The Kind Mama

The Kind Mama

A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, A Radiant Pregnancy, A Sweeter Birth, and A Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning

Book - 2014
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"The bestselling author of The Kind Diet offers natural solutions for a healthier and more vibrant approach to new motherhood. 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, sleepless nightmare that has become the new normal--and then 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 empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 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 that heal and nourish, and, once pregnant, gentle ways to boost comfort, energy, and health during each trimester. 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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania :, Rodale,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781623360405
Branch Call Number: ANF 618.178 SIL
Characteristics: xiii, 354 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Neunsinger, Amy - Photographer

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amandaselene
Jul 13, 2017

She presented opinions as facts in many cases, or used poorly chosen references/misinterpreted studies or poor quality studies for her facts. If you take this book with a grain of salt she does have some interesting recipes and ideas. I liked the post-birth part of the book better than the pregnancy portion.

This book continues in the tradition of Silverstone's first publication 'The Kind Diet' which seeks to convince us that eating vegan will, in fact...or at least because she thinks so, save not only the planet but ourselves as well. This book is even MORE self-righteous and closed-minded than her first book (yes, it is possible)! I felt Silverstone was bragging about her perfect pregnancy and birth and unfairly manipulated her health into proof that all pregnant mothers should adopt her 'kind diet'. And what is she suggesting anyway? That those who don't follow her vegan ways are therefore 'unkind'? I'm all about natural foods and stuff but this book is basically a narcissistic scrapbook of unverified claims from a very privileged woman.

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boowie
May 22, 2014

This book a wonderful perspective on being a vegan, ethical mother. While I don't agree with every point she brings up, I do agree that she loves her child more than anything in the world, and there are excellent pointers on how to be a kind, loving, genuine first-time mother.

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Oh yay, a whole sub-chapter entitled "Should I eat my placenta?"

"....go on my website for a list of my favorite brands."

"Nasty Food #1: Meat"

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boowie
May 22, 2014

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