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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
    Brillant resource

    Posted by Naomi Waters on 6th Oct 2018

    Such a useful tool for parents, health professionals, Birth educators! Clear visual aid that prompts discussion about options and allows for an easy visual communication for those supporting the Birth clinically. Highly recommend

  • 5
    So helpful!

    Posted by Angela on 5th Oct 2018

    Loved using these along with the book, especially to help my sort out in my own head what my preferences were. Really useful and clear, and such a great idea.

  • 5
    Such an excellent Resource

    Posted by @MummyNutrition on 3rd Oct 2018

    BRILLIANT BOOK; a must read for all mums to be; and such a creative and simple way to formulate a birth plan thank you!

  • 5
    Fantastic visual resource

    Posted by Laura Gosden on 2nd Oct 2018

    Thank you! These images were just what I wanted. They allowed me to easily let the Midwife term know exactly what sort of birth I would like without feeling like I was being dictatorial.

  • 5
    Fantastic FREE Resource

    Posted by Donegal PBM on 25th Sep 2018

    Simple, direct, empowering

  • 5

    Posted by Sarah on 18th Sep 2018

    I'm so grateful for the free download. Thank you! It's really helping me to prepare my birth plan for my first birth. It has many options to choose from & has everything you need for different birth scenarios.

  • 5
    Incredibly helpful

    Posted by Beth on 18th Sep 2018

    These images have been so helpful in creating our birth plan, and reducing our anxiety. So now we can focus on Mum and baby, knowing we've got everything we need to just point at an image that shows our choices clearly. We really appreciated how thoroughly the images represent the different options: it's not just the anti-medical bits we thought it might be.

  • 1
    Free download

    Posted by Lucy stoneham on 15th Sep 2018

    Still not received anything. Checked spam and only getting advertising. Book is brilliant and need images for my own birth plan.

  • 5
    Use of Free Download for Visual Birth Plan

    Posted by victoria on 6th Sep 2018

    A great product that has been very thoughtfully designed with lots of ideas to help support the development of a birthing plan; reminding expectant parents to consider a wide range of options for the plan.

    Using this tool makes an easy to review birth plan, when used in conjunction with the book it allows for a deep and impactful knowledge of the icons.

    Include the book in your prparation for birth, the book is episodic and easy to 'dip in and out'. will be the first gift I will send my future parent friends.

  • 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