From a long lineage of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, Heng Ou (Hahn Oh) birthed MotherBees after she had her third child. Inspired by the healing foods she experienced during her own regimen of zuo yuezi, the Chinese tradition of postpartum care after birth, Heng set out to give Los Angeles mothers the same care. She studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and is the co-author of The First Forty Days–The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother, published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of ABRAMS