Life as a Doula, Journey of a Woman

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Positive Birth meeting and a busy one tomorrow

Despite the most torrential rainstorm outside, nine of us gathered in Proper Cycling and Coffee for our July Positive Birth Movement meeting.

If you haven't heard of the Positive Birth Movement, check them out here   Its really exciting to be part of a global movement of local gatherings of women to share birth stories and discuss topics around birth in a positive way.

We welcome pregnant mums, new mums, old mums (!) birth workers, families, midwives, obstetricians, anyone who has an interest in encouraging the positive around birth.

We want women to be where they want to be, empowered and enriched, with memories that are warm and proud.  We want their choices to be informed by reality and not fear.
Talking of which, 'fear' was our subject of the month, and it provided plenty of talking points for us all.  I'll be writing a blog post on the Mid Sussex PBM page which I will link in here, which will have a bit more detail.

I won't be doing that tonight though, I'm going straight to bed after my bath, maybe do a bit of crochet, but aiming to get an early night as tomorrow I start training to do the 11 o'clock stop breastfeeding support on the post natal ward of my local hospital.  This is something I've wanted to do right from the beginning of my breastfeeding peer support days three years ago, but the opportunity has only just presented itself, and I will admit to be very excited at the prospect of this!

Of course I will report back and let you know how it goes!  Better go and get my nail polish off now!!
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