Describing the spiritual metamorphosis of a mother, Mama's Voyage navigates from the joy of birth through the emotional turmoil suffered by many mothers, and and finally to the mother finding her way again with the help of other mothers.
Currently in use by mothers support groups, nurses, physicians, and childbirth educators in many locations in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain, the book and video help to develop empathy for mothers suffering from postpartum emotional distress. For more information about postpartum depression and related syndromes, here is a helpful website: www.postpartum.net
Book The third edition softbound book written by Craig and Sheryl Cozad features reproductions of over forty vivid paintings by Sheryl Cozad with numerous additional pen and ink drawings. Available with heavyweight paper stock and the popular coil binding which allow it to be opened flat, the book may be shared with many mothers and those who care about them. Price: $30.00 (U.S.),plus shipping and handling
Video Available in its dreamlike original 26 minute format and in a more explanatory 12 minute version suitable for presenations, the video tells the story with close-ups from the paintings used in the book. Background music by Edvard Grieg and Jan Sibelius help to create an impression of the moods characterizing emotional changes in new motherhood. Price: 26-minute original $35 (U.S.), plus shipping and handling 12-minute educational version $30 (U.S.), plus shipping and handling