About the Positive Birth Movement

We are a global network of free-to-attend antenatal groups, linked up by social media.

We connect pregnant women together to share stories, expertise and positivity about childbirth. We aim to challenge the epidemic of negativity and fear that surrounds modern birth, and help change birth for the better. We want you to join us as we meet up, link up and shake up birth!

The Positive Birth Movement started as a microscopic little egg and now suddenly we find it’s a strong and healthy five year old – it’s funny how these things go.

What began in 2012 as one small meeting in the living room of writer and campaigner Milli Hill, is now a global network of over 450 ‘real life’ groups, with a massive social media presence too. What began as a grassroots movement is now in the final stages of becoming a charity.

And we just keep on growing. We think this is because we break down the walls that the so-called ‘birth wars’ try to build between women. We don’t hold any one kind of birth up above another. We’re just concerned with every woman getting the best possible birth experience, for her, on that day.

There are over 450 ‘real life’ PBM groups around the world, in 36 different countries. They are completely free to attend and a great place for pregnant women to find information, support and a sense of community.

We have a huge presence on social media too. It’s a great place to ask questions or just read and share information about the latest trends, evidence and thinking in the world of birth. 

 

About the Founder

Milli Hill set up the Positive Birth Movement from her living room in 2012, motivated by both her own birth experiences, and her growing frustration whenever she heard the words, “They didn’t let me” in a birth story. She has since gone on to become a well recognised voice for women in the birth world, writing extensively in the mainstream press (BestDaily, Telegraph, Guardian), and speaking regularly at national and international conferences and events. Her book for pregnant women, The Positive Birth Book, published in Spring 2017, is a bestseller, and her next book will be published in Spring 2020. She has three small children and lives in Somerset.

To email Milli click here or call 077 391 391 15.