Intimate stories from notable and influential women that celebrate the early stages of life and the start of motherhood.
A book that changes the narrative about postpartum, Life After Birth illustrates what life is really like after birth—not just days and weeks later, but also years afterward. What is the transition to motherhood really like? From a parent in the military to a mother’s pregnancy of 42 weeks, Life After Birth is filled with accounts of strength, resilience, and power. Every birth is a unique story. While we tend to focus our attention on the arrival of a baby, in pregnancy parents are also introduced to a new self. Life After Birth reflects on the many physical changes as well as the myriad of feelings that are brought on by this transformation and the inseparable bond a new life brings. Revealing real experiences and raw emotions, this book is a celebration of life and a celebration of the human body.
About the Author
Joanna Griffiths is the founder and CEO of Knix, one of the fastest growing companies in the intimate apparel space. Knix has been at the forefront of bringing conversations around body positivity, fertility, mental health, and the postpartum experience into the mainstream. Domino Kirke-Badgley is the co-founder of Carriage House Birth, a doula collective based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She is a birth doula, childbirth educator, and mentor who has been doing birth and healing work for over a decade. Ashley Graham is a model, entrepreneur, and an activist and leader of the body positive movement. Amy Schumer is an award-winning writer, stand-up comedian, and actress. Christy Turlington is a model, charity founder and campaigner, and filmmaker.
"Joanna Griffiths and Domino Kirke-Badgley first launched Life After Birth as a photo exhibit in New York City. But the response was so great they knew they had to continue in their mission to "change society's postpartum narrative." Life After Birth, a collection of portraits that celebrate and highlight the truth of postpartum for women of all ages and backgrounds, is their answer." —PEOPLE