For this episode I sit down with one of my best friends, Lucy Brooking, who is about to have her first baby. We dive deep into the lack of tradition, ritual and knowledge that our society holds around the importance of the postpartum period, especially the first forty days. Our conversation stems from two main books - Golden Month by Jenny Allison & The First Forty Days by Heng Ou. Learning more about this is helpful whether you’re pregnant yourself or someone close to you is and you want to know how best to support them. We share about the importance of rest, warmth, support, nourishment and massage, as well as how to ask for and accept this sort of help. You should be treated like a queen during this vulnerable time and come out the other side feeling strong and healthy, physically as well as mentally and emotionally.