Written for the woman who is journeying through one of life's most remarkable spiritual and physical experiences, this is an uplifting, empowering approach to the process of childbirth and motherhood that reflects on ancient wisdom about this enduring miracle, from the goddess of fertility to the Mother Goddess herself. Unlike other childbirth and parenting books that are clinical or practical in nature, Releasing the Mother Goddess is a unique volume that focuses on the mystical process of creating new life. It offers holistic exercises and explorations that cover both emotional and physical concerns. It celebrates the feminine life cycle, from maiden to mother to crone. And it shows how that cycle resonates from ancient times and goddesses to modern moms in the 21st century.