Toggle navigation

#positivebirthmovement2,582 POSTS

Post Content
User Image motherdownunder Posted: Feb 20, 2018 9:56 PM (UTC)

17
1 Normal
Part of giving birth is trusting your body...and if you are going to trust your body, you need to love it!
I think part of the reason we so easily hand over control of our birth is that we are told from a very young age that our bodies aren't good enough...our hair isn't blonde enough, our boobs aren't big enough, our legs aren't long enough.
So when it comes to birth, if we don't go into labour "on time" or if our labour isn't "fast enough" and our caregivers suggest that our bodies need some help, we think that makes sense.  We have been "helping" our bodies with makeup, push up bras, high heels for most of our lives.  We assume that if we can't even do something as simple as look "right" without help of course we aren't going to be able to do something as complex as give birth.
You have a good body!
Love it!
Trust it!
Image via @imcwote.
User Image susannegrant3333 Posted: Feb 20, 2018 7:03 PM (UTC)

10
0 Normal
REMINDER - WE ARE MEETING TOMORROW⠀

More info at https://buff.ly/2EGhESA⠀

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. ⠀

This month's topic: When Birth Does Not Go to Plan⠀

Getting or not getting the birth you really want is a difficult topic to discuss antenatally. At the PBM, we want to empower women and their partners with confidence and positivity! However, it's unfair to give a false impression that just having a good mindset is a guarantee that birth will go your way.⠀

We must also accept that sometimes emergencies happen and even poor outcomes. Also, care is not always optimal, and sometimes women are even treated unkindly or with disrespect (or worse). This topic is a chance to ask the 'what if..?' questions about birth, but please be aware of the need to do this sensitively and with balance.⠀

At all times the focus of discussion must be on choice and we will encourage you to be respectful and non-judgemental of others choices.⠀

*******************************⠀

Join Susanne Grant - Facilitator of the Aberdeen, Scotland group & Regional Coordinator of Scotland - for this online meeting. Susanne is an International Hypnobirthing & Healing coach who specialises in (birth) trauma, PTSD & body issues and has been part of the Positive Birth Movement since 2015. ⠀

Please note; questions can be asked in both English and Dutch.⠀

If you can't be there at the given time, please message Susanne prior and she will make sure to answer your questions during the FB live (anonymously if needed).⠀

#positivebirth #birth #pregnancy #zwanger #zwangerschap #millihill #positiefbevallen #firsttrimester #secondtrimester #thirdtrimester #birthplan #positivebirthmovement
Visiting our gorgeous group class venue @medicinegardencobham and spotted this tree of Nourishment 🌳 ‘I challenge you to invest in your health, wholeness and wellbeing’. I don’t know if there was eve a more perfect tree for Positively Birthing! This is exactly what we’re all about. Hypnobirthing is an investment, a practice, a mindset- if you’re interested in find out more (and visiting this gorgeous venue) we have a few spaces remaining in our FREE taster at 10am on Saturday 24th March (11am sessions is FULLY BOOKED!). Link in bio as usual! ❤️
.
.
.
#positivebirth#positivebirthmovement#kghypnobirthing#hypnobirthing#medicinegarden#cobham#esher#surrey#surreymum#surreymama#freetaster#tryitout#freeclass#pregnancyyoga#pregnancy#surreylife#thamesditton#surbiton
User Image 2lifedoula Posted: Feb 20, 2018 11:00 AM (UTC)
118
4 Normal
Come and join us next Monday for our next Positive Birth meet-up in Brisbane. This is a free meeting for new and expectant parents to get together and talk positively about birth, share stories, create a community and learn from each other ❤️ for more info please go to our Positive Birth Movement Brisbane Facebook page. #positivebirth #positivebirthmovement #brisbane #pregnancy #birth #community #free #childrenwelcome #together #empoweredwomen #birthwithoutfear
User Image motherdownunder Posted: Feb 20, 2018 10:00 AM (UTC)

18
2 Normal
Did everyone see the WHO recommendations for intrapartum care?
“If labour is progressing normally, and the woman and her baby are in good condition, they do not need to receive additional interventions to accelerate labour.
Even when a medical intervention is wanted or needed, the inclusion of women in making decisions about the care they receive is important to ensure that they meet their goal of a positive childbirth experience.”
Yes!
The research is there, the guidelines are there, now we just need these best practice advisories to become standard practice.
And one way that will happen is by birthing women educating themselves and demanding evidence based best practice care!
Image via @jerichoroadclothing.
User Image _warriorwoman Posted: Feb 20, 2018 9:30 AM (UTC)

