Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy New
  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $4.33 (22%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 18 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Sacred Pregnancy: A Lovin... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Sacred Pregnancy: A Loving Guide and Journal for Expectant Moms Paperback – May 1, 2012

4.8 out of 5 stars 183 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$9.93 $10.00

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
$15.62 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 18 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Sacred Pregnancy: A Loving Guide and Journal for Expectant Moms
  • +
  • Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives
  • +
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Total price: $35.90
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews


"Pregnancy is such an amazing time in a woman's life and should be honored and valued. Sacred Pregnancy helps empower women and encourages them to personally reflect on their internal process before having children. This is a beautiful gift to all pregnant women!"
—Ricki Lake, actress, and Abby Epstein, filmmaker, The Business of Being Born

"Sacred Pregnancy provides vital information in a framework that is crucial for women and families embarking on the tremendous adventure and responsibility of birthing new life. An important reference that you will keep next to your bed throughout your pregnancy."
—Alisa Donner, MSW, LCSW, cofounder, Pregnancy Awareness Month

"I wish I had read Sacred Pregnancy when I was pregnant instead of the dozen books I had to piece together to try to make sense of it all. Anni Daulter has created what should be the new standard for today's mom: birth journals, labor workbooks, pregnancy memoirs, and holistic wisdom. It is gentle and enlightening, and lays the foundation for what we know helps women have the labor and birth they want and deserve: support, self-knowledge, and empowerment."
—Mayim Bialik, actress

"I have never read such an in-depth, affirmative and warm book about our power as women in birth. Sacred Pregnancy is unique—instead of focusing outward on what we need, it draws us inward to honor the tools we inherently have. This book is a must-have journal and keepsake for the sacred mama-to-be in your life."
—Rachel Myers, Green Hugs, healthy-home and green-nest advocate

"Sacred Pregnancy brought tears to my eyes. This book brings the outward and inward experiences of pregnancy together in such a powerful and beautiful way. Anni Daulter has documented such important milestones that happen to each and every pregnant woman during pregnancy and offers connective ways to go deep within each step of the way. Connection and healing are such important aspects of pregnancy that very often get overlooked in our fast-paced society. Sacred Pregnancy is a book that every pregnant woman should have access to during this special and empowering point in her life."
—Lisa DeNardo, mother of five and blogger at earthmama101.com

"Few women are so committed to advocating for a woman's right to birth her baby in a sacred and empowering way as Anni Daulter is. She has a tremendous gift to offer us all in her passion to protect the family dynamic as she shares the mysteries of the birth journey with us."
—Aleksandra Evanguelidi, LM, CPM, owner of The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellness Center

"Sacred Pregnancy is a wonderful book and is absolutely beautiful and touching. It really speaks to vital pregnancy issues—I would recommend this as a gift for all pregnant moms."
—Shiva Rose, actress

"Sacred Pregnancy is an amazing book and it's so gorgeous! I wish this were available to me during any of my three pregnancies, as I think this will help women get more in touch with themselves throughout this beautiful process. I would happily recommend Sacred Pregnancy to all expecting moms."
—Shanna Moakler, actress, TV personality, and mother of Alabama, Atiana, and Landon

"It's rare to find a pregnancy book that is nourishing, empowering, informative, and enjoyable, but Sacred Pregnancy manages to do all of that and more. Anni Daulter challenges her readers to reframe and rethink the way society looks and talks about pregnancy. This book shines through as a reminder that we already have all that we need around us to have a positive and fulfilling pregnancy. A must read for any mother-to-be!"
—Avital Norman Nathman, blogger at The Mamafesto: Where Motherhood & Feminism Collide

"Sacred Pregnancy is a wonderful read for a mom-to-be who is interested in the spiritual side of pregnancy. It is uplifting and beautifully photographed and illustrated.
—Julie Davine

"Sacred Pregnancy is a beautiful book that employs all five senses and makes your spirit rise in a 40-week exploration of self. The author goes beyond the basics of what's happening with your body and your baby and looks at each week through a holistic lens to include mind, spirit, and community. It is rich with resources to help you truly experience your journey through pregnancy as a sacred event. It's like having a friend who knows just the right thing to say to support you throughout your journey."
—Holly Keich, owner of Om Baby

"The months of pregnancy and new motherhood fly by, and most of us are left with a sense of 'What just happened?' Sacred Pregnancy invites women to reflect, to write, to be completely conscious during this most amazing life experience. Not only will women learn from it, they will be inspired by it. This beautiful book will become a cherished keepsake. Every enlightened mother-to-be should have a copy."
—Peg Moline, Editor in Chief, Fit Pregnancy magazine

"I am in LOVE with this book. I think every woman should carry it throughout her pregnancy! This book addresses all of the fears, concerns, myths, joys, rites, and relationships that come with pregnancy. Each thoughtful chapter has a dedicated space for journaling on that particular topic, at once creating not just a beautiful book to read, but an amazing keepsake of such a magical time. Filled with poignant stories, facts, suggestions, and inspiration, it takes you on a spiritual journey throughout the 40 weeks of pregnancy, encouraging you to revel in the awe of the universe, your blossoming body, babies, and the awesome power of birth."
—Melanie Monroe, Ecobaby planning+concierge

"Finally, the baby book I've been waiting for! A refreshing contrast to the typical textbook-style baby books, Sacred Pregnancy takes a turn to focus on the mother's needs and her journey from conception to birth and what's important in between—her body, her baby, and her spirit. During such a miraculous time when the body is transforming, hormones are raging, and baby is growing by the minute, it is truly rejuvenating to find a book that concentrates on the balance within the pregnant woman. This is a breath of fresh air for any mother-to-be!"
—Martha Lee, blogger at PaulaDeen.com

"Sacred Pregnancy brings expecting mothers an inspiring gift that will prepare them for the labor experience with confidence and joy by connecting them with inner wisdom, community awareness, and human compassion."
—Ana Paula Markel, founder of BINI Birth, www.binibirth.com

"Sacred Pregnancy is an antidote and healing balm bringing us home in every image, every page, every resource to our deeper knowing that the journey bringing life forward is indeed a holy rite of passage deserving of our highest honor and respect. This is no ordinary book but rather a magical daily portal beckoning you with every transition and turn of the page to remember that this entire epilogue initiation of pregnancy, moment by moment, is to be treasured."
—ALisa Starkweather, founder of the Red Tent Temple Movement and Women's Belly and Womb Conferences

"Reading through Sacred Pregnancy allowed me to remember back to each of my pregnancies, the fears, the joys, and discoveries I had made each time. I wish I had something this wonderful to have logged all stages of each of my pregnancies since they were so different. The book's resources are so helpful, especially when there is so much information to weed through, and the desire to do everything perfectly is so strong for new mothers. I recommend this book to any mother-to-be who wants to know herself more deeply during this time."
—Tnah Louise, Bella Faccia Foto

"I believe that Sacred Pregnancy will succeed in bringing the spirit energy and the strength of the universal feminine energy back to pregnancy and birth. The glorious photos make visible a woman's inner and outer beauty during this huge life transition while the soothing affirmations allow her to move into her mothering space with joy and calm. In moving through the pregnancy experience week by week, the book helps a woman move more organically into growing her baby and allows pregnancy to take on less of a frightening urgency so that it slows down into a peaceful, mindful, and fulfilling process that mom and all around her can enjoy far deeper than has become the habit in our society."
—Ruth Blanding, Joy In Momming blog

"Sacred Pregnancy is an invaluable resource for expecting moms. Anni's holistic and passionate understanding of all the physical and emotional nuances of pregnancy shines through her writing. Not only has this become an incredible resource for my wife as she experiences pregnancy number three, it's an amazing tool for me as an 'expecting father.' It has helped me understand my wife's journey so much more deeply and provided detailed ways I can support her (whether it's making a special tea or helping her create a comforting space). I recommend any expecting couple to read this book together."
—Christopher Gavigan, founder, The Honest Company

"Full of original ideas for food, movie, book, website, and other pairings for the weeks of pregnancy, Sacred Pregnancy is a one of a kind book. Exquisitely beautiful photographs and gorgeous design complement the loving tone of acceptance so richly present in its pages. Sacred Pregnancy will lift the spirits of all pregnant women!"
—Peggy O'Mara, founder, Mothering.com

"As a childbirth educator, birth doula, and midwife, I have worked with countless expecting families. I have longed for a book like Anni's to give them. This book captures everything that a pregnant woman needs to prepare herself for the most beautiful of all her life transitions and honors the trust of birth our culture typically misses."
—Katie McCall, CPM, author of Tyranny of the Cubicle

"Although I was twenty weeks pregnant when I began reading this book I started at the beginning and instantly fell in love with the style of writing. As I read through each week and reflected on my own experience I began to feel more connected to my own pregnancy. I have been using this wonderful resource and journal ever since and plan to continue doing so for the next sixteen weeks."
—Lindsay Ingalls, certified holistic health coach and blogger at Running With Tongs

"Sacred Pregnancy offers women a way to connect with their inner power in the most beautiful way. This book truly touches on the holiness of the experience, as it prepares women to really connect with the transformations that are happening to her in a very deep way. I highly recommend this book—it should be required reading!"
—Mavis Gewant, sacred artist, doula, and baby intuitive, www.sacredmotherarts.com, www.gentlecaredoulaservice.com

“From the spiritual (how to visualize your perfect birth) to the practical (a large section on birthing options), this pregnancy journal is a spiritual adviser and supportive doula all in one.”
Fit Pregnancy magazine

“Not only does this book contain beautiful and empowering maternity photos throughout, but every chapter invites a mother-to-be to go deeper into her pregnancy and see it as a spiritual journey.”
Mother Earth News

"[Sacred Pregnancy provides] a gentle guide down the path to motherhood. Not only will the reader receive support in preparing for the birth of her child, but she will also prepare for her own birth into motherhood. … Sacred Pregnancy is a book that holds empowering mothers at its core. And frankly, with this as its lofty goal, Sacred Pregnancy is a book that can change the world, one mother at a time."
Sparrow magazine

“[Sacred Pregnancy] is a nurturing wonder! A week-by-week book for expecting women that describes not only what is happening to their bodies and babies throughout pregnancy, but also allows their spirits, intellect, and emotions to be stimulated, protected, encouraged, and nurtured into empowerment.”
Wonderfully Made Bellies and Babies blog

“With gorgeous photographs and stories, [Anni Daulter’s] book is the perfect set-up for a soulful motherhood.”
Mothering with Soul blog

“Absolutely gorgeous! … Sacred Pregnancy would make a delicious, nurturing gift for any pregnant woman wishing to dive deep into the experience of her pregnancy and into conscious birth preparation.”
—Molly Remer, Talk Birth

Sacred Pregnancy is a must for spiritual mothers who want to embrace their experience instead of simply enduring it.”
Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Anni Daulter, an eco-mama, cook, and advocate of natural family living, has been encouraging women to take control of their birthing experiences for many years. Daulter recently launched her new Sacred Pregnancy community, providing sisterhood and resources for both new and experienced moms. Anni's first book was Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies & Toddlers (Rodale, May 2010). In addition, she is the author of Ice Pop Joy and The Organic Family Cookbook, both published by Sellers in 2011. Daulter lives in Philadelphia with her family. Her children are Zoë, Lotus Sunshine, Bodhi, and River Love.

