PARENTS and their children came together to celebrate a second successful year for the home birth team at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

The small team of specialist midwives managed more than 120 births last year, which is more than the national average.

Providing a 24/7 service, women in the area are supported to give birth to their baby in a venue of their choice.

Gill Valentine, director of Midwifery, said: “I am incredibly proud of this achievement by the team, and am hugely appreciative of how they have worked so hard to make it the success it is today.

"It’s also wonderful to see so many people back here to help us celebrate and I hope we can spread the word and let other mums know about this brilliant service.”