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First Forty Days

The First Forty Days book, based on author Heng Ou's own postpartum experience, offers an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother after the birth of a child. Loading...
$37.00

The First Forty Days book offers an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother after the birth of a child. Based on author Heng Ou's own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of "confinement" in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth. As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely "bounce back" after delivering their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifeline-a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance.