Here you can download the visual birth plan icons used in The Positive Birth Book for free to create your own visual birth plan.
NEWS: The Positive Birth Book Visual Birth Plan Cards are now available.
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.
Just add the VBP to your basket and check out. Your order confirmation email will contain a link to download your files.
The file contains:
- A PDF with all the icons for you to cut out.
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.
So glad these are available free - very clear and help guide our Birth Plan notes. Thanks!
Would highly recommend this to anyone creating a birth plan - by far the best format I have come across
These icons provide a very nice way to create a visual birth plan that's super quick and easy for care providers to understand. I think it could be improved by making the images easier to copy and paste into a word doc or other document creation software. Currently, you need to snip, paste, and re-size each icon you wish to use, which is not very user-friendly.
So easy to complete
Everyone should read this book! It shocks me that it's not common knowledge. This book is the best thing I've ever read and I don't understand how anyone can have a baby without having read it. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Very clear icons, covered everything you need to think about for birth preferences. My midwife commented on how helpful the icons make it for them to know what you do/don’t want. Highly recommend these
After reading the Positive Birth Book (which I would also recommend), I downloaded these for free. They were so useful in helping to plan and structure my birth plan. The images makes the document easy for midwives etc to pick it up and very quickly understand what is important to me for the birth. I also found them really useful as they helped me consider elements of birth that I probably wouldn't have before. I now feel confident and excited about putting this plan into action!
Easy to use, really useful for putting together the birth plan. Makes the birth plan a lot shorter and easier to understand
Best! Definitely worthopaedic reading