Bristol Home Birth Update

bcblogoFor those of you who live in and around Bristol, this update on the home birth campaign may be of interest to you:


Supporting Home Birth

The Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC), chaired by Pip A’Ness, will be holding a Home Birth Workshop on Monday 15th March from 11am-2pm at the YMCA, Marsden Road, Clevedon, BS21 7NW. This event will be building on the work of the Bristol Health Services Plan’s “Normalising the Birth Experience” workstream set up to deliver the recommendations of the Maternity & Newborn Services Review.  Maternity service providers in Bristol are committed to achieving a 10% home birth rate by 2011 and to this end, we will be seeking ideas from service users as to how this can be achieved.  Please phone 0117 9841562 or email if you wish to attend and comment on how we can encourage and support women and midwives in the promotion of home birth.  Lunch and a crèche are included.


An exciting and challenging target of Bristol’s Maternity Review (2008) is that we must achieve 40% midwife-led birth settings (including home) in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset by next year.  BCB and its Supporters inspired Bristol’s Maternity Review and Cossham Birth Centre so please lend your voice again at this crucial point to make even more happen in the promotion of normal midwife-led birth settings.


Thank you for your continued support.

Pip A’Ness, BCB Supporters Coordinator         & Sue Learner, BCB SG Midwife
West Barns, Home Farm

Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3QF

58, Bellevue Crescent

Bristol BS8 4TF

T. 07816 152507


(NB change of email address. Please update your contacts)

T. 0117 927 6131