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Homebirth cancellations during Covid-19 – what you can do when planning your birth at home.

Many UK hospitals have focused on prioritising support for homebirth during Covid-19, recognising that keeping as many birthing women and people away from the hospital as possible during a pandemic is the best way to keep midwives and families safe from the coronavirus. These hospitals have also put more resources into community midwifery, offering antenatal and postnatal care either in the pregnant woman’s own home, or somewhere close by.

By |2020-06-19T12:13:57+01:00June 12th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Homebirth cancellations during Covid-19 – what you can do when planning your birth at home.

Working together with West Somerset

The Real Birth Company has been working hard with different organisations across the country, making sure that our three-day RCM and FEDANT accredited antenatal teacher training programme is accessible to families, providing support to women and birth partners, most recently in the West Somerset region.  Working beside ‘SkillUp West Somerset’, ‘Somerset West and Taunton Council’ [...]

By |2020-06-19T12:17:38+01:00February 24th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Working together with West Somerset

Becoming a Real Birth Teacher

This January 2020 we held our first Real Birth Programme Training session in London, it was an energetic and really fun three days!To help midwives, doulas and other birth professionals attend our Antenatal Teacher Training Courses, in 2020 we have scheduled 21 training sessions in various locations. Attending our Teacher Training courses will give [...]

By |2020-06-19T12:20:11+01:00January 27th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Becoming a Real Birth Teacher

What is MBRRACE?

MBRRACE is a report which is led by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, at the University of Oxford, this report is an analysis and investigation into the cause of maternal death, stillbirths and infant death. The aim is to ‘provide robust national information to support the delivery of safe, equitable, high quality, patient-centered maternal, newborn [...]

By |2020-06-19T12:21:07+01:00December 20th, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on What is MBRRACE?

Autism in Birth

Emma Durman and Hayley Morgan both presented a small snapshot of their work at Let’s Talk Birth 2019. Their keynote discussion was surrounding Autistic Women and the pregnancy and labour experience. Zoe Wright from the Real Birth Company asked them both to write a short blog on the importance of understanding the different sensory experience [...]

By |2020-06-19T12:23:07+01:00August 8th, 2019|News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Autism in Birth

An Insight Into Fatherhood

It isn’t completely uncommon to hear an expecting father say ‘There’s not much for me to do until the baby is two or three anyway.’ It’s a disheartening assumption. Not only for his partner and unborn child, but for him as well. There is so much a father can do with his child before the [...]

By |2018-08-16T07:30:45+01:00August 16th, 2018|News|Comments Off on An Insight Into Fatherhood

What is a water birth like?

A water birth is something that a lot of expecting mums are starting to consider putting into their birth plans. There are many mums-to-be who are looking for natural ways to relieve discomfort during labour and birth, and water-birthing is something that evidence shows us can and often does help with this. Labouring and birthing [...]

By |2018-08-10T14:06:49+01:00August 10th, 2018|News|Comments Off on What is a water birth like?

How birth is changing

The idea of a home birth can be quite intimidating to lots of women and their birth partners. But having your baby in a hospital attended by a doctor is actually a relatively modern approach to birth. In the early 1900’s only 5% of births were in hospitals. The majority of births were at home, [...]

By |2018-08-03T09:15:53+01:00August 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on How birth is changing

Welcome to our latest arrival!

Rachel Wood is joining our Real Birth team as a wellness coach and oil educator. She is going to teach our lovely families all about the benefits of using oils and how to do it properly, and safely. Growing up in a house of alternative health defined Rachel’s future without her realising it at the [...]

By |2018-07-27T13:56:12+01:00July 27th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Welcome to our latest arrival!