Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Lancaster's Homebirth Support Group continues to grow

The Lancaster Homebirth Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday 21st February at 6.30pm at the meeting room at the Gregson Centre, Moor Lane, Lancaster.

The group is self-organised and open to all women (and their partners). If you are expecting your first, second, third... child, or even if you are not pregnant but simply want to talk about choices in childbirth: home birth; water birth; natural birth after caesarean; pain relief options, you're very welcome by the growing group.

There will be some toys for small children as well as tea, coffee, cold drinks and cake. Mums wishing to share their experiences either at the group or by providing testimonials to share with expectant parents are also welcome.

The aim of the Lancaster Homebirth Support Group is to give women information to help them make their own decisions about childbirth, and to share experiences in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Currently just two per cent of babies in the UK are born at home, despite lots of evidence that giving birth in the home environment is both safe and normally calmer for both the mother and baby. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) support home birth for women with uncomplicated pregnancies.

The group runs monthly events and also has a website to share information about choices in childbirth and local women’s birth stories at: http://birthingathome.org.uk

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