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

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

by Heng Ou, Amely Greeven, Marisa Belger

Narrated by Emily Durante

Unabridged — 5 hours, 22 minutes

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

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

by Heng Ou, Amely Greeven, Marisa Belger

Narrated by Emily Durante

Unabridged — 5 hours, 22 minutes

Heng Ou

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Overview

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 40 days provide a lifeline — a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance.

The audiobook 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.



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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.—Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein, Filmmakers, The Business of Being Born

Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein

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

BN ID: 2940172311352
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication date: 12/10/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 1,189,714

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