Chapter 1 ~ Creation
Birth is the experience of a lifetime. Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold, and the body a miracle of wisdom.
Chapter 2 ~ Through the Lens
Here are portraits of dignity and grace, in the midst of splendid, passionate work.
Chapter 3 ~ Pregnancy
In pregnancy's sculptured beauty, one body grows within another.
Energy becomes human in the alchemy of the womb.
Chapter 4 ~ Labor
With the grace of mysterious timing, pregnancy ends and labor begins.
Chapter 5 ~ Birth
Releasing her embrace of nine months, woman opens in utmost
response to the insistence of a life leaving, to enter this world.
Chapter 6 ~ We the Newborns
Original and ancient.
Old wisdom in new bodies.
Learn how to use the placenta in ointments, essences and other remedies.
Learn how sexual abuse affects women during pregnancy and childbirth and what you can do to help.
Enjoy this stunning collection of photographs by one of the world's master birth photographers.
Discover the power of shared birth stories and the difference they can make in our lives.