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Our last Positive Birth Group meeting was great!

I truly appreciate expectant parents who are actively creating the best start to life for their babies.  It is such a pleasure spending time with such empowered families.

For those who were not present, the theme of the meeting was ‘Place of Birth’.  We discussed home birth and allowed the conversation to lead us.  We touched on the space of birth beyond actual location, are kids, mothers (grandmothers to-be), or pets going to be around.  We also discussed water birth and tubs, GTT testing, GBS testing (how to get a negative test), and also what to expect if you do need to transfer from home to hospital.

We discussed Cesarean birth and some of the choices that you may still have, even if your birth is not playing out as planned.

Here is a link I promised to the video we discussed about Family-Centered Cesarean.  http://yourbirthcoach.com/2013/03/29/the-natural-cesarean-a-woman-centred-technique/

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Next Positive Birth Group Meeting is Feb 27 at 7pm

childbirth courses, maternity classes, positive birth

Our last Positive Birth Group meeting went well. January’s theme was images of birth. Our discussion centred around how media has created our visual images of birth and how we can change that images we hold in our mind by watching videos of good births.  We also shared some of our favorite birth videos including my life birth footage and some of my inspirations.

The next Positive Birth Movement Meeting is coming up Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm.

The theme for this month is ‘Language of Birth’.

childbirth courses, maternity classesDo the words we use around birth and do they matter? What are the words? How do they make you feel?  Is it a ‘contraction’, a ‘surge’, or a ‘rush’? Is a baby ‘delivered’ ‘caught’ or something else? Is labour ‘painful’, or ‘powerful’? What words do people associate with birth and are these helpful or unhelpful?

We will start with our theme and will also discuss anything that comes up for those pregnant mamas and papas who attend. Continue reading