnancy through to early parenthood, with experienced midwives that you’ll get to know. We’re happy to discuss any concerns you may have: whether your home is suitable, whether having a homebirth is safe, what to do with older children, how to hire a birthing pool and anything else you want to know. Partners and children are welcome. No need to book, just come along – it’s free to attend.

We meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 3-4.30pm in the Maternity Wellbeing Room, Ground floor, Maternity Unit.

These events are temporarily being held online. You will still have the opportunity to hear a birth story and talk to midwives from the team. Dates and details about how to join in from a mobile or laptop are publicised on our Instagram account @homebirthkh and on the Maternity Facebook page: Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Maternity Unit. Or ask your midwife for details.

If you would like to speak to a member of the homebirth team, please call us on 020 8934 3752 or email us at khft.homebirth@nhs.net

You’ll find lots of pictures and stories from recent homebirths on our Instagram page: @homebirthkh

For more detailed answers to some common questions, see the FAQ section below

FAQs – Ask us about homebirth


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