This is the speech given at The Book Launch.
The internet is Big. Mind blowingly Big. You won't believe just how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.
Yes, I am a Douglas Adam's Fan
Belief and fear often go together.
Often long held, and unquestioned, our beliefs and fears can lead us to 'solutions' that may not actually be helpful.
How do our beliefs and fear impact our approach to childbirth?
The horror of birth, in all it's unpredictable gory, is the glee of birth skeptics and trolls across social media. The birth plan is the perfect target , scapegoat and crime; there is no point writing one.
or is there?
what if we talked about and prepared for a positive birth. No Matter What.
The visual birth plan has surged in popularity in recent times. Many sources are offering free icons to use or inspire and there are apps to help you generate one. Birth plans have a bad rap, with many articles claiming birthzillas of any who write one, or declaring them as inflexible. Click here for common mistakes made in writing a birth plan. The rise of the visual birth plan meant more women were aware of their options and seemed to be considering birth plans worthwhile.
This is the story of a Birth Plan that was not used. A Birth Plan that was carefully made, was informed and detailed, but was never even looked at during the birth.
This is the story of a cup of tea, left to go cold.