Promoting normality and choice through creating a home-to-home birthing room

Authors: Cooper, N. and Way, S.

Journal: The Practising Midwife

Volume: 19

Issue: 10

Pages: 27-29

Promoting normality within the birth environment has been a key policy driver for a number of years. The National Institute of health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2014) recommends that low-risk women birth either at home or in am midwife-led unit, but not all maternity services are able to easily provide these options. This reflective account explores how a small maternity unit met this challenge by changing a transitional care room into a home-to home room. The room is designed with space, low lighting, Badbury cushions, bean bags and a brand new birthing pool to allow one-to-one midwifery care in a relaxing environment, the feedback so far is that the women have had a positive experience and we look forward to promoting this further.

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Authors: Cooper, N. and Way, S.

Journal: Practising Midwife

Volume: 19

Issue: 10

Pages: 27-29

ISSN: 1461-3123

© 2016 Medical Education Solutions Ltd. All rights reserved. Promoting normality within the birth environment has been a key policy driver for a number of years. The National Institute of health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2014) recommends that low-risk women birth either at home or in a midwife-led unit, but not all maternity services are able to easily provide these options. This reflective account explores how a small maternity unit met this challenge by changing a transitional care room into a home-to-home room. The room is designed with space, low lighting, Bradbury cushions, bean bags and a brand new birthing pool to allow one-to-one midwifery care in a relaxing environment. The feedback so far is that the women have had positive experiences and we look forward to promoting this further.

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