Positive Birth Movement Group
First Friday of every month in Larchmont, NY
What is a Positive Birth Group?
A Positive Birth Group is FREE to access, and POSITIVE about birth. This group meets monthly in a private home setting, and is open to ALL pregnant women - regardless of their background, experience, or choices - to come together and share thoughts, feelings, and insight about childbirth. There will be tea and cake!
Facilitated by Doula Joyce. Joyce started her journey as a Doula when she left her daytime job work for diplomats, but her passion for pregnacy and birth started when she was a little girl growing up in Africa.
Want to know... what a Doula (doo-lah) is and what she can do for you? The difference between a midwife and an OB/GYN? What choices you can make to ensure the best birth? After all, giving birth to your baby is even more important that planning your wedding! Joyce will be able to answer your questions and/or give you referrals.
Positive Birth Group aims to be a helpful part of your pregnancy; a warm and welcoming place to hear your stories and ideas, to consider what you really want from your childbirth experience, and to challenge any fears or negative expectations you might have.
More about the Positive Birth Movement
We are a grass roots movement, spreading positivity about childbirth via a global network of free Positive Birth groups, linked up by social media. Visit their website! Also, check out the Hudson Valley Birth Network.
What we believe
We think positive birth means a birth in which a woman has freedom of choice, access to accurate information and feels she is in control, powerful and respected. A birth that she approaches, perhaps with some trepidation, but without fear or dread, and that she 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. 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.