From “Attending” to “Zone,” Wild Naked Ladies is a pictorial alphabet celebrating birth. Each letter has a two-page spread where it is lovingly illustrated by a photograph or artwork and accompanying text. For example, “Bonding” features a black and white photograph of a father holding his newborn while an older child looks on. The text is an excerpt from The First Hour of Life, by Marshall Klaus, MD.
You’ll love “Instinct,” with its photo of a mother embracing her newborn. Included in the text are these words of wisdom: “I like to think that every laboring woman is given a sacred ‘how to’ birth script.... She reads it by instinct.” The smiling baby of “Laugh” will make you smile; the text is the story of how laughter brought on labor. “Womb” is illustrated by a lovely color photo of a pregnant belly; the text includes the poem “Rocking” by Gabriela Mistral.
Other words include “Kindness,” “Prayer,” “Receiving,” “Universe” and “VBAC.”
Buy Wild Naked Ladies for yourself. Or buy it as a special gift for someone who loves birth and babies as much as you do.
Paper, 62 pages