In The Spirit Of Homebirth: Modern Women, An Ancient Choice by Bronwyn PreeceIn The Spirit Of Homebirth: Modern Women, An Ancient Choice by Bronwyn Preece

In The Spirit Of Homebirth: Modern Women, An Ancient Choice

EditorBronwyn Preece

Paperback | March 17, 2015

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In the Spirit of Homebirth collects stories that celebrate the beauty and power of giving birth. Here are women from indigenous communities, of diverse socioeconomic classes and religions, in urban and rural settings, and the stories as well of family members and friends who witness and share the experience of homebirth with them. Partners describe the awe of watching a loved one bring new life into the world, children write sweetly about getting a baby brother or sister, and midwives and doulas tell us what it is like to aid women on their journeys.
In the Spirit of Homebirth presents birth as a physical action as well as a sacred act, an expression of deep love and of belief in the power of the human spirit. Homebirth is a choice, and In the Spirit of Homebirth tells us why women from all walks of life and their families make this choice today when they have the right to give birth as they wish. In the Spirit of Homebirth presents homebirth, not as an archaic practice but as a remarkably contemporary expression of a long tradition and a profoundly empowering and joyous event.
Writer and improvisational performance artist BRONWYN PREECE wrote the children's books Gulf Islands Alphabet and the upcoming Off-the-Grid Kid. The pioneer of earthBODYment, an eco-somatic approach to exploring connections between mind, body, and earth, she also performs and gives workshops around the world. In 2000 she helped establi...
Title:In The Spirit Of Homebirth: Modern Women, An Ancient ChoiceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.17 × 5.5 × 1.04 inPublished:March 17, 2015Publisher:Seven Stories PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1609805798

ISBN - 13:9781609805791


Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Inspiring! These stories are amazing! They are written beautifully and feel real and authentic.
Date published: 2018-04-26

Editorial Reviews

"Beyond inspiring! The book feels like a real and welcoming community—we get the stories, but also recipes, ideas, perspectives."—Ariel Gore, Editor/Publisher of Hip Mama

"A kaleidoscopic perspective on the experience."—Marcia Jarmel, Producer/Director of Born in the USA

"These illustrated memoirs, all by mothers and fathers in British Columbia, are celebratory endorsements of the homebirth process."—BC Bookworld