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.
Positive Birthing and Beyond is committed to the promotion of equal and inclusive opportunities within our charity including the provision of services and employment of staff. We aim to do this by ensuring our services are open and accessible to all, sharing this policy and proving education for all individuals working for the charity, education in non-discriminatory selection techniques when recruiting staff or volunteers and ensuring adequate resources are available to fulfil this policy. We will not tolerate discriminatory behaviour and all complaints will be investigated thoroughly and action taken where appropriate.
We value your personal information and we make every effort to keep it safe. We will never pass your personal information onto anyone else without your consent. Depending on what service you access this will be discussed with you in more detail.
Positive Birthing and Beyond is a charity that works to support women through their pregnancy. We believe that every individual who accesses our services should be treated with dignity and respect, have their choice respected and not be forced to do anything against their will. Positive Birthing and Beyond is committed to safeguarding all vulnerable adults and children coming into contact with the charity, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or beliefs.