A positive birth experience is not reliant upon location, nor whether you birthed your baby with or without intervention, a natural physiological birth or through caesarean. Each woman is different, each woman will have a different picture of what she believes is a positive birth, and sometimes nature throws a wild card and we have to make the experience as positive as possible. If each woman has the opportunity to choose where she births, how she births, and with whom supports her, each woman is already on the path to a positive birthing experience.
This journey begins in pregnancy when a woman surrounds herself with positive women and birth journeys, she approaches her birth with an open mind, finding different sources of information, questioning uncertainty, and enhancing her knowledge base to make informed decisions.
What is a positive birth? A positive birth is a woman feeling empowered by her birthing experience, a sense of pride and achievement. She feels content within herself that she has given her baby the birth and beginning in life that complements the pregnancy journey she has passed and inspires the parenting journey she begins.
This is where Bendigo Positive Birthing began, a belief that each woman deserves and is entitled to a positive birthing experience. We want to motivate and inspire women (and their families) to experience a positive pregnancy, birthing and early parenting journey. Through our information evenings, local knowledge base, and resources within the community we hope to inspire a positive birthing culture within the Greater Bendigo Community.