Manda Aufochs Gillespie is an ecological designer, researcher, and author of the Green Mama series of books. She has been dubbed the â€śgreen guruâ€ť and has appeared on HBO, ABC, and CBC. She lives in British Columbia. Visit her website at thegreenmama.com.
â€śI wish Iâ€™d known that when I was pregnant!â€ť
Itâ€™s a feeling all parents know: Wanting to keep our children safe and thriving in a risky world. What happens during pregnancy sets the stage for the rest of a childâ€™s life, so the Green Mama is here to help make this period healthier, happier, and toxin-free for both mother-to-be and baby.
Infertility? Swollen ankles? Difficult birth? Toxins hurting your baby? Most expectant parents think, â€śIt wonâ€™t happen to me!â€ť And they all pray, â€śNot my baby.â€ť But from conception through to birth, families today arenâ€™t getting what they expect â€” or expecting what they get.
What parents crave is one part health researcher and one part caring grandma, someone to help clear the path through an increasingly cluttered, busy, and toxic world. The Green Mama speaks to scientists, researchers, and mothers to find out what issues, decisions, and avoidable dangers have the greatest impact on our childrenâ€™s health. Sweeping away the confusion, she brings trusted advice for todayâ€™s expecting parents. Full of gentle guidance, humour, and a trove of specific advice from dependable sources, Green Mama-to-Be is the essential guide for todayâ€™s expectant parent.
The Green Mama helps parents â€” and expectant parents â€” become what they were always meant to be: experts on caring for their own children.