Beth Day and Katy Rawlins. We talked about the intersection of LDS spirituality and birth and agreed that someone needed to write a book about it. When we returned home, we connected with Felice Austin and other women, and eventually this book project was conceived.
The Gift of Giving Life: Rediscovering the Divine Nature of Pregnancy and Birth is a book written for LDS women and families. It contains collections of essays and stories connected to childbearing, including infertility, adoption, breastfeeding, prenatal/postpartum depression, pregnancy, and birth. (I contributed an essay about Heavenly Mother and a birth story about Inga's resuscitation.) The twelve chapters address these topics:
- Our Legacy
- The Importance of Giving Life
- Personal Revelation
- The Spirit-Mind-Body Connection
- The Atonement
- The Fourth Trimester
To get a feel for the book's content, you can read The Gift of Giving Life blog. You can also read excerpts of the book here.
This book would be perfect for LDS women and families in their childbearing years. The book's release date is scheduled for March. In the meantime, the publisher is accepting discounted pre-sales here. If you order now, you can save 10% off the list price.