Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Email from Supervisor of midwives

Thought I would share the email I received about the meeting!

Dear Natasha
I thought I would just update you with what was discussed at a meeting that I attended this morning regarding supporting you in your decision to have your twins at home.
At the meeting were senior community midwives, Supervisors of Midwives, the clinical risk manager, the delivery suite manager, the inpatient services manager (the community midwifery manager is on leave), and *** **** the Head of Midwifery.
With your permission we would like to leave a box of equipment at your house prior to you going into labour. Please do not be concerned at the size of it as some of the equipment it contains is quite bulky. I would like to reassure you that the plan is not to use all that the box contains unless we are faced with an emergency situation. However there will also be some essential equipment and items such a your red books and baby notes within it. I am hoping that either ****** (my midwife), or another member of staff, will be bringing the box before the weekend.
We plan to have 3 midwives present at delivery. One will be a community midwife and the other a hospital midwife who has experience of delivering twins. The third will be a Supervisor of Midwives whose role will be to support the midwives looking after you. I hope that you will be able to accommodate everyone!
Please feel free to contact me if you require further information.
With best wishes
***** *******

So my midwife is coming tomorrow for Antenatal and bringing the box!

I feel a mixture of happiness and then crapping myself at the same time, but I know it will be fine :)



  1. Thank you so much for sharing everything on this blog. I am 30 weeks with di/di twins and am myself planning to birth at home. This too is my 4th pregnancy. One birth centre, one miscarriage, one homebirth and now twins. I haven't discussed my decision with specialists, but have had it made clear to me that they don't consider there to be options. I am instead under the care of an independant midwife.
    Despite living in NZ and midwifery care is considered the norm here, but home twinning mummas are impossible to find. It is great to be able to read another mummas experiences.

    Many blessings for a joyous and gentle home birth.

  2. I wish you all the best Nikki! It really is like hitting your head against a brick wall when the 'specialist' has such a narrow view of birth. They have only seen things one way.

    Please keep me updated about your hb! :)