About the Book
Twenty one mothers from around the world unite their voices in the book “Birth As You Please” to share their birth stories and portraits in order to inspire, empower, and advocate the right to choose how to give birth: where, when and with whom. This is a book where the diversity of the birth-giving experience will be portrayed through colors and words, and where art is used as a medium that elevates human existence and immortalizes the essence of motherhood.
Birth As You Please will feature the stories of each of the women interviewed by Amancaya Xristina both written in their own language and translated into English. Accompanying each story is a breathtaking portrait made by the author herself, representative of the woman’s story.
This is a book celebrating the process of motherhood, pregnancy, and one’s entry into life. It showcases women from different cultures as they carry their children into this world. The book also explores cultural questions of what the best method of birth is, and advocates for a woman’s right to choose how her baby will enter the world, hence the title “Birth as You Please”.