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Published on May 24, 2016
In a sea of books dedicated to caring for the baby after birth, this beautiful book shifts the focus to “mothering the mother.” Inspired by global traditions of postpartum care, it shares 60 simple nourishing and warming recipes to restore and replenish the mother’s body after birth, including healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas. In addition to the recipes, The First Forty Days offers realistic advice on arranging a system of help during the postpartum period, navigating inevitable relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth. Written by: Heng Ou, Amely Greeven, & Marisa Belger. Published by Abrams 2016.
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Credits: Production for the People, Directed by Carolyn Chen, Edited by Nahall Esteghamat, Written by Tommie William & Amely Greeven, Art Directed by Heng Ou & Carolyn Chen