Unfortunately we live in a world where there is deep-rooted cultural expectation that birth is something to be feared. And for a variety of reasons birth has been a traumatic experience for many women. Worse still, this birth trauma is considered just part of what we should expect during birth. In fact, women who have a positive birth consider themselves ‘lucky’ and are often reluctant to share their story. For this reason, we don’t usually hear positive birth stories
and that just reinforces the belief that birth is something to fear.
However, the reason we are all involved in Bendigo Positive Birthing is because we have each had positive, awesome, ecstatic, beautiful, empowering births. Yep, these are the words we use. There is nothing ‘lucky’ about that, it’s just the way the birth of your baby is meant to be.