Navigating pregnancy as a LGBT+ person

News Desk
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Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 11:08pm

Parenting Brand of the Year 2022 'The Positive Birth Company' has today released a free workshop 'Navigating pregnancy as a LGBT+ person’.

The free workshop is hosted by Laura-Rose, Founder of LGBT Mummies, an organisation that provides education, training and consultancy to establishments including the NHS to help better support the LGBT+ community through healthcare, workplace and society.

In the workshop, Laura-Rose provides practical guidance for expectant LGBT+ parents, helping you to feel more confident and empowered as you navigate pregnancy. Walking you through everything from attending your first doctor's appointment, to how to deal with discrimination if it arises.

Host Laura-Rose states, "We want to prepare and give you the tools to support yourself, ensuring nothing takes you by surprise."

It also includes an insightful case study from trans Dad of two Freddy McConnell. Freddy shares his experiences of pregnancy and birth here in the UK and as well as his tips and advice for other sea horse Dads.

Freddy shares his experience of two pregnancies over the last four years. He says "Since my first pregnancy in 2018 and now, things have changed a lot and things are clearly moving in the right direction. I think that’s most visible in the NHS itself, now there are resources on the NHS website. It’s far from perfect but things are definitely moving in the right direction and there is absolutely a path to family and parenthood that is available to you and me"

The Positive Birth Company is committed to creating digital resources and education for all parents.

Siobhan Miller, Founder of The Positive Birth Company, says,“PBC is on a mission to make birth education more accessible for all, because we believe everyone deserves equal access to the knowledge, tools and support for the best pregnancy/ birth possible. It is our responsibility to use our platform to actively promote inclusion and equality. We are committed to representingLGBTQIA+ parents and to increase visibility for all. And not just for Pride month - all year round."

The new workshop is available for everyone to access on YouTube for free.

The new workshop is also included in the company’s online course 'The Pregnancy Pack', a digital pregnancy manual for the 21st century. The Pregnancy Pack offers on- demand, expert guidance to help parents navigate the next nine months in an informed, confident and empowered way.

View The Pregnancy Pack here.

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