Meet Bailey

(I don't usually write in third person, but when I do, I write a comprehensive bio.)

Bailey Gaddis is a mother and author of Asking for a Pregnant Friend: 101 Answers to Questions Women Are Too Embarrassed to Ask About Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood and ​Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood.

She is also a Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Birthing Doula, HypnoBirthing® Practitioner, HypnoMothering® Practitioner, a founding member of the Ojai Valley Birth Collective, past IVF coordinator, and contributor for Working Mother, Fit Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Newborn, Disney’s parenting site Babble, Elephant Journal, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Scary Mommy, Natural Solutions, Natural Mother, Your Tango, American Baby, Green Child, Huffington Post, and more.   


Bailey supports families navigating cancer by volunteering her Hypnotherapy services at the cancer resource center, Ojai Cares. In addition, Bailey volunteers for the Parent Care Program at Secure Beginnings where she offers in-home support to parents of newborn babies.


She lives in Ojai, California, with her husband, son + bun in the uterus oven.

And now for the serious stuff...

  • I run a lot, and very slowly. Okay... I speed walk a lot.

  • I can’t stand losing at Pictionary. Can't. Stand. It. 

  • I could survive off sushi, mint chocolate chip ice cream and avocados. And yeah, sure, give it to me all at once.

  • I went to an event (inside!) the White House hosted by Michelle Obama to promote her Let's Move! campaign, and I will never stop bragging about it. 

  • I take pictures of my baby sleeping. And I will never stop referring to him as my baby. 

  • When New World Library confirmed my book deal I got so excited I peed a little. I had a vaginal birth...