The Mommy Plan
Restoring Your Post-pregnancy Body Naturally, Using Women’s Traditional Wisdom
For the very first-time food science, anatomy, and medical science are put behind core tenets of one of the most effective traditional post-pregnancy recovery programs in the world. Specific guidelines and recommendations surrounding a mother’s diet, activities, and personal care after childbirth are presented in detail. How food is used as medicine and why certain foods can negatively or positively affect the healing capabilities of a woman’s body as it transitions back to a non-pregnant state are answered. The traditional recovery guidelines presented in this book have been adapted for a western diet and lifestyle making it easy, and cost-effective, for a recovering mother to incorporate them into her daily routine. Suggestions of how staple meals can be adapted to the recommended cooking guidelines as well as sample recipes and shopping lists are included.
Why this book is relevant to expecting mamas:
- Moms are Searching for Ways to Speed-Up Recovery from Pregnancy.
- Post-pregnancy Recovery Information Void in the U.S.
- Asian Post-pregnancy Healthcare in a Global Lead Position: Don’t Underestimate Them, Understand Them.
- The Daddy Plan.
By Valerie Lynn
Private cookbook for coaching clients and students
“Food is used as medicine. Postnatal recipes based on food science that supports body’s healing and recovery.” By Valerie Lynn
Insights from Industry Experts
President of Doulas Association of Southern California (DASC)
Author, Fathers-to-Be Handbook, Global speaker
Director, Hypnobabies Network in Cypress, California
Director of the Restorative Exercise Institute
Therapist & Daddy Educator, Founder, Empowered Papa
Master Aromatherapist, Founder, Elizabeth Reynolds Lux Aromatics, Postpartum Support Coordinator (PSI), Ventura, California
Executive Director, Postpartum Doulas, CAPPA, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association
Author, Touching Heaven – Tonic Postpartum Care and Recipes with Ayurveda, Founder, The Sacred Window, Ayurvedic Postnatal Doula
Founder, Center for Women’s Fitness, (12 countries)
|The Mommy Plan
|Foreword Ibu Robin Lim, CNN Hero of the Year, 2011-2012
|Chapter 1 The Postpartum Epidemic in America
|Chapter 2 What do American Women Do To Recover From Pregnancy?
|Chapter 3 Taking Care of Mom = Taking Care of Baby
|Chapter 4 The Womb is a Woman’s Life Force
|Chapter 5 Why You Need a Mommy Plan?
|Special Section Post-pregnancy Precautions
|Special Chapter 6 Post-pregnancy Precautions: Diet DON’TS
|Chapter 7 Post-pregnancy Precautions: Diet DO’S
|Chapter 8 Post-pregnancy Precautions: Activity
|Chapter 9 Postpartum Precautions: Personal Care
|Chapter 10 Herbs to Avoid while Breastfeeding
|Chapter 11 Turmeric, the Healing Spice
|Special Section Remembering the Daddy
|Chapter 12 The Daddy Plan
|Post-pregnancy Parting Thoughts: Be Your Own Hero
|1. What are the Differences Between Midwives and Doulas?
|2. Doulas Do A Lot!
|3. Midwives, the Baby Catchers
|4. Baby Nurse, Newborn Care Specialist, or Night Nanny?
|5. Traditional Post-pregnancy Practitioner
|6. Hypnosis for Childbirth: What is it – and Does it Work?
|7. The Genius of the Placenta
|8. The Miracle of Kangaroo Care
|9. Baby Planners, Much more than just Baby Showers