Sacred Pregnancy: The Book
“Being pregnant and giving birth are like crossing a narrow bridge. People can accompany you to the bridge. They can greet you on the other side. But you must walk the bridge alone.”~African Proverb
In today’s western cultures, the typical pregnancy focuses on the baby to the exclusion of the woman herself, so that the entire experience has become more about preparing for the baby’s arrival than looking closely at oneself to prepare emotionally for all of the changes that creating a new life brings. Sacred Pregnancy was written to help the pregnant woman journey within herself to prepare for the birth of her baby.
Sacred Pregnancy is a gorgeous four-color book especially created for mothers-to-be to reflect on the many personal milestones of the full gestation period of a pregnancy. With beautiful professional photos that correspond to each topic, Sacred Pregnancy also features a journal space for the pregnant woman to record her thoughts and feelings. Each week the mother-to-be is given information on her baby, her body, and her spirit and is asked to reflect on these via the topic of the week, which touches on a variety of issues such as
sexuality, fears about labor, becoming a mother, courage, rite of passage, adornment, body image, meditation, and sisterhood to name a few. Mothers-to-be are invited to look deeply at the issues unique to their journey and find a centered, peaceful place to live their pregnancy fully. Lastly, Sacred Pregnancy includes place for the new mother to record her birth story and a large resource section on various birthing options and supports for pregnant women.
Sacred Pregnancy, the book, came about in 2008 when Anni Daulter approached Elena Rego and Alexandra DeFurio with the idea of creating a deck of meditation cards for pregnant women to use in order to go deeper into their pregnancy journey. Together we knew that we wanted the words and imagery to be lush, soulful, evocative and transformative…all the things we think a pregnancy can + should be for a woman. In a word… Sacred. At the heart of it we were all clear that we wanted to provide pregnant women with a touch stone for what was really happening to them, within them and through them.
The journey we took to birth this book was nothing short of a labor of love. Many versions and shifts occurred, but in the end, what came of it was exactly what wanted to be manifested. Now the book is finally here, and we are so excited and grateful to be able to share this treasure with you.
In deep gratitude,