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The Visual Birth Plan from the Positive Birth Book

If you've already seen the beautiful positions for labour artwork by the amazing Kate Evans that feature in the Positive Birth Book, you'll be pleased to know that our collaboration goes much further!



I've been in love with Kate's art and imaginative flair ever since I read her amazing book Bump, so I nearly passed out with excitement when publishers Pinter and Martin agreed to commission her not just to do these amazing illustrations, but to collaborate with me on a much bigger part of the book - the Visual Birth Plan, or VBP.

I've loved the idea of a Visual Birth Plan ever since I saw birth plans made from little icons floating around on social media a couple of years ago. These little icons are pretty simple and basic, wouldn't it be better if the icons were more suited to every birth choice, and more beautiful, I thought?!

I know there are arguments to be made about birth plans 'per se', and I'm not going to go into those here - suffice to say, I t…

What's going to be in The Positive Birth Book?!

Did I mention I wrote a book?!

Yup. A whole flipping book.

I'm not going to lie to you, it wasn't easy. My partner, my mum, and Bing bunny all helped a lot.

People sometimes say, "I don't know how you did it!"

Well here's the answer. Like this:


As you can see, I had not spent very long on my 'look' that day.

Nor had I apparently had time to finish plastering my fireplace.

But never mind all that! What's in the Book?

I thought, as we are now in PUBLICATION MONTH!! That I would share with you the ACTUAL CONTENTS PAGES OF THE BOOK.

It will give you a much better idea of what you're going to get and why it took around three years of my life and an intimacy with the voiceover skills of Mark Rylance to write it.

Here you go! *drum roll*








Thank you patient partner, thank you patient babysitting mother, thank you patient three year old, thank you Mark and Bing.

I could not have done it without you!

More on this blog over the coming days as we countdow…