The Norwich Birth Group began in 2002 with Rachel Graveling (a doula) and Shawn Walker, providing support and information for women and their partners, according to the needs and interests of those attending. The bi-weekly meetings are held in Chedgrave, south of Norwich along the A146. The meetings are facilitated by Rachel, who can be contacted on 01508 520414.
At the Birth Group, we passionately believe that taking personal responsibility and developing trusting relationships enhance the safety and experience of childbirth.
We expect that under normal circumstances, you will attend with your partner or other supporter who will be at your birth. Please respect each participant’s right to confidentiality within the group. Our purpose is to offer you information, gleaned from our experience and study of publicly available research and literature. Although Shawn or other midwives sometimes attend, the purpose of the group is not to offer clinical advice. We aim to support you to make informed decisions about your care and that of your baby, so that your birth is as safe and satisfying as possible. We offer a lending library which you are welcome and encouraged to use. Many participants find it helpful to take notes, and we recommend that you bring a notepad and pen.
For more information, contact Rachel Graveling on 01508 520 414.