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What is the Positive Birth Movement?

The Positive Birth Movement is a grass roots movement, spreading positivity about childbirth via a global network of free Positive Birth groups, linked up by social media.

What is 'Positive Birth'?

The Positive Birth Movement believes that every woman deserves a positive birth. But what does this mean?

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 women-centred and as such respects a woman's 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 caesarean, or a positive home water birth. Positive Birth is about approaching birth realistically, having genuine choice, and feeling empowered by your experience.

Where can I find out more information about local meetings?

You can find details of your nearest group on the Positive Birth Movement website www.positivebirthmovement.org

Kate runs her local group, Positive Birth Movement Sutton which meets once a month. You can find out more information via the facebook page or email [email protected]. Or you can sign up to the mailing list to be kept up-to-date about meetings and local PBM activities.


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