Understanding Usage and Permissions


Digital items in The Educated Birth Shop are available under two licensing options. Licenses outline the rights that the purchaser has when it comes to using the purchased items.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a difference between the Basic and Extra Use Licensed materials?
No difference in content! Same materials, just a different set of permissions for use.

When I purchased from The Educated Birth the options were Standard and Extended. Is this the same as Basic and Extra?
Yep! The language has shifted for simplicity and clarity's sake. If you have any questions about this, just contact me via hello@theeducatedbirth.com and I'm happy to talk!

If I purchase a Basic License now, can I upgrade to an Extra Use License later?
Yep! I'll just subtract the cost of your first purchase from the Extra Use purchase. You'll pay the difference and you'll have the receipt that says you've purchased the Extra Use permissions.

Does the Extra Use License allow me to use the materials I purchased in a product I have created to sell (ex. manual)?
Thanks for asking! Nope. The Extra Use License does not allow you to place materials you have purchased in a new product you are offering for sale.

Ex. In a training course, you MAY provide participants with The Educated Birth materials as a resource included in the training, but you MAY NOT place these materials in a manual you are offering to sell to participants.

I'm a birth worker with my own business and I partner with a group, as well. Can I use my purchased The Educated Birth materials with clients in both spaces? 
Thank you for asking! Materials can be used by one person with one business at a time. If you're using the infographic sheets with another group in addition to your own business, that other group should purchase a license as well. See below.

We're a group of birth workers! A collective, a nonprofit, a birth center or any other organizational structure. What license option applies to us? Do discount for groups?
Hey ya'll! I'm so glad you're interested in using The Educated Birth materials with your community! In essence, you'll be purchasing multiple copies of the materials, using the same licensing options, basic and extra. And yes indeed! I offer license bundling options for groups of various sizes. Contact me via hello@theeducatedbirth.com to discuss what would best fit your community.

If I've purchased an Extra Use License to include in my training with other birth workers, can they use the products I provided them?
I'm so excited you've found these so useful to share! Under the Extra Use license this purpose is perfectly fine, of course. It'd be most fitting to frame this gift as, "Here are some examples of resources you can invest in for your own birth work practice." Folks should purchase their own license before they start using these pieces with clients.

What are the sources for the information in your infographics?
Some examples of sources that have been referenced in the creation of infographics are:

  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin, P.T., Janet Whalley, R.N., B.S.N., and Ann Keppler, R.N., M.N.

  • Improving Birth (improvingbirth.org/resources)

  • Having Your Baby: A Guide for African-American Women, by Hilda Hutcherson, M.D

  • Pushed, by Jennifer Block 

  • Childbirth Connection (www.childbirthconnection.org)

  • Perinatal Empowerment (www.perinatalempowerment.com)

  • Evidence Based Birth (www.evidencebasedbirth.com)

  • National Institutes of Health (www.nichd.nih.gov)

  • Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth (Third Edition) by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives (ourmomentoftruth.com)

If you ever have a concern about a cited source, or a piece of information you encounter in any infographic, please feel free to reach out. My priority is always that the information is sound and accurate.

Have more questions or need clarification? Email me at hello@theeducatedbirth.com