by her own pregnancy and birth experience, Hegland takes the
reader upon the month-by-month journey traveled by every mother-to-be....Hegland’s
rich prose style makes it all a joy to read.” Booklist
Life Within explores the astonishing miracle of human
conception and gestation from three unique perspectives. Each
of its nine chapters corresponds to a month in a typical pregnancy,
and describes what is happening during that time from the
perspective of the author’s own experience as well as
through the lenses of medical science, and the stories, customs,
and beliefs that people around the world and throughout time
have used to attempt to understand where babies come from
and how they should be welcomed into the world.
with a series of original woodcuts by Gayle Hegland, The
Life Within: Celebration of a Pregnancy is truly a celebration
of one of life’s most significant experiences.