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Maternal Journal

A creative guide to journaling through pregnancy, birth and beyond

Laura Godfrey-Isaacs Samantha McGowan



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Pinter & Martin Ltd.
21 October 2021
Maternal Journal is filled to the brim with ideas, support and inspiration to create your very own journal through your pregnancy, birth and parenthood. This easy-to-use and beautifully illustrated book will help you explore your creative voice and develop a regular journaling practice using artistic tools and techniques that fit in with everyday parenting.

Inside, you will find more than 80 unique guided journal exercises created by leading artists, midwives, doulas and therapists to boost your creativity and wellbeing and help you reflect during this transformational stage of your life.

Write a list poem with poet Hollie McNish, build a self-care alphabet with writer Laura Dockrill, or make your journaling manifesto with writer and performer Bryony Kimmings. Be a revolutionary mother with artist Barby Asante and explore daily drawings with live artist Bobby Baker.

Based on the award-winning global community movement, led by artist and midwife Laura Godfrey-Isaacs and communications and content producer Samantha McGowan, Maternal Journal promotes the simple but radical concept of expressing thoughts, feelings and experiences creatively in a journal to promote positive mental health and wellbeing throughout your parenting journey.
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Imprint:   Pinter & Martin Ltd.
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 190mm, 
ISBN:   9781780667454
ISBN 10:   1780667450
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Laura is a mother, artist, midwife, creative producer and birth activist. She uses her knowledge and experience in the arts together with midwifery to explore new and exciting ways to support autonomy, mental health and human rights through pregnancy and the experience of being a mother and parent. Sam is a mother and a communications specialist who has spent more than a decade working on global creative campaigns and projects. After her son was born, Sam was surprised at how little space there really is to process emotions and connect over these shared and sometimes challenging experiences. She truly believes Maternal Journal goes a long way in addressing the gap.

Reviews for Maternal Journal: A creative guide to journaling through pregnancy, birth and beyond

A brilliant creative guide to navigating and chronicling the momentous experience of pregnancy, birth and parenthood. An inspiration, a refuge and a solace. An essential addition to every family and extended family! Louisa Buck, art critic

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