There is a movement starting and you can be a part of it.
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 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.
What is a Positive Birth Group?
Positive Birth Groups listed on this site are all FREE to access, and POSITIVE about birth.
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!
Some are run by birth professionals such as Doula’s, Midwives, or Childbirth teachers. Others are facilitated by women who are simply passionate about birth as a positive experience.
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.
To find out more specific details about our group, please contact Dr. Nancy.
Ottawa – Ontario – Positive Birth Ottawa
This group is open to moms and dads looking for positive information about birth and an opportunity to connect with and gain support from other like-minded parents.
We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Marketplace Family Chiropractic Centre, 80 Marketplace Avenue, Unit J2 Barrhaven.
2013 Meeting dates: January 23; February 27; March 27; April 24; May 22; June 26; July 24; August 28; September 25; October 23;November 27.
Facilitator: Nancy Salgueiro
“Women have been successfully birthing babies since the beginning of time and I believe YOU can do it to. I have had three incredibly wonderful natural home birth experiences in 2006, 2009, and 2011. I have supported many women through pregnancy and birth. I have seen how information, support, and belief in yourself, your baby, and birth can transform women, families, and lives forever.”
“For me an empowered birth is one where I am the one who makes the decisions for me and my baby. Where I am in an environment of love, support, and respect for the power within my body to successfully birth my baby. Where I can be free to express anything I need to express; sound, movement, fear, love, ecstasy in a place that my expression will not lead to interference from the outside. I believe women have the ability to create an empowering birth experience regardless of if the birth outcome is natural, medicated, or surgical. When women are making the decisions for their bodies and their babies out of education, faith, belief and confidence in themselves and not out of fear or manipulation they will be empowered. I believe in the human body, in it’s power, and in birth’s ability to transform a person, woman, wife, and mother.”