We've been busy at work on a secret project and are so excited to share this news:
Motherly is publishing our second book!
We're thrilled to present to you: The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama: Redefining the Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Journey, published by our friends at Sounds True.
We wrote this book to coach and inspire women through this season of transformation. It is the expert-driven, evidence-based pregnancy book we wish we'd had when we first became mothers; the one pregnancy book focused on you.
We invite you to take a sneak peek inside: The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama.pdf
This book is a celebration of mothers. It offers a new and comprehensive way to fully show up for women as they navigate this journey—with stunning illustrations by Stepha Lawson.
We'll walk beside you through all of it: The decision to have a baby, conception, every week of your pregnancy, birth and the oh-so-important fourth trimester. (We will also be with you through the hard stuff, should that become a part of your story.)
Here's what you'll find in The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama: Redefining the Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Journey:
- All the TTC, pregnancy and postpartum information you need—with none of the fear
- Guidance that acknowledges that you are your own amazing woman with unique dreams, experiences and needs
- Inclusive messaging that offers women from our diverse community the opportunity to see themselves within its pages
The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama: Redefining the Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Journey is inspired by our community and written by an expert. We worked with real women to find out exactly what they needed in a pregnancy book, and then asked Motherly's Digital Education Editor and midwife, Diana Spalding, to write it.
The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama: Redefining the Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Journey is 100% judgment-free. It is not our job to tell you what matters to you; only you know that. This book will provide you with evidence-based, well-rounded information so that you can make the best decisions for YOU and then support your choices.
The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama: Redefining the Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Journey focuses on your whole self. Every aspect of your life is impacted on the journey to becoming a mama, and you deserve a book that addresses all of it:
- Monthly opportunities for personal reflection
- Your beautiful baby's weekly development
- Prenatal appointment prep + guidance
- Discussion guides to talk + connect with your partner or village
- Work coaching for career progression
- Nourishment + movement advice
- Symptom management
And so much more.
Our baby will be available for purchase in April 2020. If you're too excited to wait (and want to lock in the lowest price), you can preorder where you love to buy your books.
As an extra sneak peak, we are so excited to present the amazing contributors who shared their expertise and love with us to make The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama the phenomenal resource that it is:
Kymberlie Berrien, Massage Therapist and Doula
Sarah Bjorkman, MD, OB/GYN and Motherly's Medical Advisor
Brooke Cates, Certified Personal Trainer
Tiffany Dufu, Author and Women's Advancement Coach
Aimee Eyvazzadeh, MD, OB/GYN
Rachel Gorton, Sleep Consultant and Motherly's Business Development Director
Tiffany Han, Writer and Life Coach
Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Registered Dietician Nutritionist
Catherine Keating, Author and Yoga Instructor
Stepha Lawson, Artist, Doula, and Counselor
Sharen Medrano, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant
Dr. Claire Nicogossian, LMFT, Author and Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Chrissy Powers, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Niki (Amita) Saxena, MD, Pediatrician
Bola Sokunbi, CFEI, Certified Financial Education Instructor
Carolyn Wagner, MA, LPC, PMH-C, Psychotherapist