Suzanne Arms – I am the author/illustrator of 7 books on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and adoption. My book on birth, called Immaculate Deception (published 1975) was named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times. My passion is the creation of non-violent, sustainable communities and societies. In 1978 I co-founded one of the first out-of-hospital birthing centers.
I am founder and director the nonprofit/charity Birthing The Future®, located in Colorado, USA. BTF focuses on the Birth and the Primal Period (the time from pre-conception to age one) and the mother-baby bond. During the Primal Period, lifelong patterns of fear and defense or love and trust are laid down in the baby’s developing brain and nervous system.
I advocate for a paradigm shift in how we bring babies into the world and how we protect and support childbearing women and the critically important mother-baby bond, which starts before conception. The Time Is Now is a global project of Birthing The Future. We create International Symposia and Roundtables, films, posters, bookmarks, pamphlets and other inspiring educational materials.
to gather, embody, and share knowledge
in service of human & planetary wellbeing and
sovereign, creative self-expression
a world where the interconnectedness of all life is honored and respected, where each take responsibility for learning,
healing, and leadership in pursuit of noble expression,
and where the capacity to love – and be loved –
is the highest note in our symphony of evolved expression