Memoirs of a Singing Birth
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Romantic, inspiring, informed. This is the book that will change your perception of birth. An intimate story where pregnancy and labor are seen as an empowering initiation, where fear is transformed by chanting and pain is channeled into music. An exotic quest for natural birth that will take you to the island of Bali and its birth traditions. Lotus birth described in practice. Witty and honest. More
“Having squatted beside Elena Skoko as she brought her daughter Earth-side, I feel I have seen Hathor, the Egyptian Goddess of Love, Music and Beauty, roar with her Lion nature. Drunk on tenderness, endearment, lust and devotion, even when she was bent in pain, this woman sang! This book is a love story, spun for all women, read it, give it to your daughters to relish. Elena generously shares her evolution from Maidenhood to Motherhood. She is still so young, yet as a storyteller she is a Crone, a ‘keeper of time’, a wise one. While this book is intimately her story with her man Bluebird and their baby Koko, it belongs to our culture and era, for Elena has tapped the ethos of woman. Jeannine Parvatti Baker said; “Healing Birth Heals Mother Earth.” In an age so desperate for atonement, this small family rises to the exceptional everyday miracle, birth and beyond. You can too.” Ibu Robin Lim
Singer and artist Elena Skoko shares her life and discoveries on the path to motherhood that takes her from Croatia to Rome, from Rome to Bali in search of the perfect birth.
Memoirs of a Singing Birth is a story of a personal quest for natural birth that ends up in a rural village in the heart of the island of Gods with the help of “guerrilla midwife” Ibu Robin Lim. While giving birth, this rock'n'roll woman sang. Her path to motherhood is exotic, adventurous, unusual, but also witty and deeply emotional. This is a story that will leave a trace in your heart changing your perception of birth forever, whether you’re expecting children or not.
Memoirs of a Singing Birth is a magic love story about a woman, her man and their child. It is also a personal research of contemporary and forgotten birth practices summarized in simple and amusing way, making this ebook a charming initiation to pregnancy and labor. You will find out how the author and newborn mother succeeds to overcome the labor pains by using her voice, a practice much easier and agreeable than one can imagine. The ebook describes in detail and with photos the practice of lotus birth. 20% of the revenues from the ebook are devolved to Yayasan Bumi Sehat natural birth centre in Bali.
“Refreshing, uplifting, and empowering - You won`t be able to put Memoirs of a Singing Birth down.” Kristen Burgess, naturalbirthandbabycare blog
“The book is truly a pleasant read and an inspiration for women who want to birth in their own way.” Mamapoekie, authenticparenting blog
"Unabashedly interweaving her birth story, moving seamlessly back and forth through past events, lessons learned, and her birthing time, Ms. Skoko fortifies the reader to trust in her body, know her options, and seek a more holistic birthing path. I recommend her book for inspiration, education, and empowerment." Nicole D, Bellies and Babies blog
“This is an interesting book to read if you enjoy reading birth stories. I love the inside view of birth in a different culture. It was poetically written, very descriptive and I enjoyed the love story of Elena, Roberto and their baby Koko. Thanks for sharing your birth experience with the world!” enjoybirth blog