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*If only* this had been around when I gave birth to Jude + Heidi - an astoundingly insightful guide for new parents and also a great tool for their loved ones to indulge in. This birth bible covers soo many essential topics - from gathering your village for support postpartum, to all the taboo subjects no-one ever talks about and basically just alllll the things to expect from birth onwards. To the new parents out there (or those expecting)? It’s not a want, it’s a NEED.
The Birth Space is a doula's guide to conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum that highlights choice and rights in the perinatal space.
In this beautiful book, trained and experienced doula Gabrielle Nancarrow offers comprehensive information about the birthing landscape that will empower you to choose the right birth for you – whether that be an obstetric, midwife or home birth. The Birth Space shows us how to prepare our minds and bodies for pregnancy and labour, from conscious conception through to postpartum and into matrescence. Gabrielle helps us understand what to expect during this period and translates the medical terminology so we are informed. She also provides remedies for common ailments, shares insights from other birth specialists, and is a constant spiritual guide from conception and beyond…talk about continuity of care!
Filled with moving photography by Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd (@ilsa_whk), Lisa Sorgini @lisa.sorgini, and Hayden Trace (@feelinghomeagain) as well as intimate real-life stories from contributors covering pregnancy loss, IVF, same-sex conception, home births, caesareans and more, The Birth Space is the essential companion for anyone who is seeking guidance as they enter this new chapter of their life.
Dimensions 23 x 17 cms
Written by Gabrielle Nancarrow