Patricia Ladis PT, CBBA is a physical therapist and behavioral breathing analyst, the founder of WiseBody PT and co-founder of The First 1000 Days of Wellness, a global educational platform for practitioners, spas, and consumers to promote perinatal wellness and prevent non-communicable diseases in future generations. She is also the Chair of the Global Wellness Institute’s First 1000 Days Initiative for Perinatal Wellness. Patricia was co-founder of KIMA Center for Physiotherapy & Wellness, one of New York City’s most highly regarded physical therapy and wellness centers. She is a consultant with the USTA & WTA, an onsite PT for the US Open, and is creating a protocol program for women returning to high level sport after pregnancy. She has been an onsite PT for the Rockettes, various Broadway shows including The Producers, Lion King, and Movin’ Out, the American Ballet Theatre, and Paul Taylor Dance Company. She’s been featured in Forbes, Vogue, Men’s Health, and Ladies’ Home Journal as well as TV appearances on NBC, CBS, and Fox News. Patricia has also designed the exercise program for the first ever postpartum early-return-to-exercise study with HSS and Weill Cornell, results expected by Spring 2021.

Anita Sadaty MD, is a holistic practitioner and founder of Redefining Health Medical, a women-focused medical practice that combines conventional medical training with an integrative Functional Medicine approach.  A graduate of Cornell Medical and board-certified OBGYN, Sadaty is also recognized as a Certified Medical Practitioner by the Institution for Functional Medicine.  


The Wise Woman’s Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth is the first book to combine evidence-based science, ancient wisdom, breathing, and lifestyle medicine, showcased in a joyful, holistic approach to preconception, pregnancy and postpartum. With the combined expertise of top-tier physical therapist Patricia Ladis, who works with superstar athletes, professional dancers, and celebrities, and highly regarded holistic obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Anita Sadaty, this book supports women physically, emotionally, and spiritually, helping them to connect with their innate intuition while sharing the latest in science-backed holistic health information. With benefits beginning as early as preconception, readers will discover how to:

  • Reduce inflammation, a key cause of health issues during pregnancy and postpartum 
  • Prevent injuries and ensure a smooth labor, delivery, and recovery with an exercise plan that’s been used by famous athletes and celebrities (with photos) 
  • Strengthen, lengthen, and stabilize your body safely so you can return to a better-than-before activity level 
  • Feel calmer and more connected to your baby using breathing techniques 
  • Nourish yourself and your baby with the best foods from preconception onward

When both members of a couple are calm, fit, and well-nourished—emotionally and physically–they are more likely to experience the journey to parenthood as the joyous and miraculous milestone it should be. Let The Wise Woman’s Guide be your source of strength, connection, confidence, and wisdom.


  • Think you’re ready to have a baby? Learn when to stop taking birth control and how to start a preconception plan for you and your partner
  • Ways that functional medicine is different from traditional medicine for preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum
  • Reasons why men’s health and wellness is almost more important than women’s in preconception
  • Nausea: How breathing, certain foods and music can help
  • Postpartum exercise – yes or no?  5 Tips to get started safely
  • Deep Breaths: 4 Essential breathing practices for pregnancy and postpartum
  • 7 techniques from other cultures that US moms-to-be can start practicing now for a healthier pregnancy


  • January is Celebration of Life Month
  • January is Get Organized Month
  • January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • February is National Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
  • March is National Endometriosis Month
  • March is National Nutrition Month
  • April is Stress Awareness Month
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month


 “The advice in The Wise Woman’s Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth is invaluable, hard to find elsewhere, and simply a precious gift to moms and our future generations.”
— Elissa Epel, PhD, co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Telomere Effect 

“I experienced first-hand Patricia’s unparalleled talent as both an athlete recovering from injury, and as a new mother navigating how to safely regain my strength. This book weaves together the most critical information for any woman embarking on the journey of motherhood, regardless of stage or age. I have no doubt it will become essential reading for generations.”
— Jenna Lee Babin, journalist and Founder of SmartHer News

“Having too often witnessed the dis-ease of pregnancy, my hope is that The Wise Woman’s Guide becomes integrated into all aspects of a woman’s clinical care, from preconception to postpartum. This book speaks from a place of wisdom, and its holistic approach has been the spark for innumerable healing journeys in athletes, patients, and especially mothers. The foundational approach to breathing, movement, and nourishment in this book provide the basis for the journey of a lifetime.”
— Brian Hainline, MD, NCAA Chief Medical Officer, Professor NYU Dept of Neurology, Co-Editor, Neurological Complications of Pregnancy

 “The Wise Woman’s Guide made me want to have another baby, even though I already have three boys!  All too often, pregnancy is a time filled with fear and trepidation when it should be a period of magic, wonder, healthfulness, empowerment and confidence.  The insights, medically-founded advice, holistic perspective and sheer wisdom inside this book are delivered with strength and grace, providing words women must hear as they embark upon pregnancy.”
— Laura Gentile, SVP, ESPN Marketing and Founder, espnW