Alicia Silverstone’s Advice for New Moms

In her new book, The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone–actress, music video star, bestselling author of The Kind Diet and founder of–offers us over 300 pages of great insight and advice on getting pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy and thoroughly enjoying the beginning of our lives as moms.

Silverstone draws on her own experiences, as well as that of top nutritionists, holistic experts, obstetricians and midwives to help the reader make the best choices along the road to motherhood. From recipes to advice on exercise, breastfeeding, relaxation techniques, doing your kegels, dealing with those intent on critiquing your parenting choices–even “touchier” subjects, like the case against circumcision and how to care for your healing body after giving birth–she pretty much covers it all.

“I wanted to provide women with a book that was full of valuable information that would help them get pregnant, have an ailment-free pregnancy—free of the conditions we assume are unavoidable—know their birth options, empower them to make choices that are best for them, and help guide them so that they can have the most healthy little baby. And I wanted it all in one, accessible place. It’s the book I wish I had read when I was pregnant with my little man,” says Silverstone.