Positive Birth Movement

Reading Positive Birth group is part of the global Positive Birth Movement.

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 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.

Please visit the PBM website for more information.


Positive Birth Meeting @The Family Village

It is an informal space for pregnant women to find out information about birth choices and for mums to have a space to talk about their birth experience. You do not necessarily have had a ‘positive birth’ to attend – your birth might have been very different from how you had planned.

Group Information

Venue:

Rose Garden Early Years Centre

5 Christchurch Gardens

Reading RG2 7AH

Meetings: 4th Monday of the month 10:00 – 12:00


If you are a local parent you may want to join our closed Facebook group for discussions and group updates.