Whether you are having another baby and your older children want to learn about what's to come - or you have a home educated child who loves biology - you'll find plenty to explore their interest of pregnancy, physiological birth and life after birth in this activity, colouring and learning pack.
I believe it’s important to offer positive and empowering information to young people about growing and birthing babies; so I’ve designed this pack for children (and their grown ups!) to enjoy learning together - with child-friendly, non-clinical language and beautiful illustrations.
Option to add on a homemade clay womb baby decoration to paint with acrylics. I recommend finishing with the Baker Ross Craft Varnish as it feels lovely - smooth and shiny once it's dry. This is a decoration, not a toy.
The 30-page wire-bound A4 book, printed on sturdy 170gsm silk paper with protective cover, includes colourful visuals and simple explanations of:
The 13 activity pages, printed on 200gsm silk card, contain:
This 30-page book and activities pack take you on a journey through conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I have made this pack about straightforward physiological birth on the understanding that sometimes there are special circumstances and things don't always go to plan, but I still believe there is immense value in introducing young people to pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding in an optimistic, non-clinical way. I don't think we need to be teaching young children about the (often harsh) realities of the maternity system and how (often unnecessarily) over-medicalised birth has become in our culture.
My traumatic emergency birth ending in a NICU stay didn't dent my belief in my body and mother nature. I want all children to know that their bodies are amazing, and infinitely capable - and to go into birth believing it is safe. My intention is not to invalidate or judge the experience of those for whom the journey does not follow this path.
★★★★★ "I've bought it to share with my son, who is seven and is going to become an older brother for the first time next April. Growing this baby and welcoming them into the world is something I'd like to do as a family and I know this is going to help in a big way. We home ed and it feels important that he has a clear understanding of what's happening at each stage, such a great opportunity to learn about one of the most magical and vital things, ever! (I share your frustration with the skimming over of details about birth in the majority children's books)." - Josephine
★★★★★ "I ordered the new Children's Pregnancy pack and it is just brilliant! Beautifully packaged and thought through, the resources fill such a gap in providing clear, positive, and medically accurate pregnancy and birth information for children. As someone who experienced antenatal depression as I was so scared about childbirth, having seen such terrifying and negative portrayals of it, this is just awesome! Let's get sharing with the little ones in our lives to balance out the pregnancy and childbirth negativity that can be so prevalent!" - Esther Abrey
Common sense disclaimer
My images are artistic representations, and the information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but I am not a trained professional and therefore there may be words or parts of the drawings that aren't 100% anatomically or clinically accurate. I’m just a stay-at-home mummy who loves birth - my materials are not intended to replace caregiver advice.
Copyright and personal usage
These images and text are copyright of Hannah Thomas of Womb to World Art and sole copyright is retained by them. This book is for personal use. The content (and associated activities) may not be reproduced or transmitted for any reason, or the pages used separately in a professional capacity. Licensed downloads for birth workers to use with clients are available.