LESSONS OF LABOR: One Woman’s Self-Discovery Through Birth & Motherhood

Lessons of Labor offers a message quite different from most self-help parenting titles. Julia demonstrates how our challenges are opportunities to become more courageous and compassionate and that one of the most valuable lessons of motherhood is to learn to trust ourselves above all others. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or at your local bookstore.


“Julia Aziz learned much beyond what labor and birth can be like; she guides us through her musings on the lessons gained from her labors–about life as a woman, life partner, mother, and human being.”
Penny Simkin, author of The Birth Partner, co-founder of DONA International

“An enlightening read
Foreword Reviews

“Aziz’s lessons touch the lives of every woman, no matter their walk in life.”
US Review of Books

“What sets this book apart from other parenting titles is that it’s not about giving advice or focused on imparting how-to knowledge. The delicate beauty of her prose connects with the deepest kind of female strength.”
Portland Book Review

“This book is essential reading for anyone who is a mother, has been mothered or is about to embark on the journey of motherhood.
Carrie Contey, PhD, founder of Evolve