Show Notes

Birth Plans, Hospital Preferences

I was thrilled to have Pip from Birth Savvy on Episode 14 who is so

passionate about birth, outcomes, people knowing their options

and asking for what they want.

So very often discussed but never is there really a what to avoid or

a where to look…. here are some tips to consider for your birth

plan. Why you need one… why its ok to call it a plan and what

might never be accepted if it was in one.

So as you can imagine this week is a very important message that

all mums to be would love to hear. One to certainly be shared

many times!! So please do share this episode and it’s

links/resources with those pregnant women around you especially

those nearing the end of their pregnancy.

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Pip is a childbirth educator, midwife and mother of four who is a

passionate advocate of empowering parents to create better births.

Over a decade ago Pip was charged with the antenatal classes

program and teaching at a large private hospital. Working as a

midwife at the time, Pip decided to enrol in formal childbirth

education study through Birth International. The study dramatically

changed her understanding and approach to prenatal education.

With the birth of her fourth child, her first with an obstetrician in the

private hospital, Pip realised the real need to create an

independent childbirth education service, operating externally and

alongside the system. She launched “Birth Savvy – Ask for What

You Want” in early 2013 which promotes Better Birthing through

education. Workshops are held throughout WA and focus on

helping parents get the birthing experience they deserve through

increasing their confidence and knowledge and promoting an

equal partnership with their obstetricians.

Since the inauguration of “Birth Savvy”, Pip has discovered the

complimentary practice of hypnobirthing, and has since qualified

as a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner.

Through her passion for improving birth experiences for couples

Pip has become a sort after commentator on maternity issues and

makes regular appearances on National Radio and TV. She has

also been asked to written opinion pieces for national newspapers.

She has also contributed to magazines and online blogs, such as

Practical Parenting, Empowering Birth and

Pip was also awarded the National Hypnobirthing Australia

Practitioner of Excellence 2014/2105


Pip’s Tips/Resources

Website : Dr Sarah Wickham

Book: Sarah Buckley ; Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering

Pip’s Contact Details

Website –

Facebook Page: Birth Savvy

email :


“Birth is not only about making babies, birth is about making

mothers, strong, competent, capable mothers who trust

themselves and know their inner strengths. “Barbara Katz


“enjoy the pregnancy, its such a special time, you are growing a

human being”

“don’t stress about the birth. Its just one day, enjoy your

pregnancy, the birth is just a small part”

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