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The First Forty Days: Being a New Mother

By Heng Ou

$37.95

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Why this makes a great gift

Books make for such meaningful gifts; they have an entire world inside of them that can truly impact and inspire that special someone. This book will help your recipient learn more about the wonderful world of self care. We always tell our loved ones to take care of themselves first but we often forget to take our own advice. Why not empower your loved one to take steps in ensuring they’re being kinder to themselves? This book is perfect for self care lovers!

Product 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 deliver­ing 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 post­partum 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.

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