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Printed Booklet - A Gentle Start, Angela Stokes-Monarch

Printed Booklet - A Gentle Start, Angela Stokes-Monarch

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"A Gentle Start" is a handbook of conscious parenting choices for new parents. For many, the prospect of parenthood can seem quite overwhelming, with so many new things to consider! Let this book help to guide you into conscious choices for a more enjoyable, nourishing and rewarding family experience.

In "A Gentle Start" you can learn about:

  • the unexpected bodily changes that pregnancy can bring
  • foods/herbs and activities to avoid during pregnancy
  • tips for preparing for your best birth
  • Oria Berry Monarch's unassisted home water birth story
  • how to successfully Lotus Birth
  • things no-one tells you about life post-partum
  • guidance for optimal nourishment during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • practical guidance for "attachment parenting" techniques
  • tips for raising a "diaper-free"/"Elimination Communication" baby
  • shopping lists for eco-friendly/attachment parenting choices

    Drawing on both her own experiences as a new parent and her extensive research in this field, Angela shares here in this book, in one place, everything that she says she would have loved to have known in advance of parenthood.

    Help yourself to experience a gentle start!

    What people are saying about "A Gentle Start":

    This is such a gift! I loved it! :) I learned a lot from it and I know it will be so beneficial for new mamas! There are so many people that don't know that much about natural pregnancy, nutrition & home birth and this is an incredible resource. There is so much information from the water/lotus birth, to unassisted birth, to the burping, to the swaddling, to the is packed with practical and simple wisdom! :) ~ Alexandra Jaye Johnson -

    I think the way you write and connect is sooo different. It's like you're in the room talking to you. It's really gentle and I think the "everyday" woman would be more receptive to the ideas and choices in it because of that :) Such a different energy to most Baby/Parenting Guides, so refreshing! ~ Donna Marie Watson -

    I really like your book. It is a very genuinely written account of your experience. The honesty comes through in the things that might not normally be talked about in the more visceral and personal challenges of pregnancy/birth. For me this is the most useful in reading other women's testimonies - how to face the challenges, keep faith, and rise above. You are able to cover a wide variety of topics in a concise way, which I think will be helpful for a lot of people. All the main points are introduced and then you follow up with a super helpful list of further reading and extra resources. Personally I appreciate the concluding lists of useful/not so useful baby products. I have spent lots of time browsing through them all only to close the website later on because there are so many choices. I've even googled something to the effect of 'green baby products best list' :) ~ JS

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