Feng Shui Mommy (Paperback)
Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood
New World Library, 9781608684717, 320pp.
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Impending motherhood serves up a confusing cocktail of heroic strength and terrifying vulnerability. Our culture has seized on the "vulnerability" part of this experience and tends to reinforce a pregnant woman's insecurities instead of encouraging her to embrace this most natural time and trust her body, her intuition, and her own mind. Feng Shui Mommy takes a different approach, helping the expecting mother build her own unique, epic journey to motherhood. It's about supporting her while she shores up her mind-body-spirit alignment so she can best handle the cosmic kick in the uterus and juicy kiss on the soul that pregnancy is. Bailey Gaddis guides women through the experience, providing specific suggestions for mind, body, and spirit for each trimester (including the "fourth," after birth), leading to birth preparation designed for each mother and baby, and culminating in strong mother-child bonding. She includes detailed and practical information about prenatal exercise and nutrition, birth preferences and birthing positions, breath work, breastfeeding, and much more. Her advice allows mothers to welcome delight and curiosity into the journey while taking each phase with purpose and calm -- and even a sense of fun. This comprehensive guide makes challenge and change joyful, allowing new life to be as incomparably wonder-filled as it is meant to be.
About the Author
Bailey Gaddis, C.Ht., HBCE, is a childbirth preparation educator, birth doula, and hypnotherapist who works with mothers-to-be, new mothers, and their support teams. She is also a regular contributor to media outlets including Disney's Babble, Working Mother, Pregnancy & Newborn, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Woman's Day. In addition to her childbirth-prep work, she volunteers for families in need of postpartum support. She lives in Ojai, California. A percentage of the author's revenues will be donated to support maternal health care.