We actively encourage home births to women with low risk pregnancies, as home has been shown to be the safest place for childbirth for these women.
We have a dedicated team of community midwives on hand to support you through this process and we are on call for you from 37 weeks to 42 weeks of your pregnancy. If you go into labour outside this 5 week period we would advise you to deliver in hospital as this is considered the safest option for you and your baby.
We can also provide you with a pool, free of charge, if you choose to labour and give birth in water. All equipment is delivered to your home when you are 36 weeks pregnant, and is usually removed within 24 hours of the birth.
Babies born at home will be visited by a Community Neonatal Midwife within 72 hours of birth.
Your baby’s hearing screen appointment will be sent to you within 2 weeks.
Find out more on our Highfield Midwives page (see 'Related Link' on the left of this page).