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MUM 014: Pip Wynn Owen : Birth Plans, Hospital Preferences
11, Mar, 2016
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.
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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
Website : sarahwickham.com Dr Sarah Wickham
Book: Sarah Buckley ; Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering
Pip’s Contact Details
Website – http://www.birthsavvy.com.au
Facebook Page: Birth Savvy
email : [email protected]
“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
“don’t stress about the birth. Its just one day, enjoy your
pregnancy, the birth is just a small part”
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