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A Home Birth in Essex

Rachel  contacted Private Midwives to discuss having a home birth for the arrival of their third child.

Rachel really wanted a homebirth after having a stressful experience with her previous two children in hospital. Our midwives, Debbie and Bex were at hand for the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Jonah.

Rachel has kindly shared her birth story experience and some great pictures of the moment baby Jonah came into the world:

Rachel's Homebirth Experience:

  • My beautiful baby boy Jonah is now 24 days old. He is calm, content and soooo dreamy - and my heart tells me it’s because of his perfect and relaxed entrance into the world, with the help of the incredible Debbie and Bex from Private Midwives.

    It was so wonderful to build a relationship with my midwifes, understanding exactly what kind of experience I wanted from my birth, and it definitely went to plan. With doctors trying to induce me, and public midwives giving me very little information why, Debbie and Bex gave me all of the information I needed to be able to research, and advocate for the birth I knew my body was capable of. After 2 stressful NHS births, it was wonderful to be listened to, and to have every factor discussed thoroughly.

    My birth took place at home, everything was so calm and relaxed that I was able to breath into each contraction, and focus on the techniques I had learnt and practiced throughout my pregnancy. I felt so supported, with Debbie repeating positive affirmations and reminding me how strong I was throughout, whilst leading me through each contraction.

    I cannot thank Debbie and Bex enough for the absolutely incredible experience. I will forever shout from the rooftops about the amazing private midwife team, and I just hope more women are able to write their own positive birth stories too.

    Rachel Stein

Meet the midwife

Birth is a very personal and intimate event. We recognise how important it is that you meet your midwife and have a “connection” so that you can develop a trusting, professional relationship going forward. We hold regular “meet the midwife” sessions where you can come along and chat to past clients, talk to the midwives and ask questions. We also offer you a free consultation to talk through things on a more personal level and discuss your individual needs and wishes. Please contact us for further information.

If you would like to find out about our Meet the Midwife sessions please call 0800 380 0579

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