Brought to Earth by Birth
Photos by Harriette Hartigan


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.

Placenta: The Gift of Life Learn how to use the placenta in ointments, essences and other remedies.
Survivor Moms: Women's Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse Learn how sexual abuse affects women during pregnancy and childbirth and what you can do to help.
Brought to Earth by Birth Enjoy this stunning collection of photographs by one of the world's master birth photographers.
The Power of Women Discover the power of shared birth stories and the difference they can make in our lives.