Positive Birth Movement Group
Join our monthly coffee group Coming together in real life, sharing experiences, feelings, knowledge and wisdom on POSITIVE BIRTH.
WHAT IS A POSITIVE BIRTH?
The International 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.
A positive birth means:
Women are where they want to be
Choices are informed by reality not fear
Women are listened to and treated with respect and dignity
Mothers are empowered and enriched
Memories are warm and proud
This international Movement exists because, at a global level, many women are not currently having a positive birth.
We hold the birth experience to be of fundamental importance, to mothers, to fathers, to babies, to families and to society.
The movement aims to change birth for the better.
The movement aims to:
Challenge the culture of negativity and fear that exists around birth
Share positive birth experience
Share information about choices and rights in childbirth
Encourage women to raise their expectations of childbirth
Empower women to approach birth differently.
WHAT IS A POSITIVE BIRTH GROUP?
A Positive Birth Group is a place for ALL women - regardless of their background, experience or choices - to come together and share experiences, thoughts, feelings and insight about childbirth over a cup of coffee/tea.
Unlike traditional 'antenatal classes', in Positive Birth Movement groups, women listen to each other, rather than to a teacher. There is usually a 'theme' for discussion, such as 'Place of Birth', 'Birth Plans', or 'Hopes and Fears'. Groups usually start with some introductions from the Facilitator, but after that, it's over to the group to talk and share and learn from each other.
Positive Birth Movement 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.
Anybody interested in hearing or sharing positive birth experiences and/or supporting the Positive Birth Movement:
e.g. parents/parents-to-be, maternity & parenting professionals etc.
Partners are welcome too of course.
Monthly Wed afternoons
Time: 2:15pm - 3:45pm
6 Feb, 13 Mar, 10 Apr, 8 May
5 Jun, 10 Jul, 4 Sep, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec
5 Feb, 4 mar, 1 apr, 6 may, 10 jun, 1jul, 2 sep, 7 oct, 11 nov, 2 dec
Come along and bring a friend!
More about the Facilitator:
Originally from South Africa and in Luxembourg since 2009, Marise Hyman is a mama of 2 daughters born here in the Grand Duchy that swapped her 17 year corporate career to follow her passion in supporting parents through their Transition Into Parenthood.
She is an IMPI Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Practitioner, Happiest Baby on the Block Educator, IMPI Perinatal/Maternity Coach/Educator, “Becoming Us” Facilitator, Birth Advocate, "Dancing for Birth" Instructor, Holistic Childbirth Educator, "Birth into Being" Facilitator-in-training and founder of Luxmama.
Through heart-centred coaching and education via Marise Hyman Maternity Coaching, she enjoys working holistically with couples worldwide in preconception, pregnancy, birth and beyond towards an empowering + feel-good journey welcoming each new baby into the world.