This A2 childbirth education poster download features my own watercolour and ink illustrations representing the cardinal movements and biomechanics of birth, giving an insight into some of the interplay between mother and baby in the womb during labour.
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 and as teaching tools in childbirth education classes.
I found a lot of information online about the mechanics of birth, but mostly very medical, and all the images seem to be with the birthing person lying down and at varying angles - I found it all very confusing!
So I was determined to make something that could help other non-medical people understand a bit more of the magic that goes on between baby and mother's body during birth. I feel like it's knowing this kind of information - having this understanding of how every move is perfectly-orchestrated, that can help people see they CAN give birth - because it's all been beautifully designed.
We could just say 'the head rotates' OR we could say that it rotates *because* the womb does this thing and the shape of the pelvic floor does this thing and the sacrum does this thing - and this helps us to feel reassured that our babies and our bodies know what to do.
★★★★★ "I am so happy with this purchase. I am an experienced midwife and qualified hypnobirthing teacher, I have been using these images to help explain the physiology of birth, every single client has commented on how useful they have found them to be able to visualise what is happening. Fantastic product which I would recommend to anyone teaching in this sphere." - Marina, Etsy
★★★★★ "One of my favourites. So helpful for teaching birth and hypnobirthing clients. The artwork is gorgeous and importantly, the text information is accurate and easy to understand. Fabulous." - Tracy, Etsy
★★★★★ "These are so helpful. They help me explain and show my clients what is going on with baby and why are they feeling what they are feeling." - Jessica Imig, Etsy
★★★★★ "As a doula I find this perfect for helping my clients understand the birth process. I am really happy with this purchase." - Sara Mott, Etsy
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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Thank you for respecting the time that has gone into creating this artwork. If you have any questions about the license agreement, please contact me.
These handmade images, text and files are copyright of Hannah Thomas of Womb to World Art and sole copyright is retained by them.
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.