Motherly love and miracles, medicines and magic – a glorious global view of the creation of a new life.
Facts and fantasies about conception and childbirth have inspired the imagination, inventiveness, and ingenuity of every culture, from a shower of rice to ensure the fertility of a bride and groom, to special prayers and potions for pregnant women, to child-naming ceremonies.
In this delightful book at birthing love and rituals, you’ll find surprising explanation of where babies come from, unusual advices on how to predict (and even determine) the sex of a child, tries-and-true ways of protecting and enhancing the health of mother and unborn child, and centuries old techniques for easing labor and childbirth. In suggestions gleaned from the traditions of many cultures, you’ll discover, too, invaluable practical hints on nurturing your newborn-and yourself-both physically and emotionally.
A gathering of voices from around the world reflecting generations of love and wisdom, Mamatoto- beautifully captures the mystery, the reality, and the wonder of childbirth.
By Carroll Dunham (Author), Body Shop Team (Author)