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The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother

by Heng Ou and Amely Greeven

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ISBN: 9781617691836
ANNOTATION:
A gentle, nurturing guide for new mothers, filled with encouraging and essential advice for the early postpartum weeks
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  • Hardcover
    $28.04
ISBN: 9781617691836
ANNOTATION:
A gentle, nurturing guide for new mothers, filled with encouraging and essential advice for the early postpartum weeks

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A gentle, nurturing guide for new mothers, filled with encouraging and essential advice for the early postpartum weeks

Publisher Description

The first 40 days after the birth of a child offer an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother. Based on author Heng Ou's own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of "confinement," in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth.

As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely "bounce back" after deliver ing their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifeline - a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance.

The book includes 60 simple recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of the new mother. In addition to the recipes, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the post partum period, navigating relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth.

The First Forty Days, fully illustrated to feel both inspiring and soothing, is a practical guide and inspirational read for all new mothers and mothers-to-be - the perfect ally during the first weeks with a new baby.

Author Biography

Heng Ou is the founder of MotherBees, a food and lifestyle company supporting women through every stage of motherhood.

Amely Greeven is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Clean.

Marisa Belger is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and websites including Natural Health, Prevention, Travel + Leisure, and New York.

Review

"It gently posits the argument for curling up in bed for several weeks post-birth and is filled with replenishing recipes to knit you back together." -- Baby

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Women are beginning to see the range of choices they have during pregnancy and birth, but the journey isn't over when the baby arrives. Bringing our attention back to the importance of the postpartum period for new mothers helps to create space for this essential period of integration and recovery. The First 40 Days is an invaluable companion during the first 40 days and beyond.

Product Details

Author
Heng Ou, Amely Greeven
Short Title
1ST 40 DAYS
Publisher
Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
Language
English
ISBN-10
1617691836
ISBN-13
9781617691836
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Year
2016
Subtitle
The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
Country of Publication
United States
Pages
224
Publication Date
2016-04-26
Illustrations
50 colour photographs
Audience
General/Trade