"A practical sourcebook and an inspiring companion to help all women access the inner wisdom available during pregnancy and birth."
- Christine Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
"A truly revolutionary way to view birth and all that leads up to it."
- Charles B Hammond, M.D., E.C. Hamblen Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center
A comprehensive guide to pregnancy from planning to birth and postpartum recovery, Body, Soul, and Baby is the first book to capture this major life journey in all its dimensions - as an emotional and spiritual experience as well as a physical and medical event.
Empowering, inspiring, and respectful of the wisdom of the female body and spirit, this groundbreaking book shows you how to achieve a healthier pregnancy, a more fulfilling birth experience, and a deeper bond with your baby by tuning in to the cues offered by your body, your soul - and your developing child. Discover how to:
Pick up signals from within about what is right for both you and your baby
Prepare to be in your best possible state for conception, pregnancy, and childbirth
Use the mind-body connection to reduce stress
Nurture your whole self, including your evolving sexual needs
Build a supportive health-care team
Plus advice on eating right and staying active, natural and alternative approaches to pain relief, and exercises to keep you on track - and in touch with the tiny life inside.
"A must-have for every woman who not only plans to give birth but wants to become a mother in the fullest, most complete sense of the word."
- Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom