|About the Book|
After childbirth, a woman joins the largest sorority on our planet: women who are mothers. Each mother makes her choices: hospital birthing room or water birth at home, obstetrician or midwife, epidural or natural childbirth-often forsaking all plans when unforeseen variables threaten her or her child. But enduring such a trial to bring a new life into the world provides a life-changing experience for the new mother, as exemplified by the women who share their stories in Ellyn Stanek Huttons new compilation. The Colors of Birth contains stories that represent a rainbow of experience through color imagery chosen by each contributor. Each woman was asked to tap her instinctual perception and choose a color that best represented her childbirth experience. The Colors of Birth creates community by reinforcing and refreshing the emotional bond that is motherhood. It will stimulate conversations with friends, family members, mothers, doctors, and midwives. A loving and thoughtful shower gift, it will help the pregnant woman sort through a full spectrum of birth stories as she identifies her own approach-and offer reassurance should her plans go awry.