The Birth Map - Digital Version
1 x Digital Copy of The Birth Map by Catherine Bell
Link to a digital portal with additional resources and a hub of support.
Section One: The Insights, gives the foundations for understanding the maternity system and your options within it.
Section Two: The Questions, takes you through each pathway (fast birth, expected and contingency). This is where the personal Birth Map is developed. The advanced care directive approach creates an ‘if this, then that’ series of decisions to be used by your birth team and care providers during your labour. It is your birth, your way, no matter what.
Section Three: beyond the birth, provides a reality check and helps to set up a support network for the early days of parenting. This section covers preparing for siblings, ‘what is normal’ and breastfeeding.
An appendix completes the book, giving you a glossary of medical terms, a list of recommended readings, and considerations for special circumstances.
The Birth Map is linked to the portal of resources and a hub of support.