If you’re looking for a gift for a new mom, I have just the thing for you.
Thief River Falls native Lisa (Ault) Jost recently published her first cookbook, "The Doula’s Cookbook for New Moms: Ideas and Recipes for a New Parent, Busy Parent or Doula."
Jost, who attended UND, is a doula (a woman trained for labor, birth and postpartum care of a mother offering continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother and her family). Her book offers more than 100 easy-to-prepare recipes and ideas, organized by meal type, and are put together to ensure efficiency and ease of use. The recipes are short and simple to make, according to a press release.
Says Jost: “It became evident that I needed to streamline mealtimes both at my home and with my clients,” she said. “Meal ideas and preparation time can be a real issue when your family is hungry now.
“My belief is that every new mother deserves to have an advocate and be taken care of to ensure a positive birth and postpartum experience,” Jost added. “After working with some of my postpartum mothers, I realized it would be convenient to have this collection of meal ideas in my bag to help them decide what to eat.”
According to the release, Jost is a birth and postpartum doula with Everyday Miracles, a Twin Cities based nonprofit agency that provides pregnancy and labor support as well as prenatal education in a supportive, non-judgmental community for at-risk pregnant.
Jost lives in Maple Grove, Minn., with her three children. Her husband is serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
For some tasty recipes, go the Herald food page.