These A5 digital download prints of watercolour and ink paintings show a summary of BRAIN, a framework to help make informed decisions in pregnancy, birth and parenting. Plus two appropriate affirmation cards - I trust my instincts, and I make informed decisions.
Most of us were conditioned as children into believing that we shouldn't trust our intuition, that our desires and feelings were 'too much' and 'silly' - so it's understandable that when it comes to advocating for ourselves - and trusting ourselves - in pregnancy and birth we would struggle.
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.
A great support alongside hypnobirthing and educating yourself on physiological birth, or for doulas and hypnobirthing teachers to include as handouts in printed client materials or as antenatal teaching tools.
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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.