We originally had a movie screening of the Big Stretch followed by a brain storm of ideas for future meetings. A LOT has happened over the last 120 or so Fridays/Wednesdays. We’ve talked about natural birth remedies, practiced breath awareness, made birth art, danced, done yoga and had guest speakers come share their knowledge. Then over the last year the “beyond” part of Birth and Beyond came into fruition and we’ve had regular mums n bubs groups. The babies have played whilst the mums have had cups of tea and talked about many things including; nappies and sleep (or lack thereof)!
Birth and Beyond is a unique community building and we are lucky to have this divine meeting space. Building a sense of community is not always easy. But in Nimbin, when such beautiful places exist, it’s a good place to start! Our library has expanded to include pregnancy, birth and parenting books and the birth pools continue to be loaned out. Really, it’s amazing and I’m glad to be a part of it all.
I love seeing the bellies blossom, women come into their power and the strong bonds form between mother and baby and then woman to woman (and baby to baby!).