The First Forty Days Launches Today!

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother is released by ABRAMs publishers today! The book was born from my passion for caring and cooking for new mothers and it turned out more beautifully than I could have ever imagined.

The First Forty Days is inspired by the global traditions of postpartum care, which encourage a new mother to focus on healing from pregnancy and birth and bonding with her baby. My co-authors and I reinterpreted these ancient ways for the modern mother and her family and the result is a practical,Read More

In Her Own Words

Real mothers talk about postpartum.
We listen.

Who: Jessica K., mother of three
Location: Cambridge, England

This is PART 2 of Jessica’s conversation. Check out PART 1, here.

By the time my third child came around, being a full-time mom had left me so emotionally and physically tapped out at the end of the day that I didn’t have anything left to give my husband. I was completely touched out. Caring for the kids was non-optional, but I knew that dad would be able to go on with his day if heRead More

In Her Own Words

Real mothers talk about postpartum.
We listen.

Who: Jessica K., mother of three
Location: Cambridge, England

The first six months after giving birth are the hardest part, much harder than pregnancy and labor. It’s really challenging! Your energy reserves are the worst ever; you’re trying to master a new skill while completely sleep deprived. And I wasn’t one of those new mothers who was beaming and glowing. My body was taxed. I wasn’t getting proper nutrition and I didn’t have the type of kids I could just feed and put down. I had aRead More