"Our Anatomy charts are targeted for worldwide distribution to increase awareness in the health community and increase connectedness by accurately depicting the physiology of pregnancy, labor and birth of women of colour."
The Charts include a range of medical illustrations from ‘the timeline of pregnancy’, ‘active labor positions’ and ‘breast feeding’ to name a few.
Lady Linda Adu is the Founder and Director of IPLB. She is also a Registered Nurse and Placenta Remedies Specialist.
An advocate of natural birth practices to encourage normal physiological childbirth, and where her company offers new and expecting parents’ education, encouragement and emotional support during labor, birth and the postpartum period.
Pregnancy and Birth Anatomy Charts Win Gold from the Institute of Medical Illustrators.
The brief was that Joanna, a UK based medical illustrator would create ten anatomical charts illustrating the baby at term, growing uterus stages, breastfeeding, a timeline of pregnancy, giving birth, positions of an active birth, labor interventions, and essential birth.
The theme throughout was to illustrate women of an African heritage. Lady Linda herself is of Ghanaian heritage and she was compelled to commission these charts because during her research she noticed there was a lack of representation on women of colour amongst medical references.