How Can ‘Birth Mapping’ help me with my ‘Birth Preferences’?
The book is broken up into the following areas:
Section One: The Insights, gives the foundations for understanding the maternity system and your options within it.
Section Two: The Questions, takes you through each pathway (fast birth, expected and contingency). This is where the personal Birth Map is developed. The advanced care directive approach creates an ‘if this, then that’ series of decisions to be used by your birth team and care providers during your labour. It is your birth, your way, no matter what.
Section Three: beyond the birth, provides a reality check and helps to set up a support network for the early days of parenting. This section covers preparing for siblings, ‘what is normal’ and breastfeeding.
The print book has been designed to be written in, with space to make notes, add affirmations, decorate and journal in.