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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
    visual birth plan

    Posted by on 6th Apr 2018

    these are excellent thankyou

  • 5
    Natalie Greenall

    Posted by Natalie Greenall on 2nd Apr 2018

    They are perfect and clear in visual in what you wish for your birth plan.

  • 3
    positive birth movement barnet birth plans

    Posted by claire Dugan on 27th Mar 2018

    I haven't received this. please could you resend?

  • 5
    Redvers Bardot-Griffiths

    Posted by Redvers Bardot-Griffiths on 25th Feb 2018

    Excellent visual birth plan aid. Very useful for reference and explanation.

  • 5
    So helpful

    Posted by Lataanya on 25th Feb 2018

    I found the download was really easy to use and compose my visual birth plan. It's super easy to understand and my birth partners are really confident in being able to try and make sure we have the birth I would like

  • 5
    Amazing !! Great tool to create my birth plan

    Posted by erica on 14th Feb 2018

    Loved it

  • 5
    Really Useful

    Posted by I Woods on 13th Feb 2018

    A great help when planning, makes it a much less intimidating process.

  • 4
    Great visuals

    Posted by Rupali Sood on 7th Feb 2018

    These visuals are a fantastic idea. I used them for the front page of my birth plan and that helped to write the actual plan. It would be nice to have them in a format where you can copy and paste them though. Each picture is in a separate file so it takes a while. I’m glad I had them nevertheless!

  • 5
    Great for thinking about your birth preference plan

    Posted by Juliana on 2nd Feb 2018

    I loved using these visuals to help create a birth preference plan. I did a visual version and a written version and will take both with me. The many pictures available helped me think about what I valued most and sometimes prompted me to look into an option I didn't even know existed. Really made the whole process a lot of fun.

  • 5
    Visual birth plan

    Posted by Unknown on 24th Jan 2018

    Excellent. Very helpful product.

  • 5
    Visual Birth Plan download

    Posted by Tasha on 16th Jan 2018

    I really enjoyed using this as preparation for labour and to help identify needs for the birth plan. The visual aspect helps cut across language, literacy and highlights things to me I may not have considered at first. It also emphasises the needs that may not always be met by professionals and having visual cues makes a family's needs clear and transparent. Well worth downloading and many thanks for putting this together to contribute towards positive birthing.

  • 5
    Birth Plan

    Posted by Karoline on 16th Jan 2018

    Excellent tool, in the face of so many choices this helped to simplify things, plus it made it an enjoyable task.