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The Positive Birth Book Visual Birth Plan (free download)

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The Positive Birth Book Visual Birth Plan (free download)

Here you can download the visual birth plan icons used in The Positive Birth Book for free to create your own visual birth plan. 

For more details on how to create your own VBP, see chapter 6 in The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill. Please note that the icons are for your private use only and may not be shared, sold or reproduced without written permission from Pinter & Martin.

We are in the process of developing an app and a pack of cards if demand is high enough. Please send a quick email to to let us know of your interest, or to give us any feedback on the visual birth plan.

Just add the VBP to your basket and check out. You will be sent a link to download your files immediately.

The file contains:

  • A PDF with all the icons for you to cut out.
  • A zip file with all 98 icons individually as jpg files, which you can drop into Word documents, etc.

Please note that these are available for free worldwide - however we only ship books to the UK, so if you are outside the UK please do not add anything else to your basket. To get The Positive Birth Book or any other Pinter & Martin books with free shipping outside the UK, we recommend Wordery

The VBP icons are illustrated by Kate Evans.

We very much hope you find the icons and The Positive Birth Book useful.

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  • 5
    Great resource

    Posted by Christina Chambers on 16th Aug 2018

    This was so helpful and supported me in completing my plan. Was a bit tricky to print at times using a MAC so had to complete on a PC. Excellent resource!

  • 1
    Never received the book download

    Posted by Kelly Jenkins-Hill on 9th Aug 2018

    I ordered a download to support my book Positive Birthing Book but I never received it via my email. I have searched my inbox and my junk box but it never appeared. I know my email was correct otherwise I would have never received this review email. Very disappointed

  • 5
    Margarita Kyrou

    Posted by Margarita Kyrou on 31st Jul 2018

    a very helpful and smart guide to help compile a birth plan

  • 5
    Birth plan symbols

    Posted by Cat Nelson on 31st Jul 2018

    I came across these in the positive birth book and my birth plan is now much more easily understandable at a glance. I think professionals are more likely to pay attention to our requirements with a birth plan using these. The download is easy to download and easy to copy and paste into a word document.

  • 5
    Visually effective, no fuss birth plan

    Posted by Claire Wiggin on 26th Jul 2018

    I downloaded these and was able to display all my wishes for my labour in a clear concise manner that will be easy for the midwifes to review when the time comes. very happy with these.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jul 2018

    Perfect visual companion to any birth plan

  • 5
    Positive Birth Book Visual Birth Plan

    Posted by Annabel Hargrave on 19th Jul 2018

    Really excellent. I am a pregnancy yoga teacher and am now introducing it to women in my classes as really useful and midwives seem to like it.

  • 5
    Awesome aid for birthing plans

    Posted by Suzanne on 18th Jul 2018

    As a hypnobirthing practitioner in have a very clear idea of my options and choices to be made leading up to and during my upcoming birth. To be able to have these visual representations on my birth preferences is awesome. It makes it very easy to read and my choices very clear.
    I loved putting them altogether with my husband.

  • 5
    Great illustrations for birth plans

    Posted by Nathalie on 17th Jul 2018

    These little icons are great. I used them to summarise an otherwise longish birth plan and I trust they cover the essentials, in case people in hospital need to have a look at my notes in a rush. I cannot otherwise tell how effective they are or will be in the heat of the moment, but my midwife asked me where I got them from and though it was a great addition to the birth plan. Highly recommend to any mother-to-be, as well as The Positive Birth Book.

  • 5
    The positiv birth book

    Posted by Mel on 8th Jul 2018

    Very good book. I found it very useful.

  • 5
    Visual birth plan

    Posted by Emily Taylor on 23rd Jun 2018

    Excellent. Easy to use, good for making you think about what kind of birth you want. Midwife said she loves the symbols.

  • 5
    Positive birth book visuals AMAZING for birth plan!

    Posted by Trisha Thompson on 17th Jun 2018

    These were such a great asset to my birth plan - my slightly stressed partner, midwives and doctors were all on and importantly REMAINED on the same page as to my desires whilst I was otherwise occupied! Cannot recommend these enough - THANK YOU!