This is an unprecedented time to embark on the journey of motherhood. You are part of a new generation of women elevating empowerment in all its forms. As such, you deserve a pregnancy and birth book made for you—which is what guided us as we created The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama.

Whether this is your first baby or your fourth…

Whether you’re still deciding about pregnancy…

Whether you already have a baby on the way…

Becoming mama involves your body, mind, emotions, lifestyle, relationships, schedule, spirituality, worldview—and, most of all, your heart.

The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama celebrates the wonder of your new baby and honors you through this profound life transformation. Inclusive, holistic and evidence-based, this book was made to lovingly and supportively embrace your unique motherhood journey in all its power, complexity and beauty.


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The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama


This book won’t bog you down with demands, give you more to be worried about, or tell you what to do. Instead, we’ve filled this illustrated guide with the best knowledge, wisdom, and support we have to offer, including:

  • Getting pregnant—planning, conception, fertility challenges, and finding the right care provider and birth strategy for you
  • Pregnancy month by month—how to understand, nourish, and support your own body and your baby’s health throughout your pregnancy
  • Giving birth—everything you need to feel empowered and prepared through the four stages of labor
  • The “fourth trimester”—helping you heal, process your experience, and thrive in the super-important and often ignored postpartum period
  • Tests and complications—no scare tactics, no intimidation; just good, well-researched information about the ways you can best prevent and prepare for challenges
  • Partners, friends, and family—our best tips for your whole support team
  • The many faces of mama—adoption, surrogacy, fostering, and the beautiful variety of motherhood experiences
  • Answers to the most common questions mamas have about finances, maternity leave, baby gear, relationships with family, nutrition, fitness, and much more

Peek inside here!

Expert praise for The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama

“Mothers around the world deserve the guidance that this book offers: unconditional support and access to expert-backed, non-judgmental information. This book is the first of its kind to support the whole woman through the whole journey from getting pregnant, to birth, postpartum, and beyond. The maternal wellness revolution has arrived.” —Christy Turlington Burns, founder, Every Mother Counts

“Motherly is leading the conversation about how pregnancy, birth, and postpartum transforms a woman’s world―and The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama is their greatest contribution yet. Women deserve all the support as their bodies, minds, and lives transform, and this book delivers it with so much heart.”—Katrina Scott, cofounder, Tone It Up

“The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama is like having an entire birth team on your nightstand…it offers grace, empowerment, and support for however and wherever you find yourself on the becoming mama journey.”—Anthonia Akitunde, founder and editor-in-chief, mater mea

“THE essential guide to pregnancy and birth has finally arrived. The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama is the only book you need to get you through this adventure. It’s woman-centered, warm, and informative . . . it’s the book I wish I would’ve had, and the one I’m so excited for you to have.”—Natalie Gordon, founder and CEO of Babylist

“This epic book is a cross between an encyclopedia and a wise aunt. In this thorough and comprehensive resource, the Motherly team offers equal doses of wisdom, love, and cold hard facts so that each new mother can develop the confidence that she desperately needs on her pregnancy and motherhood journey. A soulful and dependable guide for all women.”—Kimberly Ann Johnson, author of The Fourth Trimester

Real mamas’ praise for The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama

“This book is really well written and covers all the topics you need from before conception to postpartum. The topics were exactly what I was looking for. The book’s presentation and chapters made me feel relaxed and calm while being informed… I am a high risk, over 35, first time mom and this book was perfect for me. I feel empowered, more in control & prepared after reading this book.”Jarmuz

“This is a beautiful book! I wanted a pregnancy book with a kind tone and this is it. It speaks to every type of pregnancy situation and makes the reader feel like they’re doing everything right, which is important when it’s all very new information. I felt secure reading it. Some pregnancy books are very judgmental and have a harsh tone but this one is friendly and encouraging. The illustrations are also really nice!”Becca

“I am in third trimester and even though I am past some of the information in this book, I am so glad I purchased it. I have a few birth books that have been helpful but the format and information within this one far surpassed those. I plan to buy this for my friend who just found out she is pregnant. It’s a must have and the style of writing is familiar and intimate so that you feel like a friend is giving you all the info.”Sarah

Take a closer look at The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama here. You’ve got this—and we’ve got you!