Positive Birthing and Beyond is a charity which was founded in 2017 by two local mums who have both experienced different births across the city. We joined as a board in early 2017 where three other local mums joined and brought their experiences too. Amongst the current volunteers and trustees we have birthed 21 babies across the city. Our aim is to listen to women and support them with their choices for birthing their babies. Our services are free and are available to women in Birmingham and Solihull who are expecting a baby.
Racheal, Sara, Precious, Angela, Katy, Sarah and Naomi.
Kathryn Guttridge – Patron of Positive Birthing and Beyond, Royal College of Midwives President and Clinical Consultant Lead for low risk care.
Kathryn is an established Consultant Midwife with a long history of clinical care in the NHS. She has worked in many diverse settings including neonatal services and community midwifery care. She has recently retired as Consultant Midwife and Clinical Lead for Low Risk Women at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS trust.
Passionate about women’s issues and particularly in relation to childbearing, Kathryn has a reputation for representing women’s psychological and mental wellbeing during this vulnerable stage of their lives. Further to this Kathryn founded Sanctum Midwives; an organisation that educates, represents and challenges stigma around sexual abuse and its impact during motherhood. We are so grateful to have such an inspirational woman onboard and one who is keen to hear women’s voices within their care.