11:00AM, Thursday 03 July 2014
Home births are on the rise in and around Windsor - thanks to a new midwife led initiative.
Three quarters of those offered the assessment seized the opportunity.
Jackie Young, lead midwife for the Windsor team, said: "We have noticed that women progress very well at home in their own environment, relaxed in the knowledge that they do not have to make the journey into hospital."
The team, which operates as part of the Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, also organises monthly ‘positive birth group’ meetings.
Jackie said: “We held our fifth recently and had an amazing turnout of 35 people, which included many prospective parents and those with babes in arms who had come to share their positive birth stories.”
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