Asking for a Pregnant Friend
Nita Landry, MD, OB/GYN from The Doctors on CBS
“Asking for a Pregnant Friend is a fun, relatable book that will resonate with moms and moms-to-be around the world.”
Marisa Belger, coauthor of The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
“Asking for a Pregnant Friend tackles the most pressing (and sometimes embarrassing) questions about pregnancy and birth with striking thoughtfulness and honesty. Bailey Gaddis is a bright and refreshing voice in a sea of predictable pregnancy resources. I will be pointing my expecting friends in Bailey’s direction!”
Alanna Ubach, actor
Bailey has this instinctual, profound talent in making you feel empowered with her words of wisdom. This is a must read that will give you the confidence and the insight you need as a first time mother-to-be.
Debra Pascali-Bonaro, Director of the documentary Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret, and Bestselling Author of The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Baby
This is the book I wish I had when I was pregnant. With the warmth of a best friend, Bailey's wise, loving compassion guides you to address your fears, and answers your questions that prepare you for a healthier and happier pregnancy, labor and even an Orgasmic Birth. And she doesn’t stop there. Bailey's essential insights into the challenging first weeks and year with your baby answer common questions from parents about feeding, sleep and sexuality. This book will provide you with a tool kit of skills and resources to navigate the challenges, and embrace the joys of parenting. It's a new favorite in my classes!"
Satya Twena, co-founder of AMMA, hat maker
“Motherhood is full of surprises, some are welcomed and others... we are too ashamed to talk about. Bailey has done all mothers and future mothers a huge service by taking our "secrets" and compiling them into an easy to read, smart book.”
Jennifer Ollestad, psychotherapist
“In Asking for a Pregnant Friend, Bailey Gaddis has the best way of speaking the unspeakable and connecting us to the psychological aspects of pregnancy, which is vital for all mothers and moms-to-be to better prepare for and endure this monumental experience. I highly recommend reading this book!”
Kristen Vadas, writer and producer
“Guilt and horror, be gone! Nothing you are feeling or experiencing on this wildly life-altering journey is wrong, weird, or shameful. Bailey Gaddis sets it all on the table and unpacks it with thoughtful care, honesty, kindness, and a rich (and comedic) personal experience. Asking for a Pregnant Friend is a treasure trove of information on pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood, delivered in the most modern, supportive, and encouraging format. Bailey’s pitch-perfect, sage, and sure-footed advice feels like it’s coming from the best friend you wish you had.”
Meghan Rudd Van Alstine, PhD, psychologist
“Bailey Gaddis isn’t just an engaging writer; she brings a wealth of experience in pregnancy, birthing, and motherhood to this book. She dares to go to the places that every woman wonders about. Let her hold your hand and lead you there. You will feel more at peace after you have navigated your own wilderness.”
Rachel Kolar McCord, writer and artist
“Asking for a Pregnant Friend is so brave, essential, and thorough. Bailey Gaddis’s writing is conversational yet poignant, revealing yet compassionate, and bold and feminine. To have answers to these sensitive and vulnerable questions — given with such care, intelligence, humor, and practicality — is absolutely crucial for all mothers, whether it’s their first pregnancy or fourth. As a mother to two children, I wish I’d had this book as my ally earlier! It’s going to become my go-to gift for every expecting family.”
Brittany Sanders, artist
“Asking for a Pregnant Friend fills a void as the wise, funny, witty, and commonsense mama mentor that we all need during pregnancy but is so difficult to find in our society. This book is laugh-out-loud funny and relatable for anyone who has found themselves pregnant and questioning what on earth is going on with their body and emotions.”
Carrie Ruscheinsky, actor and producer
“Asking for a Pregnant Friend is the book mamas-to-be have been waiting for! Bailey Gaddis’s candid, loving, and no-BS voice will soothe and calm you before, during, and after your pregnancy. This is the book I wish I’d had for each of my three pregnancies. Reading it now lets the thrice-pregnant me feel relieved, informed, and taken care of by my dear friend Bailey. A must-read for any person considering having a child.”
Sophie Ward, founder of
Milk + Seed
“Bailey Gaddis has written the book every woman of childbearing age wants to curl up with and devour. This is the book that answers the juiciest questions, concerns, and what-the-hecks, and it’s written with the warmth of a knowing, open, hilarious friend. This book will liberate so many mothers.”
Feng Shui Mommy
Alanna Ubach, actor,
Coco and Legally Blonde
"I finished Feng Shui Mommy in two days. This is my first pregnancy, and I had so many questions and fears about pregnancy and childbirth. The internet is a bottomless cesspool of information — most of it terrifying. Feng Shui Mommy appeased me. My anxiety turned into excitement. Now I’m aware of what my body is capable of doing all on its own, and all my strength is waiting to be used in pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. Thank you, Bailey Gaddis, for helping me recognize that power!"
Pam England, coauthor of
Birthing From Within
"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."
Zhena Muzyka, author of Life by the Cup
“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.”
Jessica Cauffiel, actor, Legally Blonde and White Chicks
“As the saying goes, ‘Even mothers need to be mothered,’ and Feng Shui Mommy mastermind Bailey Gaddis, in her refreshingly authentic and honest, inherently trustworthy voice, does just that. Like a long-lost best friend, she creates a welcoming, nourishing oasis of safety, empowerment, and support for new mothers. She seamlessly weaves practical yet profound, ever-reassuring, often hilarious, and absolutely indispensable pregnancy and birthing wisdom with nurturing, uplifting food for the soul and spirit: the perfect recipe for a healthy, healing, joyful experience of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood."
Kelli Schaffte, Blogger at Peace to the People
"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."
Lindsey Jane, Blogger at Notes from the Parsonage
"Bailey is hilarious. I’m sure we’d get along great in a Mommy group. The book is very encouraging, yet honest about the process of becoming a mother. It is really applicable for a first time mom or a seventh time mom like myself. We all know pregnancy is this giant miracle, the piece of creative work here on earth. But we also know it comes with hemorrhoids, stretch marks, uncontrollable belching, and plenty of other super fun things they write entire pregnancy books about. Bailey acknowledges these unfortunate parts while still reveling in the miraculousness of it all."
Rebecca and Josh Tickell, Sundance Award–winning filmmakers and founders of Big Picture Ranch
“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.”
Robin Gerber, author of Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way
“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!”
Kristi Schoeld, MD
“This book is very well written and easy to read, with excellent ideas to make your birth experience the best it can be. Every birth experience is unique; childbirth is primal, and your experience is influenced by your culture. Fear of the unknown makes the experience worse, and preparation makes all the difference. Being open to what you and your baby need will make your experience better. The goal of every delivery is a healthy mom and healthy baby. This guide is a tool that may help you find balance and comfort in your life overall, not only in childbirth.”