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583944443
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583944448
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I was really expecting to be wowed by this book based on all the great reviews but instead I was extremely disappointed. I researched the author and apparently she's not even a doula or midwife, she's just a women who got together with two photographers and decided to a write a book with ideas adapted from the book "Birthing from Within" and illustrated them with beautiful pictures for profit. I went to the Sacred Pregnancy facebook page and was appalled. Like her book, her web-site is also very image driven and extremely shallow. But what really got to me was the level of cultural appropriation she is embedding into her retreats. She is taking other culture's traditions that women have practice for centuries and is turning them into commodities for profit. Very disrespectful and insulting. Anni Daulter is exerting her privilege in dangerous ways but doesn't seem to care because it is making her money. Furthermore, She host training retreats for women who want to become Sacred Pregnancy instructors at ridiculous prices (over $1000)...seriously, why would anyone pay over $1000 to learn how to decorate a candle and a stick? And it seems that most of these reviews are written by women who have taken the workshops and are now trying to establish businesses as Sacred Pregnancy instructors; hence the amazing reviews.

Anni Daulter promotes sisterhood, which I think is great. The sad part is that she wants people to pay for it...that's bs. Actually, I think is sad that women have to pay for someone to show love and care to them during her pregnancy and labor...that's not genuine care...it's just business. Anni Doulter along with many others have are turning human kindness and love into a commodity to generate profit.
Read more ›
1 Comment 73 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
"Even if you've just given birth without this journal, it is a gem for your bookshelf.I had given birth just three weeks before its debut, yet I wanted this for my collection. Sacred Pregnancy, unlike other journals I've owned, goes beyond telling you what you may be feeling, or how big baby is, or what to ask your practitioner. The author does all that AND has prepared a visual feast for your eyes with its choice of textures, color, empowering photography, as well as recipes and journal space with tips and tools. My favorite is the questions that really turn your wheel and inspire you to bond with your baby, love yourself, believe in yourself, and what you think you'll do as a mother.

The photography is so stunning that in the nutritional section I was inspired to eat better. Although it does indulge your sweet and salty cravings also.

This is a book I wish I had before I gave birth the first time. It would have helped me truly prepare. I had the right idea that women do this all the time so I could I, but this journal would have aided my dilemma with my body image, change in romance, to 'can I really do this?' to "oh, that's right I'm going to be a mom!" It keeps your thoughts on track and is like a best friend who has been there and can help you prepare for the most empowering journey as a woman. I did it the hard way but I found my way none the less. This is a treasure I highly encourage you to purchase.

I gave it four stars because some of the recommendations (websites) were to pricy stores. Petunia Picklebottom to start. After she just said that our culture focuses quite a bit on the gear of the baby and preparations for excess rather than on preparing ourselves.
Read more ›
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I am a part of Maternally Yours (maternallyyoursradio.com), a radio show hosted by four women that had the privilege of welcoming Anni onto our show as I was blessed with a live blessing way on the radio last night. The book was gifted to me by the Maternally Yours collective. I spent most of the day diving into this amazing book. It is BEAUTIFUL! I am so thankful to have this book as a loving companion for the last weeks of my pregnancy, helping me to focus my energy and to journal and celebrate becoming a mother of two.

Each week there are words of wisdom about what is happening with your body, your baby and your emotional journey. There are helpful tips and a focused journaling project. The topics are so special, each one honoring the journey into motherhood as a sacred, spiritual journey. The advice feels like it comes from a dear, TRUE friend... it is so genuine and just exactly what you need through pregnancy.

Another nurturing aspect of the book is how absolutely stunning it is! Each week's section is laid out with a beautiful, evocative photo that captures the essence of pregnancy as beautiful and special. The journey is just so beautifully captured by the photographers. Each week also comes with a mantra such as "love is stronger than fear" and "I can feel you and I am connected with you", and having those reminders each week for focusing, meditating and for comfort is just lovely.

I am so thankful to have received this book, and plan to let it nurture me into motherhood of two. You absolutely should let this book be your companion on your journey. I've read so many books on pregnancy, birth and motherhood as a doula and a mama. I've never found an ultimate book to pass on to newly pregnant friends, but this one will now be it. Thank you for such a needed and special book.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Sacred Pregnancy: A Loving Guide and Journal for Expectant Moms
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Sacred Pregnancy: A Loving Guide and Journal for Expectant Moms