Four years ago, Alicia Silverstone published her lifestyle book The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Losing Weight, Feeling Great, and Saving the Planet. In that book, she shared her commitment to a vegan life, educated readers about how to eat a healthy and balanced vegan diet and explained the benefits of a vegan diet to one's personal health and the health of the planet.
Now, the actress and conservationist is talking about how she handled one of her most important roles of all — that of a mother. On April 15, 2014, Silverstone will release The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning.
When did making babies get to be so hard? Infertility is on the rise globally, affecting as many as one in six couples. But instead of considering diet and lifestyle factors, doctors pump their patients full of expensive and invasive fertility treatments. Once pregnant, women just accept that carrying a baby will be the gassy, swollen, irritable and sleepless nightmare that has become the new normal — and then they assume that new motherhood will be just as challenging, from breastfeeding woes to screaming fits.
It doesn't have to be that way. In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide that empowers women to take charge of their fertility, their pregnancy and the first six months with baby. Drawing on her own experience as well as that of obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, holistic health counselors and others, Silverstone offers advice on getting one's "baby house" in order through nutrient-rocking foods and gentle ways to boost comfort, energy and health during each trimester of pregnancy. She helps readers navigate everything from prenatal testing and birth plans to successful breastfeeding and creating a supportive "baby nest."
The result is an authoritative, one-stop guide that empowers women to trust their instincts during this vital milestone while helping them embark on a healthy and more vibrant path to motherhood.
The Kind Mama is available for pre-order on Amazon.
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