The Positive Birth Movement - North Auckland
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 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 caesarean, 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.
What is a Positive Birth Group?
They are a place for ALL pregnant women - regardless of their background, experience or choices - to come together and share experiences, thoughts, feelings and insight about childbirth. There is often also tea and cake!
Positive Birth Groups aim to be a helpful part of your pregnancy; a warm and welcoming place to hear stories and ideas, to consider what you really want from your childbirth experience, and to challenge any fears or negative expectations you might have.
Positive Birth Groups aim to complement your existing ante-natal input and they do not seek to replace medical advice. Before taking any action based on information you have received in a Positive Birth group, please speak to your Health Care Professional.
Where & When?
North Auckland Positive Birth Group meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month commencing November 20th 2014.
Venue: East Coast Bays Community Centre (Sherwood Room), 2 Glen Road, Browns Bay. If you would like to attend please book here
It is FREE to attend these meetings, however a gold coin donation would be appreciated to cover the cost of refreshments and room hire.
20th November 2014 - MicroBirth Movie Showing & discussion group book here.
19th February 2015 - HypnoBirthing® - What is it all about?
19th March 2015 - tbc
16th April 2015 - tbc
21st May 2015 - tbc
18th June 2015 - tbc