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NINE GOLDEN MONTHS - The Essential Art of Nourishing the Mother-To-Be

We're expecting! The newest addition to the best-selling book series from the authors of The First Forty Days and Awakening Fertility is available now!

There is so much noise surrounding pregnancy and birth. There are countless books teeming with information—what test does what, the “rights” and “wrongs” of eating, and “safe” or “risky” lifestyle choices—but few that hold a woman through the experience, acting as an elder sister, a matriarch, or a circle of women might hold her—with compassion, non-judgment, and, most of all, wisdom.
To the authors of Nine Golden Months, this is exactly what’s needed now, in an era of high-speed living, endless demands, and more than a little anxiety and fear.

Encouraging mothers-to-be to care for themselves—and not just their babies—during pregnancy
A woman needs to feel connected to others, rooted in the knowledge that many have done this before her, and calmed and fortified by time-honored practices that nourish her body, soothe her mind, and hold up her spirit.

The (still-growing) success of The First Forty Days showed that women are longing to experience the deeper aspects of becoming a mother.

Nine Golden Months shares timeless guidance from the authors’ extraordinary circle of practitioners, guides, and wisdom-keepers specializing in prenatal care; it draws from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, and features rituals and self-sourced wisdom, so that it addresses all aspects of a woman’s pregnancy experience: emotional, mental, physiological, and spiritual.
Nine Golden Months is available from your favorite booksellers as a hardcover or e-book, and makes a meaningful and nourishing gift for the mother-to-be in your life.


HE FIRST FORTY DAYS - The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother

It’s time to reclaim the lost art of caring for a mother after birth.

The first forty days after the birth of a child are an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother. In The First Forty Days, MotherBees founder Heng Ou, along with co-authors and fellow mothers, Amely Greeven and Marisa Belger, channeled their own experience with the Chinese practice of zuo yuezi—a period of postpartum confinement in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby—into a guide for the modern mother and her support team.

The book includes 60 simple and delicious 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—and to feed hungry partners, too.

This warm and encouraging guide also offers advice on securing help during the postpartum period, navigating inevitable relationship challenges, and honoring the rites of passage that are pregnancy and birth.

As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely “bounce back” after delivering their babies, and often feel alone in facing the physical and emotional challenges of this radically new chapter of their lives, The First Forty Days stands as a lifeline—a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance. It is the perfect ally for the first few weeks with a new baby… and beyond.



AWAKENING FERTILITY - The Essential Art of Preparing for Pregnancy

How women understand their fertility and prepare for pregnancy is a conversation that’s often kept behind closed doors—but they shouldn’t be kept secret, so we’ve brought them out into the open!

Please welcome the second addition to our series of guides for women—Awakening Fertility: The Essential Art of Preparing for Pregnancy.

The path to motherhood can be a deep and transformative process with unexpected twists and turns. Awakening Fertility is a loving and nurturing guide to accompany you along the journey, whether your desire to become a mother burns fiercely today or is a future calling just beginning to stir within.

Helpful for women at every stage of the preconception process, this book offers wisdom and guidance to support your body, mind, and spirit—including nearly fifty delicious recipes to nourish yourself deeply and treat yourself like the queen you are.



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