Brought to Earth by Birth

See the exquisite realm of  pregnancy, labor and birth through these poignant black & white photographs. Feel the power of  poetry giving words to the beauty and profound nature of the primal experience that brings each of us into this life.

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“With simplicity and grace this book far exceeds the boundaries of its pages by encouraging us to embrace birth as a natural and life-affirming process. It has the power to speak to the souls of new parents and seasoned birth professionals alike.”  Sunday Tortelli – DONA

“I love this book and you will too. Harriette Hartigan’s keen eye and simple yet profound words bring us new insight to ponder the poignancy
and wonder that characterize pregnancy, birth and new life. I think if everyone would read this book, we’d have less violence and more love in this world.”  Penny Simkin

“Awesome read! Harriette Hartigan artfully weaves exquisite photography with softly written prose, capturing the essence of the birthing family… packed with emotions from the pregnant state to the birthing experience and beyond.”   Bernadette Clark, RNC, CD (DONA)

“I am so grateful  to you that you have provided me a way to relive my precious, beautiful, peaceful birth. A way to remind me how powerful,
life changing and intensely empowering birth is. Thank you, a million times, thank you.”  Melanie Kraut

“Brought to Earth by Birth” is a valuable gift to give pregnant women, fathers-to-be, even a boy or girl wanting to know where he or she came from. The photographs convey a deep ease and passion for witnessing women giving birth. Hartigan makes us welcome to look and to feel. And to know what is possible.”  Julia Seng PhD, CNM

“I absolutely LOVE your book!!! It is to me remarkably beautiful, poetic and profound. A pure joy to read and peruse. I’ll read it again and again. In addition, I find it to be incredibly informative and transformational in looking at the experience of birth. Well Done! ”  Scott Sperlich