Monday, 12 March 2012

My New Book is Here: "A Gentle Start" :)

Hellooooooooo everyone, I’m *SO* excited :)))))
As you may have noticed, I’ve been more-or-less “missing in action” the last few months in terms of blogs and newsletters, following the birth of our beautiful baby daughter, Oria Berry Monarch on 11-20-2011.

Well, alongside nurturing this little bundle of joy these last few months, I have also been slowly and steadily working away at another project too, which I just completed and am ready to share with the world today… I am so excited to announce the arrival of my new ebook on “conscious parenting” choices for new parents:

“A Gentle Start” is here :)))
I have never written a book that flowed as easily and clearly as this one – I really enjoyed the process and trust that others will find much value in this book too… Here’s a taste of what it includes:

*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

…and here’s what people are already saying about “A Gentle Start”:
It's great! I learned a lot from it and I think it will totally be beneficial for new mamas! I loved it! :) I think that there are so many people that don't know that much about home birth and natural pregnancy and nutrition and all of that...that this would be such a gift... 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! :)

I think the way you write and connect is sooo different. It's like you’re in the room talking to me. 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' :)

Just beautiful Angela. It's clear and informative, supports and encourages parents to listen within for their answers and power...while also balancing that with some knowledge from those with passion and experience of the pregnancy and birthing process. It provided me hope, a rather intimidating reality, and a knowledge that I have the strength to see it through. Thank you for sharing YOU!
Alara Wood - raw mother to be one day.

You can get your own copy of “A Gentle Start”
HERE right now – enjoy :)))


  1. I wish I would have had this 8 years ago when my first child was born. Now we are on a continual journey to nourish our children the right way while battling the schools' & social standards' diets. Mass confusion for them as we didn't have our diets in mind until we started learning more about our food a couple of years ago.

  2. So lovely to see what has occupied your time since the arrival of your beauty berry. May I trouble you with a question? Does Oria suck on her thumb and, if so, do you discourage her from so doing? Thank you if you have opportunity to answer - no worries if not :)

  3. Gentle Births should be teached in pregnancy classes. SO much terror in delivieries. Bad for mother babies. Can not wait to read the book. cheers

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  5. BEAUTIFUL BABY...YOU BOTH ARE BLESSED!! They grow way too fast!!