What is a positive birth?
“A positive birth means a birth in which a woman feels she has freedom of choice, access to accurate information, and that she is in control, powerful and respected. A birth that she approaches, perhaps with some trepidation, but without fear or dread, and that she then goes on to enjoy, and later remember with warmth and pride.
A positive birth does not have to be ‘natural’ or ‘drug free’ – it simply has to be informed from a place of positivity as opposed to fear. The Positive Birth Movement is woman-centred and as such respects a woman’s human right to choose where and how she has her baby.
You can birth with positivity in hospital or at home, with or without medical intervention. You can have a positive caesarian, or a positive home water birth. Positive Birth is about approaching birth realistically, having genuine choice, and feeling empowered by your experience.
The Positive Birth Movement believes that communication is the key to shaking up birth. By coming together, in real life and online, and sharing experiences, feelings, knowledge and wisdom, women can take back childbirth” (www.positivebirthmovement.org).
The Positive Birth Movement South Oxfordshire is a monthly meeting for women to come together and share positive stories, experiences and emotions. The group is open to all women, whether you are expecting your first or fifth baby, are new into motherhood, or work in a role that supports women (doulas, midwives, breastfeeding supporters, etc).
The group will be facilitated by Kristal Rees, a mother and a doula.
We will meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 8pm at Kristal’s home near Wantage.
Please contact for directions, or if you have any questions about the group. My phone number is 07507 649998.