Birthrites – Rituals and Celebrations for the Child-bearing Years

Birthrites contains practical support, ideas and inspiration for anyone seeking to create ceremonies for themselves or their communities to help navigate the territory of fertility, birth and beyond.  It is of special use for doulas and midwives.

Birthrites Published by  Permanent Publications, with illustrations by Imogen Oxley.

“A special book.  Even just reading it through is good for the soul.” Lucy Pearce

“Jackie’s writing on our need for ceremony is eloquent, wise and clear. ” Sue Gill, author and celebrant


Birthrites is available as a paperback or ebook.  Buy Birthrites

“Jackie encourages us to be couragous, inventive and experimental.  She inspires us to find ways to make these ceremonies inclusive and heartfelt, to trust our instincts and our community to support us and bear witness.”  Glennie Kindred, from the Foreword.

From time to time I offer talks, workshops and courses for people interested in learning more about these rituals and ceremonies.  Please contact me to organise an event, or subscribe to my mailing list if you would like to be kept in touch.

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