BRAIN informed decisions bookmark cards for limited commercial use by birth workers as printed handouts.
These small cards would be great for giving as a handout to clients so they can keep a reminder handy of BRAIN, a framework to help make informed decisions in pregnancy, birth and parenting.
The sad reality is that our culture deems it necessary to medicalise and interfere in normal physiological processes, without consideration for holistic longer term impact and trauma for mother and child - and our world as a whole.
So it's our responsibility to educate ourselves, to be pushy, to be 'a bother', to do whatever it takes to feel confident in making informed decisions even if others disagree or don't understand.
Using the framework of BRAIN really helped me to feel comfortable with asking these tough questions without so much fear of 'being a bother'. I would say 'we are using BRAIN to help us make decisions' and then I'd know they'd understand I was clued up and was going to want all the info to make an informed choice!
We don't have to memorise every statistic and know every piece of evidence in order to be prepared for birth - as long as we know that we can ask questions, and we do have choices, and ultimately it is our decision. Hopefully if we employ BRAIN during birth then we won't feel like a cascade of interventions happened outside of our choice and control.
Because even if things don't go to plan you can know that you still made informed decisions about your care.
Copyright and Limited Use Commercial License
The limited use commercial license that comes with this download means that birth workers, doulas, hypnobirthing teachers, prenatal yoga teachers, antenatal educators and midwives can print to share and use with pregnant women, birth partners and clients. By buying this download you are agreeing to the following terms:
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Disclaimer: Please note my images are stylised visual representations, and the information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but I am not a medical professional and therefore there may be words or parts of the drawings that aren't 100% anatomically and medically accurate. My materials are not intended to replace any medical caregiver advice.