Maternal Health

A Taste of Our Own Medicine

Essential reading for any future or current mothers and fathers, for those who care about them and our communities!

Available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle version!

There is an epidemic that is going on. It is estimated that one out of every two mothers are affected by it. No one is talking about it, but a lot of women feel it. Intense fatigue, emotional fluctuations, memory issues, hormonal and other health complications, which for some, can be debilitating and even life threatening. It’s called Postnatal Depletion, being depleted after having a baby and can extend from the first days of birth to more than ten years later, possibly predisposing the mother to later health complications.


There is a different reality after giving birth than what is presented to us. All women don’t just snap back into shape after having a baby and if they don’t feel good, it’s postpartum depression. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Danett Bean (Doctor of Acupuncture & Asian Medicine), preventive care, women’s health specialist, integrative medicine practitioner and survivor of postnatal depletion uncovers the roots to this phenomena as a societal issue and offers practical solutions to preventing and ending this condition.


If you are an expectant or new mother, father or plan to be one someday, experienced parent, or you have parents that you care about in your life, you can’t afford to not read this book. This book comes with helpful tools, including: Postnatal Care Template, Dr. Danett’s personal list of things that helped her to recover, Directory of Resources and a list of Specifics Tips To Help Support Mothers, plus video contributions from maternal care experts.

Kathryn McFadden

I have a MS in Nurse-Midwifery, am a current NICU nurse, former L+D nurse, lactation consultant (ALC), INNATE Certified Post-Partum Care Specialist, Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, and baby-wearing educator &doula in training. The depravation of comprehensive postpartum care in our culture is so profound, its hard to know where to start when trying to DIY your recovery. Moreover, people who do not have an understanding of health outside of the allopathic model of care may not realize how essential "complementary" healthy care modalities are to thriving (as opposed to just surviving) after having a baby. A Taste of Our Own Medicine is a great intro to these issues! You can read it in one sitting, has lots of practical/ useful advice, correctly identifies our culture/ societal neglect as the primary reason women struggle post-partum, and gives ideas on how to confront those issues as well. Will be recommending/ buying extras to lend to doula clients and pregnant friends!