Love Note #14-Maternity LeaveFeb 03, 2022
On Maternity Leave
As I await baby's arrival, I wanted to share some of the books I've loved as I prepare for birth & postpartum:
- “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach us about Living Fully”- Frank Ostaseki (I know it might seem morbid to read a book about death when preparing for birth, but birth also involves a transformation/ rebirth for the mother & I found so many soothing parallels in this book)
- Loving What Is” -Byron Katie
- “A Ceremony Called Life” -Teya Sky
- “Childbirth Wisdom” -Judith Goldsmith
- “Go Diaper Free” -Andrea Olson
- “The Fourth Trimester” -Kimberly Ann Johnson
- “Real Food for Mother & Baby” -Nina Planck
- “The First Forty Days” -Heng Ou
- “Build Your Nest” -Kestrel Gates
- “Glowing & Growing Workbook” -Katie Atkinson
- “Back Labor No More” -Janie McKoy King
As a birth worker, I’ve had a jump start on learning about my birth options, so you won’t see many titles here about birth, but I have gobbled up the podcasts & meditation course from @freebirthsociety.
I’d love to hear which books you’ve loved!
Wishing you and your family balance & wellness.
Sparrow & The Sparrow's Nest Team
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