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A Gift for New Mothers: Traditional Wisdom of Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood Paperback – January 1, 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Duncan Baird (March 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844831337
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844831333
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,849,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Katz on May 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
In these pages -- which are bright, colorful and lively, like the book's cover -- are very brief stories, revelations, and practical offerings on how pregnancy, birth, and motherhood are viewed and managed in traditional cultures. It is a fast, stimulating, upbeat, and useful read. The author, Deborah Jackson, is a journalist and mother of three.

This book will appeal to people who are already part of a tradition of motherhood, as they will enjoy a further connection with tradition, and are bound to come across new and useful insights. It will also be useful to the woman immersed in a busy, western style life, who has little or no chance to slow down and make that connection. For those mothers this book may kick-start their intuition or deliver a fresh paradigm, a new way of experiencing their life change.

I like the breezy style of writing which touches on various cultures in meaningful ways:

"There are cultures in which childbirth is a major social event. When Navaho Native American mothers go into labour, the whole tribe gathers round to eat a meal and enjoy the spectacle. Among the Gasque people of Spain, a mother in labour is traditionally attended by her whole family. Weather allowing, the birth takes place outside, near a running stream. There is singing, story-telling and jokes to 'massage the mother and baby with laughter'. Yemenite women expect their neighbours and friends to visit during labour, to lend moral support, chant prayers to Allah and help out if necessary. In Yucatan Maya women in labour are not isolated from day-to-day life. They give birth in a blanket, slung from the rafters for privacy... .
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