"As you transform yourself from Maiden to Mother may you remember the story of the Maiden Goddess and her journey through the challenges of fear, shame, control, trust, staying present, perseverance, and acceptance as a touchstone of hope and motivation during moments of doubt or despair. May the lessons of courage, sovereignty, inner truth, and intentional surrender live in your heart as you move through postpartum and beyond. Many blessings, Mother."
Labor Like A goddess
Written by two birth doulas and intuitive healers, this book tells the metaphorical story of a fictional goddess who must walk through 7 Gates of Transformation in order to become a Mother. At the final gate, she must surrender to the ultimate sacrifice-spiritual death-so she can be reborn into motherhood. Each gate perfectly illustrates the 7 emotional, psychological, and often subconscious sacrifices that every laboring woman experiences, whether willingly or not. This book is a guide to help pregnant women understand birth as a divine journey and master how to walk through each gate with empowered sacrifice, purpose, and zeal through tools, rituals, and integrative practices
About the Authors
ALEXANDRIA MORAN is a birth & postpartum doula, child birth educator, and psychic healer. Her practice focuses on empowering women to find the courage and motivation to heal from within as their greatest act of service and motherhood for their children.
LAUREN MAHANA is a birth doula and intuitive healer fueled by a passion for integrating different forms of healing to create a truly holistic experience for birthing families. She has a powerful drive to help heal the wounds of the collective through the creation of sacred birthing spaces.
Once upon a time, there was a Maiden Goddess who was young, beautiful, and full of life. She
was abundant and happy and lived her days picking flowers, dancing in the sun, making magic
with the forest animals, and enjoying amazing sex with her Beloved life partner. She was happy,
but couldn’t help feeling that something was missing in her life. She felt a deep stirring within—a calling from her womb to create.
She longed to become a mother.