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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury Claim in West Somerset


    Why is a home birth better for you and when can you make an injury claim

    For the majority of births, women will choose to give birth in a hospital, surrounded by doctors and in a place where they can be rushed into surgery should they need to be. Many women feel much safer being in a hospital just because there is more medical support close at hand.

    However, for first time mothers, and those who have had bad experiences in a hospital, there is another option to look into that can make you feel far more safe and secure, and mean that you don’t even need to rush to the hospital. Home births are more and more common, and with a midwife that you have already met you will be able to give birth to your child in a place where you feel safest and most at ease.

    • You feel safer. In your home you are surrounded by the things that you have seen every day throughout your pregnancy, which makes the whole experience feel safer and more comfortable for you. You can choose to give birth on your own bed, with all of your own items around you, so that there is a less clinical environment around you.
    • You will work with your own midwife. Usually you will see the same midwife throughout your pregnancy if you are choosing a home birth, so you can build up a rapport with this person and then it will just be the two of you during your labour, without other staff moving around in and out of the room.
    • It can feel more private. As mentioned before, with all of the other staff popping in and out in a hospital, you may feel that you are a little bit on display. If you are in your own house then it is just you, your midwife and your birthing partners.
    • You don’t have to go anywhere. After you have given birth, as long as everything is ok with you and the baby, you will just be able to start your new life with your newborn right away.

    Making an injury claim in West Somerset

    Making an injury claim in West Somerset isn’t for everyone, and you might feel that you are at risk of causing yourself far more stress and worry by going through this process than if you didn’t. However, if someone has caused you a serious injury, in or out of the hospital, you should think about making an injury claim in West Somerset for your own mental health, as well as your financial health.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to get started with your injury claim in West Somerset and find out more about the process so that it is easier for you.

    Date Published: 30th October 2014

    Author: David Brown

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