”I recently had the chance to review Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood. I was intrigued by the idea of balance and harmony, and bliss in the face of the challenges of motherhood.
There were elements of the book I really liked. I liked the focus on working with your natural tendencies and making adjustments to focus on balance, on keeping everything in harmony, and of really being able to enjoy even the hard experiences. It also really encourages moms to trust their own intuition, which is valuable advice, since what works well for one mom might not work well for another, and there’s nothing wrong with doing something differently (as long as it’s still safe).
There are specific suggestions for all four trimesters (including immediately after birth) to help ease stress and prepare for the next stage. The book also touches on a lot of topics, including feeding, birthing positions, and more.”
“I genuinely recommend this book to any future mama or any woman curious about pregnancy, motherhood, or learning more about this ultra-transformational time in mother’s lives. Feng Shui Mommy is an intelligent blend of scientific understanding melded with an intuitive trust of ourselves, our desires, and needs as wise and knowledgeable women.”
“Gaddis used the five elements of Feng Shui, applied to three levels (physical, mental, spiritual), to anchor her perceptions and process what she was experiencing. With or without that framework, she has written a book which offers pregnant women and new mothers a way to maintain balance in all areas of their lives and always find the joy in what is an extremely stressful process.”
“Bailey’s gloriously grounded approach and her normalizing of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood elevate the experience to its rightful place as a spiritual milestone and the transformational opportunity of every woman’s lifetime, to step into her truest, richest, and most resplendent, liberated self: balanced, confident, powerful, harmonious, and whole — the Feng Shui Mommy! This delightful, inspiring book had my ovaries popping, my oxytocin pumping, and my heart champing at the bit to embark on the awesome, miraculous magic-carpet ride of mommyhood all over again!”
“This book is very well written and easy to read, with excellent ideas to make your birth experience the best it can be. This guide is a tool that may help you find balance and comfort in your life overall, not only in childbirth.”
“Bailey Gaddis has a beautiful and magnetic gift for allowing women to make much-needed shifts within themselves in a fun, spirited, and interesting way. Her approach is holistic yet entertaining, deep yet relatable, and it makes you laugh out loud while you tackle the big changes and fears pregnancy brings. This book is like having a trusted and wise sister to hold your hand and tell you everything you need to know as you embark on this journey.”
“With wisdom, wit, and honesty, Bailey Gaddis offers mothers heartfelt advice that is as fresh as it is insightful. Bailey leads readers through a new, wonderful journey toward motherhood. If you’re pregnant, ‘just breathe,’ and read this book!”
“Meet Bailey Gaddis, the fresh-voiced, bright-eyed, fully engaged mama mystic whose knowledge and passion for helping mothers find their bliss before, during, and after pregnancy are truly inspiring. A book brimming with fabulous resources, humor, and beautiful reflections, Feng Shui Mommy will be a favorite companion for your journey to motherhood and beyond.”
“We love Bailey Gaddis’s sense of humor and authenticity throughout the book! This is such a great tool for mamas who want to be empowered, and it can lead them to have a more magical birth than they thought possible. Bailey is a gifted teacher and an incredible, essential part of any birth.”
Bailey Gaddis brings a fresh new approach to holistic prenatal preparation in this uplifting and reassuring book that draws from the harmonizing principles of feng shui. An engaging read that takes your mind on a gentle trip down a river of wisdom, inspiring the reader to practice self-care and enjoy personal growth throughout the childbearing year.