GOLDEN MONTH: CARING FOR THE WORLD'S MOTHERS AFTER CHILDBIRTH ~ JENNY ALLISON
This is a beautiful New Zealand book that is very dear to my heart when I had my first baby.
Golden Month outlines a holistic approach towards postnatal care that amalgamates the best practices from different cultures throughout the world.
An acupuncturist and teacher, Jenny Allison has spent a decade researching this book. Golden Month aims to debunk the anxiety-inducing myth of the perfect postpartum body. It focuses on a mother’s long-term well-being, looking at both mental and physical health.
Golden Month also explains the importance of nutrition and includes nutrient-dense recipes to ensure optimum recovery during the postnatal period.
"Too often women feel challenged to expect too much of themselves when they most need care and attention, this book is an excellent reinforcement to that other voice of reason that needs to be heard in postpartum care." – Dr Suzanne Cochrane, lecturer in traditional Chinese medicine, University of Western Sydney
"I am very confident that Golden Month will be of enormous benefit to women, regardless of their background or culture." – Paddy McBride, MHSc (TCM), President, New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Inc
Format: Hardback (110mm X 180mm) 144 pages
For the past 20 years Jenny Allison's passion has been working, studying and teaching on the well-being of women and children with Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has trained in this area with traditional practitioners in London, Sydney and Hangzhou.
With the births of her children, she developed her interest in the care of mothers after childbirth with Traditional Chinese medicine; this was reinforced when she spent time in West Africa and learnt about the postnatal traditions of her own multicultural family. She began talking with more mothers and grandmothers from other parts of the world, and was fascinated by the similarities in their traditions, and by how essential good care was for mother and baby in these societies.
At the same time her training in Chinese medical theory was helpful in interpreting the reasoning behind their practices. She decided to record her experiences so that women from all over the world could share their knowledge and learn from each other.