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"The First 8 Days of Being a Mom is a wonderful practical guide for new moms. It's an invaluable resource to tell you what is normal, what to expect and what to do for you and your baby's first days together."

Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, authors of "My Best Birth" and filmmakers of "The Business of Being Born"

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"Love this Book!! This Book was so helpful to my husband and I when we were sleep deprived and needed a quick refresher on what to do. I also love the fact that it's a book that is quick to the point and gives you the most important information. It is so hard to sit down and read some of these mommy to be books that are 300 + pages and they talk in circles. This book was a awesome read and I recommend it to all my new mommies to be!"

Erica Darensbourg, 5 stars on Amazon.com
 

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The guide on how to take care of the new mom and newborn!

  • "It's an invaluable resource ......"     Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein
  • "A must have for any family approaching childbirth!" Pamela Pimentel, RN CEO MOMS Orange County
  • "This book will bolster a sense of emotional ease on multiple levels...."  Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.
  • "Postpartum Doula's dream guide ...." Postpartum Doula Natasha
  • "The First 8 Days brings the presence of a knowledgeable and caring helper into your home....." Karima Khatib
  • "It’s a “right to the point” workbook ....."  Heather Hill  

The First 8 Days of Being a Mom is a friendly, easy-to-read hands-on guide that leads you through what happens on delivery day as well as the next few eventful, exhausting, exciting days. It explains how to take care of the new mom as well as the newborn. For example:

  • How, when and how often to breastfeed
  • How to change a diaper
  • How to relieve exploding breasts
  • How to know if your baby is feeding enough
  • Why new moms are perspiring so much and crying (boohoo, I am so happy)
  • When and how to start exercising

The manual with 80 pages is short and simple because no one has time to read an encyclopedia when you’ve just had your baby. You will find day-by-day information about maternal care, recovery and newborn care and it has lots of pictures and illustrations. Every chapter also features room to add some nice memories, pictures and other keepsakes.

The original version of The First 8 Days of Being a Mom is from the Netherlands where every new mom receives one. Filled with short explanations, practical tips and lots of pictures. Now you can enjoy the expert advice and mom-to-mom tips and trics!   

 

Why the first 8 Days?

 

Why not the first 12 days or month or even the first year of being a mom?  We’ve heard that question a lot.  And we understand why.  This is why.  

“A good start is half the work,” is a rough translation of an old Irish proverb. Knowing what you are up for before you dive in is extremely important.  You don’t want to get overwhelmed and waste precious energy on things that don’t matter at that time bringing you frustration and disappointment.  

Has anyone ever said to you that having a baby and becoming a mother is easy?  Well, it isn’t.  And those first days after delivery are especially daunting. It’s all about starting up, adjusting to the situation and the newborn, as well as the healing of the new mom’s body after delivery.  

A lot of first times and new situations will occur in those very first days during which new moms (and dads, too!) need advice, guidance and help. That’s why the manual is geared to these first 8 days, though much of the information (like the breastfeeding tips) is useful over a longer period of time.  But the start of all these new activities, feelings and practicalities are in those first 8 days. And that’s why The First 8 Days of Being a Mom is here: To help you make a good start!