Golden Month

Book Author Jenny Allison
Rights Available World excl. NZ, Australia and UK

Golden Month: Caring For The World’s Mothers After Childbirth (Rev. Ed.) outlines a holistic approach towards postnatal care that amalgamates the best practices from different cultures throughout the world. An acupuncturist and teacher, Jenny Allison has spent a decade researching this book. Golden Month aims to debunk the anxiety-inducing myth of the perfect postpartum body. It focuses on a mother’s long-term well-being, looking at both mental and physical health. Golden Month also explains the importance of nutrition and includes nutrient-dense recipes to ensure optimum recovery during the postnatal period.

About the Author
Jenny Allison is an acupuncturist, graduate of Acupuncture Colleges Australia and the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. She has a BA in languages and a diploma of teaching.

Jenny’s first book, Golden Month: Caring for the World’s Mothers After Childbirth encapsulates her professional work and passion. It contains a decade’s worth of research and personal anecdotes collected from women around the globe, sharing their stories and experiences for the mutual benefit of mothers the world over.

For the past 20 years her passion has been working, studying and teaching on the well-being of women and children with Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has trained in this area with traditional practitioners in London, Sydney and Hangzhou. With the births of her children, she developed her interest in the care of mothers after childbirth with Traditional Chinese medicine; this was reinforced when she spent time in West Africa and learnt about the postnatal traditions of her own multicultural family. She began talking with more mothers and grandmothers from other parts of the world, and was fascinated by the similarities in their traditions, and by how essential good care was for mother and baby in these societies. At the same time her training in Chinese medical theory was helpful in interpreting the reasoning behind their practices. She decided to record her experiences so that women from all over the world could share their knowledge and learn from each other.


Beatnik Publishing


110 x 180mm


Non Fiction

Health and Wellness

Publication Date
1/02/2016 revised April 2021

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ, Australia and UK

Rights Agents:


Susanne Theune, Beatnik Publishing

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Too often women feel challenged to expect too much of themselves when they most need care and attention, this book is an excellent reinforcement to that other voice of reason that needs to be heard in postpartum care.

Dr Suzanne Cochrane, lecturer in traditional Chinese medicine, University of Western Sydney

I am very confident that Golden Month will be of enormous benefit to women, regardless of their background or culture.

Paddy McBride, MHSc (TCM), President, New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Inc