Millions of mothers are born each year. From the moment a baby is born, the world seems to focus on childcare, but what about mothercare? Enter Dayna Kurtz, the brains behind Huffington Post's Mother Mattersblog. From postpartum depression and "baby blues" to healing meals and postnatal exercise, Kurtz guides new and veteran mothers alike through the best practices to care for themselves during their first year of motherhood. Her unique approach also includes less common methods like acupressure, expressive arts therapy, and more to help mothers boost their mental health and reclaim their identity. Backed by irrefutable research and personal anecdotes, Mother Matters is the guide every mother needs to not only survive but thrive!
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About the Author
Dayna M. Kurtz, LMSW, CPT, is a leading authority on the subject of women transitioning to motherhood and serves as Director of the Anna Keefe Women's Center at the Training Institute for Mental Health in Manhattan. She is a licensed social worker and NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer with an additional certification in training pre- and postnatal clients. Dayna is a contributor to The Doctor's Book of Natural Remedies (Rodale, 2017). Dayna also serves as a Real Answers expert on TheBump.com. She has written or been consulted on articles for the websites of The Today Show, Pregnancy & Newborn, Big City Moms, Pregnancy Corner, and WAGmagazine among others, and writes the Mother Matters blog for the Huffington Post. A sought-after speaker, Dayna regularly presents on the subject of mothercare.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Childcare. Eldercare. Mothercare? What’s “Mothercare?”
Chapter 2: Acupuncture (and Acupressure): The Benefits of Pins & Needles
Chapter 3: Expressive Arts Therapy: More Than Arts & Crafts
Chapter 4: Feed Me! Healing Meals for Mamas
Chapter 5: “Flexercise:” How a Little Workout Can Go a Long Way
Chapter 6: Maternal Massage Therapy: “Hands-on” Healing
Chapter 7: “Om” Away the “Baby-Blues” and Some Other Things Too
Chapter 8: And Baby Makes Three...How Bringing Baby Home Can Bring a Couple Closer
Chapter 9: Talk isNotCheap: The Value of Talk Therapy
Epilogue: The Woman Beyond the Mother
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My wife picked up this book and, when I saw it on her nightstand, I was intrigued by the idea behind the title. It never occured to me that along with every new baby comes a new mother. I decided to skim through it and was hooked. While every woman may have a maternal instinct, there is no shortage of books, blogs and podcasts to help her learn how to provide for her baby. But a font of information to help her transition to her new role as mother? Harder to come by and especially hard to find are authoritative sources for the information. That's what impressed me about the book. It's clearly written, practical information is based on verified studies done by experts in the field. That said, it is also a fun read, full of anecdotes from real life experiences which are a great source of both instruction and inspiration. I only hope that Dayna follows this up with a similar book for new dads!