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VBAC Home Birth with Private Midwives

Ornella contacted Private Midwives to discuss having a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) at home for the arrival of her second child.

Ornella had a fear of childbirth from an early age and having had a traumatic experience with the birth of her first child she was apprehensive about ever giving birth again. After coming round to the idea of a second child she decided to seek private care and support in her second pregnancy. Our midwife, Rachel Ollier,  was at hand to advise and provide care to Ornella and give her the help and support she was looking for along with helping in the home birth of her beautiful daughter Amélie.

Ornella has kindly shared her birth story experience and some great feedback on the care she received:

Ornella's Experience:

  • I’ve always had a fear of a child birth from a very young age as I couldn’t fathom how it is possible for a women to give birth and from all the shows I’ve seen it’s always been dramatised and it seemed scary. Then in 2018, I fell pregnant with my first daughter and had a traumatic experience which resulted in an emergency c section and later on an ongoing infection which almost costed me my life. It took me a very long time to come around the idea of falling pregnant again and when I did, I decided to seek out private care to help support me on the journey.

    My midwife (Rachel) was amazing. She supported and kept me well informed and encouraged me to believe that I can have a positive birth experience and that’s exactly what happened. She helped me with my birth plan, hypo birthing tools, VBAC reading materials and was present throughout and showed so much care and compassion.

    On my due date everything went amazing but I was prepared for if things didn’t go as planned. To my surprise I actually enjoyed my birthing experience and dare I say it was beautiful.

    Overall, I feel strong, capable and empowered after birthing my beautiful daughter Amélie vaginally after a c section (which I never thought possible). I’m happy to have had such great support from my wonderful midwife and it’s been life changing for husband and I. I’m finally healed from my past birth trauma and see labour and birth completely different and positively.


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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.

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