Birth Space

Gabrielle Nancarrow

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Written by Gather founder, mother of three and birth doula Gabrielle Nancarrow, The Birth Space is rich with comprehensive information about the birthing landscape that will empower you to choose the path to parenthood that feels right to you – whether that be a hospital, home or birth centre birth.

Filled with moving photography by Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd (@ilsa_whk) and Hayden Trace (@feelinghomeagain) as well as intimate real-life stories from contributors covering pregnancy loss, IVF, same-sex conception, home births, caesareans and more, The Birth Space is the essential companion for anyone who is seeking guidance as they enter this new chapter of their life.

Industry reviews

'In her new and very thoughtful book, The Birth Space, doula and author Gabrielle Nancarrow renews our appreciation for the magnificence and wonder of the process. From preconception to matrescence, with sensitive storytelling and beautiful photography her words of wisdom bring back normalcy and common sense. The Birth Space fills a large void in the world of pregnancy books and I highly recommend it.' – Stuart J. Fischbein, MD FACOG

'Gabrielle Nancarrow has gathered and shared the wisdom of this pathway, honed by midwives, doulas, and mothers, to which she’s added her own special sauce of lived experience and stories, blended with the latest in innate birthing practices. The result? The Birth Space, in which you will find the information and support that will take you from conception through matrescence, with deeper calm, confidence and power. As a midwife and MD, I welcome you into this sacred space, with joy.' – Aviva Romm, MD, author of The Natural Pregnancy Book, Natural Health After Birth and Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health

'Blending heartfelt storytelling with the wisdom of a doula and a mother, The Birth Space will educate and empower you to own your birth experience and make informed choices that feel right to you. A must-read for all birthing families.' – Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake, filmmakers of The Business of Being Born