10
0 Normal
The memories we make when we give birth will be there until the end of our life's. The shadows might get lighter but will stay forever, changing who we are (not only women but also men, in case the accompanied during the birth process)... The gentler the experience the more memorable, the more blooming, the more cheerful. Make your experience one of those that keep you smiling whenever you think back... Whatever your way is, there is always space for little rituals in between... Sometimes it's the tiny little things that can make a difference, a smile, a song, a certain scent, a touch... #birthmatters #shadows #light #gentlebirth #positivebirthmovement #doula #doulawhatyoulove #details #photography #light #shadow #birth #pregnancy #motherhood
Woooop! It’s less than 2 weeks until the BIGGEST and BEST pregnancy and parenting event of the year! And what a fab line up yet again. Media and VIPs who would like tickets drop us a line. 👶🏽💖🤰🏽
#Repost @thebabyshow
・・・
What do these 12 people have in common?? They’re all speaking at @thebabyshow @excellondon from 2-4 March!! 🙌They’ll be expert talks on breastfeeding, sleep, birth, weaning & early learning plus a Q&A with @binkyfelstead and a panel discussion on surviving the early days of parenthood with @papa_pukka @steph_dontbuyherflowers & @vanessa_christie_ibclc - all on @thebabyshow stage with @madeformums! Full timetable on our website - link in bio.
#bestlineupever #speakers #experts #parenting #birth #sleep #pregnancy #breastfeeding #advice #support #infantlearning #positivebirth #positivebirthmovement #madeformums #stage #mums #dads #thebabyshow #pr #event #staturepr #parenting
User Image yogaformodernlife Posted: Feb 19, 2018 11:15 PM (UTC)
16
1 Normal
Gorgeous pregnancy yoga class this evening, feeling the positive energy in the room from all the amazing women present. So special. 😊 It's such an honour and true delight to be part of their pregnancy in a small way, showing them the brilliance of pregnancy yoga and of hypnobirthing too. 😊 This simple but so effective positive affirmation 'I can' is one of my favourites. Your strength and courage is more than enough ladies. You so can.
#lovemyjob #pregnancyyogateacher #hypnobirthingteacher #positivebirth #positivebirthmovement #positiveaffirmations #ican #pregnant #mothertobe #motherhood #sisterhood #bepresent #pregnancyyoga #York
User Image vanessa_christie_ibclc Posted: Feb 19, 2018 9:57 PM (UTC)

34
7 Normal
It's that time again soon! I'll be speaking on Saturday & Sunday but with the added little treat (for me 🤣) of being on the panel too with @papa_pukka and @steph_dontbuyherflowers 😍👌 #repost with @repostapp
・・・
What do these 12 people have in common?? They’re all speaking at @thebabyshow @excellondon from 2-4 March!! 🙌They’ll be expert talks on breastfeeding, sleep, birth, weaning & early learning plus a Q&A with @binkyfelstead and a panel discussion on surviving the early days of parenthood with @papa_pukka @steph_dontbuyherflowers & @vanessa_christie_ibclc - all on @thebabyshow stage with @madeformums! Full timetable on our website - link in bio.
#bestlineupever #speakers #experts #parenting #birth #sleep #pregnancy #breastfeeding #advice #support #infantlearning #positivebirth #positivebirthmovement #madeformums #stage #mums #dads #thebabyshow
User Image motherdownunder Posted: Feb 19, 2018 9:30 PM (UTC)

37
3 Normal
I love this photo of these girls watching their mama labour!  Their faces!
Did you include your children in your birth?  Charlie was there when I had Lydia but he slept through the entire thing!
Image via @indiebirth.
What a wonderful 3 days completing some further KGHypnobirthing training with other likeminded teachers and midwives. Here I am starstruck with Kemi, Nancy and Deborah - such amazing and inspirational ladies empowering women all over the country to have positive, enjoyable births ❤️ #kghypnobirthing #kghypnobirthingteacher #hypnobirthing #positivebirthmovement #birthwithconfidence #birthwithoutfear #relaxation #empoweringwomen #pregnancy #ilovewhatido #preciousbond
What do these 12 people have in common?? They’re all speaking at @thebabyshow @excellondon from 2-4 March!! 🙌They’ll be expert talks on breastfeeding, sleep, birth, weaning & early learning plus a Q&A with @binkyfelstead and a panel discussion on surviving the early days of parenthood with @papa_pukka @steph_dontbuyherflowers & @vanessa_christie_ibclc - all on @thebabyshow stage with @madeformums! Full timetable on our website - link in bio.
#bestlineupever #speakers #experts #parenting #birth #sleep #pregnancy #breastfeeding #advice #support #infantlearning #positivebirth #positivebirthmovement #madeformums #stage #mums #dads #thebabyshow
User Image sw_slimatron Posted: Feb 19, 2018 7:07 PM (UTC)

