Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond: A Spiritual and Practical Guide

English books


By Erika Gradenwitz-Koehler; Translated by Marie Hobbs-Vijendran

Pregnancy and childbirth bring about significant physical changes and challenges. Most parents, however, also have spiritual and philosophical questions that most pregnancy books don't address. Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond covers both the spiritual and practical aspects of having a child.

Erika Gradenwitz-Koehler explains how diet, state of mind and the desire for a child can all affect chances of conception. She gives advice for a healthy pregnancy in body, soul and spirit and helps prepare parents for the physical and emotional experience of birthing. Chapters on infant care include advice for nurturing the spirit, as well as discussing feeding and emotional attachment.

This is a comprehensive but alternative guide to all aspects of conception, pregnancy, birth and infant care.

About the Author

Erika Gradenwitz-Koehler is a diplomat and body-mind specialist in the Netherlands, where she runs regular rebalancing workshops. She has two children and is involved in the Waldorf school in The Hague.

Marie Hobbs-Vijendran is a chemical engineer by training and worked for ten years as a management consultant. After the birth of her own children, she felt drawn to work with expectant parents and for the last seven years has run courses on mindful birth preparation.


Publisher: Floris Books
Pages: 192
Size: 23.4cm x 15.6cm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781782501282
Publication date: 2014/07/17

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