The bestselling authors of the First Forty Days encourage mothers-to-be to care for themselvesâ€”and not just their babiesâ€”during pregnancy
There is so much noise surrounding pregnancy and birth. There are countless books teeming with informationâ€”what test does what, the â€śrightsâ€ť and â€śwrongsâ€ť of eating, and â€śsafeâ€ť or â€śriskyâ€ť lifestyle choicesâ€”but few that hold a woman through the experience, acting as an elder sister, a matriarch, or a circle of women might hold herâ€”with compassion, nonjudgment, and, most of all, wisdom. To the authors of Nine Golden Months, this is exactly whatâ€™s needed now, in an era of high-speed living, endless demands, and more than a little anxiety and fear.
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 authorsâ€™ 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 womanâ€™s pregnancy experience: emotional, mental, physiological, and spiritual.