33
1 Normal
Pregnancy yoga tonight 🤰🏻🧘🏻‍♀️ @lavidayogauk 💞 I am loving my yoga classes, it really has helped relax me during my pregnancy and I know all the breathing techniques and optimal positions I’m learning will come in good use during labour. It also goes hand in hand with hypnobirthing. I can’t recommend it highly enough 🙏 #pregnancyyoga #prenatalyoga #mindfulness #alliswell #bodymagic #hypnobirthing #positivebirthmovement #positivethinking #calm #confident #thewisehippo #slimmingworldpregnancy #goldenthread
User Image littleleapling Posted: Feb 19, 2018 6:11 PM (UTC)

34
0 Normal
#Repost @beautifybirth (@get_repost)
・・・
That first moment of relief!
I did It!
He's safe!
Could she be more stunning? 😍😍😍
Max cried immediately, but calmed down quickly and has been quite the mellow guy ever since. 💕

Don't forget to follow @beautifybirth for more beautiful birth captures!

#beautifybirth #birthisbeautiful #babiesofinstagram #manhattanksphotographer #maxhogan #erbirth #birthphotography #birthbecomesher #birthphotogs #thebirthhour #maxhogan #erbirth #empoweredbirthproject #birthwithoutfear #positivebirthmovement #improvingbirth #thebirthhour #bfmamatalk #4thtribodies #instababy
User Image littleleapling Posted: Feb 19, 2018 6:09 PM (UTC)

39
0 Normal
#Repost @beautifybirth (@get_repost)
・・・
As a birth photographer, I've had this awesome front row seat to amazing progress in the local hospitals toward more mother-friendly care. The nurses who responded recognized that this was not an emergency and, while making sure mom and baby were safe and healthy, encouraged immediate bonding. Daddy even got to cut the cord!
Well done, team!

@beautifybirth
#beautifybirth #thebirthhour #positivebirthmovement #improvingbirth #birthbecomesher #birthphotogs #manhattanksphotographer #maxhogan #erbirth #birthwithoutfear #scarymommy #bfmamatalk #4thtribodies #instababy #empoweredbirthproject #birthisbeautiful #babiesofinstagram #parentwithoutfear
User Image littleleapling Posted: Feb 19, 2018 6:06 PM (UTC)

72
0 Normal
#Repost @beautifybirth (@get_repost)
・・・
He's here!
Max Hogan was born 3:38am on July 24, 2017. This was approximately 25 minutes after Jes' water broke...and they live a 20 minute drive from the hospital.
Travis did not want to have to deliver his son and was pretty determined to get to the hospital. He ended up doing both! Nice work, Daddy!
He seemed calm and excited throughout. The love between Jes and Travis was felt by everyone in the room...erm...hallway. 😁

@beautifybirth
#beautifybirth #thebirthhour #maxhogan #erbirth #birthbecomesher #birthphotography #birthphotogs #babybump #babylovessleep #birthisbeautiful #babiesofinstagram #manhattanksphotographer #positivebirthmovement #parentwithoutfear #stopcensoringmotherhood #empoweredbirthproject #dontforgetdads #badassbreastfeeder #birthwithoutfear #scarymommy #bfmamatalk #4thtribodies #instababy
User Image chelseapersonaltraining Posted: Feb 19, 2018 1:40 PM (UTC)

11
0 Normal
So excited to announce that Midwife, Ally from Chelsea and Westminster will be attending the Positive Birth Movement Putney meeting on Wednesday 21st February at 9am. The topic of discussion will be “When Birth does not go to Plan”. Any new mothers or experienced mothers, their babies, children, husband, partner, midwife, obstetrician, health care providers and friends are welcome to share their stories on this sensitive subject. #positivebirthmovement #positivebirth #birthplansareimportant. Birth plans are important because they become your solid and written voice to let those who are supporting you in labour know what you would like to happen no matter what happens.
What does dilation mean in #pregnancy? Dilatation means that the cervix open. As labour nears, the cervix may start to thin or stretch (efface) and open (dilate). This process also helps move the baby into position to be #born. Getting from 0 to 10 is the first stage of labour and when you reach 10, and you're fully dilated the second stage (pushing) begins. .
.
.
#kghypnobirthing #hypnobirthing #mumtobe #pregnancy #positivebirthmovement #malta #antenatal

Hashtags found on this page