Positive Birth Information

Information

Below, please find a variety of local, national and international voluntary and charity resources to guide your positive birth journey.

AIMS Ireland

Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services, Ireland.

"AIMS Ireland is a consumer-led voluntary organisation that was formed in early 2007 by women, following their own experiences in the Irish maternity system...Our mission is to inform the public on models of care, birth practices and settings, which are supported by evidence-based research and international best practices, and to identify areas of excellence within the Irish Maternity System and to advocate for their extension. Our mission is also to speak on behalf of the service user experience in Ireland as to where evidence based practices are lacking, as to where care is unsafe and as to where new investment and services are needed. We also campaign for recognition of maternal autonomy and issues surrounding informed choice and informed refusal for women in all aspects of the maternity services."
(source:www.aimsireland.ie)

Nurture

Saving Women's Lives

The Nurture charity offers affordable, accessible, professional support, with a 'No-Wait-List' policy for women and their partners. It covers Co. Donegal. Call 01 8430930 or email info@nurturecharity.org
www.nurturecharity.org

The Doula Association of Ireland

"The aim of the doula is to provide gentle and caring support, information and companionship to birthing mothers and their families during the pregnancy, labour, birthing and postpartum processes. Some doulas specialise in providing assistance during pregnancy and birth, others work in the postpartum period to assist new mothers, and some do a combination of both. Whatever your circumstances or birth wishes, your doula is with you every step of the way providing continuous support and encouragement, assisting you to have the very best birth possible."

(source: www.doula.ie)


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The Positive Birth Movement

A global network of free to attend antenatal discussion groups. A PBM group is coming soon to Co. Donegal! 

"The Positive Birth Movement believes that every woman deserves a positive birth. ...A positive birth means a birth in which a woman feels she has freedom of choice, access to accurate information, and that she is in control, powerful and respected. A birth that she approaches, perhaps with some trepidation, but without fear or dread, and that she then 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. The Positive Birth Movement is woman-centred and as such respects a woman's human right to choose where and how she has her baby.
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."
(source:www.positivebirthmovement.org )

La Leche League of Ireland

Breastfeeding help and information.

"Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother."

(source:www.lalecheleagueireland.com)