What started as a letter to her unborn child became what is today, The Mommy Greenest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond Rachel Sarnoff, better known as Mommy Greenest, wrote the eBook as a resource for expecting moms. She decided to design and publish The Mommy Greenest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond after banging her head against the brick wall of agents and publishers who told her the market for an eco-focused pregnancy book was saturated. Although she knew her pregnancy book was different—the sass of the Girlfriend’s Guide meets the essential info of Dr. Greene—she was so tired of fighting that she put the manuscript in a drawer and forgot about it. Until a few months ago, when a friend called her in a panic to ask about VOCs—her infant nephew had just been admitted to the hospital and was having trouble breathing, and his parents were looking to reduce the toxic chemicals in his environment. After sharing information through email, text and phone calls, she realized: This would be so much easier if she could just send them her book.
With a little help from Acure Organics, Barlean’s, Mixbook, Naturepedic and Weleda she was able to publish the book. You can read the book online or order a copy for $22 by contacting Rachel directly through her website.