Honoring Birth by Jo Anne Lindberg.
I have always known that I would write a book. I was never sure about what until my inspiration came all the way from China to live with me and give me the gentle shove I needed. She said, “You need to write a book!” I said, “About what?” She said, “Birth options for families!” I asked her if she would take the photos and she said yes! The format and layout came to me during meditation. I could see it so clearly!
So the journey began. We found couples to photograph and spent the day with them taking hundreds and hundreds of photos. I searched high and low for a book designer. I found the perfect person but she was no longer available so it was back to the drawing board! I was devastated after spending more than a year looking.
I had asked my good friend, and home birth mom, who was just starting her Books of Life business. She said they didn’t have the skills. The Universe works in mysterious ways! By the time the text was written and edited many times, she was able to work with us! What a gift! She had been helping me as art director and also book doula! One day we realized that the three of us, who had been at the birth of her son at home, were working on the book together! It was just wonderful!
Before the first one was off the press I have ideas for two more books. They say the first is the most difficult. Sounds like raising children – or doing anything for that matter. Thank you for your interest in our first book. I hope you find it fun and inspiring. It has been all of that and more for us.
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Honoring Birth Table of Contents
- Conception—Phase 1
- Pregnancy—Phase 2
- Birth—Phase 3
- Bonding & Breastfeeding—Phase 4
- Early Parenting—Phase 5
- Midwife Versus Medical
- Further Reading