"THE DEPTH OF BIRTH" BOOK
“The Depth of Birth says it all…
She is fierce and goes for it.
I suggest you do, too.”
- Rachel Yellin, YesToBirth!
There are hundreds of pregnancy books to choose from. Why buy this one?
It’s to the point. Bold. Thorough. Refreshingly blunt. Jam-packed with helpful information. Illustrated by two talented women named Nikki and Amanda.
Chapters Include: pregnancy, labor and birth, vaccines, what to buy for baby, placenta, umbilical cord, birthing locations, vernix, and much more.
PICTURE THIS. Women trust their intrinsic wisdom to birth. Couples choose a birthplace not dictated by fear. Mothers know the contents of Pitocin and epidural. Doctors wait for babies and mother’s bodies to be ready. Parents know real hospital policy. Unnecessary inductions stop. Cesarean rates plummet. Excessive ultrasound use is curbed. Babies keep all of their intended cord blood as they rest in mother’s arms. There is informed consent, empowered and satisfied mothers, respectful and individualized care, gentle births, and postpartum rest. Birth is an initiation. The depth is infinite. May we understand its importance and reflect on its magnitude. Together.
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Interview with Jenna from Ohm Radio 96.3FM Charleston, SC - July 1, 2020
PRAISE FOR BOOK
“The Depth of Birth says it all. In over 17 years of supporting birth in a variety of ways, this is the first book that I’ve read that has the heart, facts, techniques, and down-to-earth perspective that is essential for birthers to create the most powerful, organic, joyful experience of giving birth. Andrea’s soul of non-violence, consciousness, and commitment to what’s right, is felt through each and every carefully chosen word. I have no doubt that every reader will come away with awakened good feelings about birth and an up-leveled commitment to doing birth the “baby’s way.” Particularly note the passion and clarity of the chapters on circumcision and obstetric violence - two topics that typically get swept under the rug. But not Andrea. She is fierce and goes for it. I suggest you do too."
- Rachel Yellin, Yestobirth.com, San Francisco and Charleston, SC
“The Depth of Birth is the bellwether that delivers upgraded and conscious considerations on how to actively engage in the process of pregnancy and birth. It is a call to mothers to evaluate with eyes wide open what has been hiding in plain sight. A quiet, but radical, shift in perspective coming to the forefront, where standardized protocols of medical intervention are being understood as an option but not a necessity. The trend forward is an emphasis on gentle, non-violent, infant- sensitive, family-focused practices as optimal prenatal and neonatal care. Boyd's comprehensive and well-researched book empowers mothers to understand they have choices. It is so beautifully written, comprehensive and heartfelt-a true treasure.”
- Terry Monell, MA, Prenatal & Perinatal & Somatic Psychologist, Psychoeducation Researcher/Writer
“The Depth of Birth is a valuable resource that emboldens mothers to take the initiative for the type of birth experience they want. As a physician and surgeon for forty years, I can honestly say that reading this book taught me that there are many well-founded alternatives to the “accepted rules” of Obstetrics.”
– Carl R. Boyd, M.D., Echoes from the Operating Room: Vignettes in Surgical History
“Andrea weaves ancient wisdom, intuition, and top-rate research. A mother’s must-read, The Depth of Birth illustrates how to holistically love and care for your child from a sesame seed-sized embryo to the sacred event of moving baby through the birth canal.”
– Helen Greenfield, Healer’s Guide to High Vibes Practical Ways to Cleanse Your Energy Field
WHAT’S BEING SAID ABOUT THE DEPTH OF BIRTH
“Oh, I wish I had this book twenty years ago!”- Mother of five, Louisville, KY
“I gave it to my daughter for Father’s Day. She loves it!”- Soon-to-be grandfather, Charleston, SC
“I LOVE it!! Omg! From the acknowledgments, to the dedication, I got chills, it’s so wonderful!! The art is amazing! ALL of it is amazing!!! I won’t go out to do any markets or shows until next spring but when I do, I’ll definitely want to have your book on the table for the mamas I meet!!”- Author, Johns Island, SC
“Thank you so much for the book!!! I received it yesterday and have already read through a lot of it! It’s super informative, which is a nice shift from the birthing books I’m currently reading.”- Mother-to-be, Los Angeles, CA
“I was really thankful that you included circumcision in the book. I haven’t read any other birth-related books that are that raw and honest about it.”- Mother, Portland, OR
“Thank you so much for your unbelievably fantastic book!! I am thrilled to have it and your beautiful inscription too! It is a true work of art. I have not yet read it all but have been scanning it, gotten caught up in several areas, reading way out of order and want to go from front to back. It is so complete, I can see already. Now that I really have applied myself to understanding the vaccines and their history, I am truly horrified. So glad to see that in there, along with so many other things like circumcision.”- Mother, Prenatal and perinatal psychologist
“I love your book. I love the lightness of your tone delivering heavy stuff.” - Mother of two, Hallstead, PA
"In this age of so much pharmaceutical, political, media, and governmental intervention, this book can help women to educate themselves to make choices and not just randomly jump into anybody’s camp of beliefs about pregnancy and childbirth. We as women need to stand up in our strength, live our wisdom, and practice our knowledge so that we bring in a new generation based in truth. Thank you so much, Andrea, for writing this important book”
- Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Author of "Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful"