After the success of our inaugural homebirth conference last year we will be doing it all over again this year! So save the date: Saturday 8th October 2016! More details to follow soon!
Our ‘Why Birth at Home?’ poster was a huge hit on Twitter last week . We’ve now produced a generic version for anyone to download, share, print and use as they see fit. We really hope the poster will be seen on the walls of maternity units, GP surgeries and Children’s Centres around the country by expectant parents and inspire them to consider homebirth.
We’ve included a space on the bottom right of the poster to add relevant local homebirth information. The poster uses the Google open source font Source Sans Pro.
Download ‘Why Birth at Home?’ poster 18.8MB PDF
If printing on a lithographic printing press then please note that colours are processed, not spot, so should separate to CMYK. It’s strongly recommended you do a pre-flight check for colour separation etc.
Kati’s home water birth was featured in ‘Childbirth: All or Nothing’ on BBC1 last Tuesday. Here she talks to us about the response she’s received from people all over the country and what she plans to do next to help bring normal birth back to the forefront of womens’ consciousness.
“I have been overwhelmed by the response and feedback. It seems that the importance of mental preparation and planning wasn’t lost on the placenta smoothie sensation!”
“I did lots of preparation for my birth to ensure I maximised my chances of things going well. I have a PDF that explains all the preparations I did. I researched a lot in journals, books and forums and I am happy for all birthing mamas to read it.”
Download Birth Top Tips from the ‘Birth You In Love’ project (Revised) 629k PDF
“I would love to be able to get the ideas contained in this PDF made into a series of bitesize films that I will put for free on YouTube. I think this will be the most accessible way to get the message out to show what I did and help other birthing mamas be more prepared.”
“But I need the money to get it professionally edited and so, I have created a Crowdfunding project on Indiegogo to do this. I need to get the home birth community behind me in order for this to happen.”
“I have footage of both my births. The facebook page ‘Birth You In Love’ Project explains why. By showing the footage of my first birth, I hope to be able to empower first time mums too.”
“Please help support the ‘Birth You In Love’ Indiegogo campaign by donating and sharing.”
“If anybody would like to be entered into a prize draw to win my beloved Oscha Braid Norse Wrap size 5, please Like the Facebook page and comment why ‘The Birth You In Love Project’ is a good idea! I will choose one lucky winner at random. I love my wrap but I want this project to happen more!”
Please sign and share our petition to get One to One Midwives commissioned in Greater Manchester.
We had a really inspiring homebirth meeting this afternoon with some awesome women. Today we were discussing the future of the group and how we hope to expand our reach to support parents-to-be across more areas of Greater Manchester. This group has always been based around Stockport and we are planning to add meetings in Oldham and Bolton. We’ve also got some exciting promotional material in the pipe line which we hope will open more peoples’ eyes to the wonderful childbirth experience that is homebirth. Watch this space!