The Healthy Motherhood Journal: Practices, Prompts, and Support for Women in Baby's First Year
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About the Author
Martha Sears, RN, is a registered nurse, former childbirth educator, La Leche League leader, and lactation consultant who most recently coauthored The Healthy Pregnancy Journal. With renowned pediatrician Dr. William Sears, Martha is the coauthor of more than 25 parenting books, drawing on her experience with their eight children (including Stephen, who has Down syndrome, and Lauren, their adopted daughter). She contributes to the content of AskDrSears.com and is noted for her advice on how to handle the most common problems facing today's mothers with their changing lifestyles. Martha lives in Southern California and is blessed to spend tons of time with her 15 (for now) grandchildren. She enjoys reading, gardening, sailing, and ballroom dancing with her husband of 53 years.Hayden Sears Darnell, MA, mother of three, is a certified health and nutrition coach who loves helping families and individuals on their journey toward better health. She is the coauthor of The Healthy Pregnancy Journal and contributing author to The Healthy Brain Book. The oldest daughter of Dr. William and Martha Sears, she has worked with the Sears Family Pediatrics medical practice for over 15 years as wellness coordinator. She is a featured writer for AskDrSears.com and has been a guest on TV shows and news stations sharing nutrition tips, healthy meal options, and the benefits of baby wearing. Hayden is excited to cohost the Dr. Sears Family Podcast and travels all over the world speaking about how to keep ourselves and our families healthy. She received her MA from Azusa Pacific University and resides in Southern California. Having homeschooled for 10 years, she now volunteers at her kids' schools and enjoys dancing, performing arts, and yoga. Erin Sears Basile, MA, first-time mom, is a certified health and wellness coach, yoga teacher, fitness instructor, and published author. Through her own health transformation, she quickly caught the health and fitness bug and is honored to help others find their passion for health. She is a featured writer for AskDrSears.com and has been a guest on TV shows and podcasts including Hallmark's Home & Family, The Dr. Nandi Show, and Just Jenny. She holds an MA in music from Azusa Pacific University, as well as a Master Health Coach certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute and multiple fitness certifications. In addition to fitness, she also teaches voice and piano lessons, owns a health and wellness coaching business, and is a published author of The Dr. Sears T5 Wellness Plan. She encourages and guides her students to live a joyful, connected life one day at a time.