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We Are All Water Babies Paperback – September 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Celestial Arts (September 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0890877580
  • ISBN-13: 978-0890877586
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 9 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #606,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jessica Johnson and Michael Odent have created a fascinating exploration of our links with water from birth to death. Johnson has captured remarkable images of underwater births, pregnant women swimming with dolphins, and infants and babies swimming underwater--eyes open, breath held, delighted expressions on their faces. Odent's accompanying text is explanatory and he brings an interesting, off-beat approach to subjects such as birthing in a female environment, the role of water in sexuality, and whether or not humans were once sea mammals. Jessica Johnson's beautiful photographs, though, are what will bring you back to this book again and again. We Are All Water Babies is a wholly evocative and engaging book.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 15, 1997
Format: Paperback
This book is one of the most beautiful i have ever read. The photos are amazing. I was fascinated by the way that babies can swim in this environment. This book also showed pregnant women working with dolphins and in water. They were some of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. The birth pictures were awesome..if you are interested in water birth, this is the book for you!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 1998
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This book is full of very beautiful full-color photographs throughout, and the quality of the printing is very high. This is an extremely beautiful book!
I bought this book as a photographic work, although there is running text along with all the photographs. It's primarily about the joy and great value of introducing babies and children to water and swimming in a supportive environment, and it also has a good chapter on water birth.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susana Vera on October 14, 2013
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I took a baby swimming class with my infant.
But the class was held in french. so this book was an excellent resource to work with and understand how babies can do what they do in water.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Marino on September 5, 2010
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What a beautiful book. Visually, it was amazing. The book is larger than most, so it gives a great opportunity to really enjoy and appreciate the photography. My favorite pictures were the ones which captured the babies being born. The photos are truly amazing.

Odent is a romantic in the way that he speaks, I don't know if it is because he is French or what, but I think that he would be able to sell me anything, he is so convincing and beautiful in the way that he speaks.

At first I was a little dismayed that he talked about swimming lessons and the elderly as well, I wanted a book only about water birth but I was pleasantly surprised as I got into it and learned more about water and its symbols and its impact on a great variety of people. I think he did a great job linking them all.

The only thing that I didn't particularly like is his obvious preference for the evolution theory. Throughout the book though he talks about us needing better understanding of sacred texts, myths and legends but he can only apply that so far. Perhaps it is the scientist in him but I wish he could see further than just evolution as to how we got here. Maybe the same thing that made birth beautiful and amazing did the same for all humanity. I certainly believe that!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Janis B. Bush on May 7, 2013
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This is a magnificent book showing our connection to water in all phases of human life and planet life. So many good parts but that dolphins love especially to swim with pregnant women because they sense the presence of the baby is a classic.

If only the Male Medical Model of Birth "got it"...............fearful maternity nurses too do so much to ruin birth in America.

I recommend this book for any normal birthing woman, birth educator, midwife, nurse, and doctor (though there are few of the latter).
Aloha, Janis Bush, Veteran Lamaze Instructor
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