IN THE SPIRIT OF HOMEBIRTH collects stories that celebrate the beauty and power of giving birth. Here are women from indigeus communities, of diverse socioecomic classes and religions, in urban and rural settings. Partners describe the awe of watching a loved one bring new life into the world, children write sweetly about getting a baby brother or sister, and midwives and doulas tell us what it is like to aid women on their journeys.
Writer and improvisational performance artist BRONWYN PREECE wrote the children's books Gulf Islands Alphabet and the upcoming Off-the-Grid Kid. The pioneer of earthBODYment, an eco-somatic approach to exploring connections between mind, body, and earth, she also performs and gives workshops around the world. In 2000 she helped establish a land cooperative in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, which is where she lives today.