A positive birth experience happens when a woman is feeling safe, listened to, she understands what’s going on around her, she is clear about the choices available and feels supported in the decisions she makes. When the birth is over, she can look back with no regrets. It is not about the actual choices made on the day, or the type of birth she had. Most important is that she felt informed, safe and prepared for the birth of her baby.
There isn’t a ‘right’ way to give birth. Everyone’s situation will be different… each woman brings to the birth of her child an individual set of circumstances. Her options might be different to those women around her, and that is perfectly OK.
For women whose pregnancies carry a higher level of risk such as having had a previous caesarean, or being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, there is usually more to consider.
Our online antenatal programs are all about helping women with higher risk pregnancies feel safe, informed and most of all prepared for the birth of their beautiful newborn.