Where are you planning to give birth?
Wherever that might be it’s important that you feel safe in that environment. Looking back on my birth experiences I was the perfect candidate for a home birth but the choice I made was to go to hospital. A generation ago that’s what everyone did, they gave birth in hospital but today there are a range of options for mothers and their birth partners to give them the best possible experience for them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you choose to give birth in hospital you can change your mind at a later stage. Speak to your midwife about your options. It’s worth doing your research into where you want to give birth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In each of my hypnobirthing courses we talk about your options whether you give birth..... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤰🏼at home which means you will have the same team of midwives look after you throughout your pregnancy.
🤰🏽labour ward, a more traditional place to give birth, essentially at the hospital 🤰🏿birth centre attached to a hospital and there are an increasing amount of midwife led birth centres attached to major NHS hospitals 🤰🏻stand alone birth centre or free standing midwife led unit that are not attached to a hospital ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Where did you give birth? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I just love this picture from @kaylaparkerphotography. This Mum gave birth at home and had the comfort of her own bed right after giving birth to enjoy this special family time. Love this.