About the group
Are you expecting a baby and thinking about where to give birth? The NCT Homebirth Group offers peer support for expectant parents who are considering having their baby within the comfort of their own home. Talking to other people who have given birth at home can help you boost your confidence and provide you with information and support.
Our homebirth group is co-ordinated by Sarah McArdell, local NCT teacher and mum to four – three of whom were born at home. Sarah feels passionate about women’s choices surrounding birth and the meetings offer expectant mothers and their partners chance to meet in an informal atmosphere, share concerns and get factual information as well as hear first hand experiences. You can talk through practicalities as well as ask as many questions as you like.
During a session we aim to include: a birth story; general questions and answers; practicalities; how to work through labour and birth at home; the role of partners and birth supporters including birth companions, doulas and midwives; as well as time to get to know each other.
Where and when?
For more information on up to date meetings please visit our Facebook group: NCT Surrey and Sussex Homebirth Support Group
Meetings are held on the last Friday of the month at 7:00pm in Redhill. Locations will vary so please contact Sarah or the Facebook Group events. Everyone is welcome – couples, mums, partners, birth companions – whether this is your first or your fourth baby! We support members from Redhill, Reigate and Horley area and you do not need to be a member of the NCT to come along. There is no charge for entry; however a voluntary donation would be gratefully received on the night.
For more information, or to register your interest in coming along, please email Sarah.