One of the biggest challenges modern women face when it comes to preparing for birth in a positive way, is understanding how and why they can and should belief in themselves and their bodies. After being bombarded with a lifetime of negative imagery and stories and an increasingly medicalised environment for birth. The only way this will change is by women witnessing real women giving birth, calmly and positively. This is not something that happens frequently enough in the programs that document birth at present. And where social media does have the capacity to impact the way we consume other people’s birth stories changing the perception of what’s possible for ourselves.
In this TEDx talk I explore how social media and Snapchat in particular are going to help redress the balance, as women get direct access to fear free births, in real time online.