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The Kind Mama


About The Kind Mama

When did making babies get to be so hard? Infertility is on the rise globally, affecting as many as one in six couples. But instead of considering diet and lifestyle factors, doctors pump their patients full of expensive and invasive fertility treatments. Once pregnant, women just accept that carrying a baby will be the gassy, swollen, irritable, sleepless nightmare that has become the new normal—and then assume that new motherhood will be just as challenging, from breastfeeding woes to screaming fits.

It doesn’t have to be that way. In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby. Drawing on her own experience, as well as that of obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, holistic health counselors, and others, Silverstone offers advice on getting one’s “baby house” in order through nutrient-rocking foods that heal and nourish, and, once pregnant, gentle ways to boost comfort, energy, and health during each trimester. She helps readers navigate everything from prenatal testing and birth plans to successful breastfeeding and creating a supportive “baby nest.” The result is an authoritative, one-stop guide that empowers women to trust their instincts during this vital milestone, while helping them embark on a healthy and more vibrant path to motherhood.




  • Evette Contreras

    <<<<<<333333 sooo excited :)

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  • Shannon Waite

    Have mine on pre order! I am so excited I cant wait to read it! <3

  • Jessica Mays

    Alicia, do think I would benefit from this book having a now 8 month old? Is there much in it about parenting? Or mainly pregnancy?

  • Lindsay

    Kind Mama comes out on April 15th and I am due to become a Mama on April 22nd! :) Yay.

  • Cristina Herrera Sánchez

    que lindo esta Bear y tu saludos desde chile

  • laura louie

    To respond to Jessica’s query, hell yeah it’s helpful! I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an early copy of THE KIND MAMA last night and was up until 1am, learning, yearning and loving every page. I have 3 daughters, ages 21, 17 and 7, all raised vegan and am so damn proud of Alicia for sharing her knowledge and stories in such a beautiful, loving and accessible way. I’m already making my list of expecting families and ordering a box of books to send and keep as baby presents. Finally, a book I can highly recommend!

    • Colette

      Hi. Any tips on feeding a baby under 1 year old vegan foods my family aint happy n say I will make my child malnourished!

      • NothingToSeeHere

        The bulk of an infant’s nutrition up to 1 year of age is breast milk (or formula), so most babies are mostly vegan anyway. You should contact a registered dietician if you’re unsure of what to feed your baby.

      • Ashley

        My daughter is 13 months old and I am raising her vegan. She eats lentils, beans, seitan, tofu (but only sprouted tofu and only twice a week). She also eats a ton of fruits and veggies. She loves Chia seed pudding and cashew cheeses. Always keep in mind that it’s YOUR child. I had a lot of people upset with me but my little girl is happy, healthy and has NEVER been sick! So much for malnourishment. You get MORE protein from veggies than from meat!

  • Colette

    Im sad to say I had an awful time which resulted in hospital stays blood pressure pills and c section. I therefore did not produce breast milk my stress was so bad. She is now six month n im still overweight.Im goin plant based so is my hubby n baby. If only I had this book.

  • Emily

    Love this! I loved being pregnant, had the most amazing birth experience and even loved the sleepless nights with my newborn. People never believe me…but it’s all about your mindset. I did not have an easy labor. I had HELLP Syndrome and was not able to have the medical intervention free experience I had hoped for – the room was dark, I had a cath and was on magnesium, was not allowed out of bed, was induced…and so on…luckily I was able to deliver vaginally and it will always be the best experience of my life. <3

  • C Riley

    I tried the link for the giveaway from the email, but the link was broken. Is it possible for you to share it again here?

  • Sharee Fischer

    Just ordered this for my daughter she is due Aug, 3rd :)

  • Lillian Shipp

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a kind way of potty training?

  • Julie Swartout

    I have my copy of the “Kind Mama”! I love all of the great vegan living and Eco Friendly Lifestyle information! I think this book is great for ANY Vegan that needs Vegan and Eco Friendly Lifestyle/Living advice!!!

  • Nadia – VeganMotoGirl

    I have been looking for this type of book everywhere. I don’t know why I didn’t think to look here!

  • Aubrey Snyder

    Once upon a time, six years ago, birth control wreaked absolute destruction on my health and my life. Only natural, medicinal herbs and a clean diet could restore balance to my body’s ecosystem. I’m on a quest now to achieve a viable pregnancy. I’ve never found friends who actually believe in and support a holistic lifestyle. My husband does his best to support my beliefs, but he too struggles with understanding why someone would want to eat such an “extreme” diet. With this book, I feel as though I have an advocate, a friend who “gets it!” I want desperately to experience a blissful pregnancy, a truly peaceful and amazing adventure; and I want it to open some eyes too along the way. Maybe someone will say, “Hey, I never knew it could be like that!”

  • pitoune

    My twin girls are now 11 so I missed the boat on being able to leverage on all of Ms Silverstone’s kind wisdom but I appreciate how this volume encompasses everything that I culled together from various sources. I would very much have liked to have had this information ‘before’ I needed it so that I could have given myself permission to parent intuitively rather than trying to satisfy others’ notion of appropriate child care. For example after months of hiding the fact that my daughters didn’t sleep in their cribs and after a few dismal heart wrenching attempts to make them I found Elizabeth Pantley’s The No Cry Sleep Solution. I cried like a baby from sheer relief knowing that I wasn’t alone, I wasn’t crazy and I wasn’t an irresponsible parent. This book will validate what you are feeling as a new mom and guide you in the direction that intuitively feels right.

  • Gary Harryman

    What a lucky little guy to have such a great Mama.

  • Tiffany Wright

    Alicia, we met at the Natural Products Expo. I mentioned that we are building a natural wellness healing center & store in Woodland Hills. We are having a party at Pussy & Pooch in Beverly Hills next Saturday from 4:30-7pm to benefit an animal rescue center my friends and I are creating, and we would be so happy if you could make it! I’d love to email you info, if you give me an address. I’m making vegan food for everyone! Thank you for inspiring me! <3 <3

  • Alejandro Viloria

    Alicia I was just watching Aerosmith videos and I saw you there, i was just wondering how ur life was and im glad u r doing ok lol being a great mom an dedicated to your family best wishes for you =D

  • Peter

    Hi Alicia. Had a great time in NYC this past weekend. Saw the Seeing Forever Tower and watched from above NYC at night. Awesome views.

  • Lauren Crawford

    Any tips for a pregnant Kind Mama who works full-time and doesn’t have the time every evening to cook a vegan meal from scratch? Does anyone know any pre-made brands that are organic, vegan and ACTUALLY healthy?

  • Soumyo Mookerji

    Seeing this video and thinking of “Adrian Forrester” cute, little and attractive Alicia S. You were my very first CRUSH, your gesture has not even changed a bit. I was 13 then and now 36!. Stay blessed :)