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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!"

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Birthful podcasts for new families

Available for free on iTunes - Adriana Lozada's Birthful Podcasts.

From Adriana:
"Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity; a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. The goal of The Birthful Podcast is to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of Birthful as your own specialized team of birth pros. 
We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. And we hope to make it easier by giving you tried and tested tips and tools that you can use. 
From “laid-back” breastfeeding to safer bed-sharing, circumcision to VBACs, we’ll give you well-researched, evidence-based information so YOU can make the choices that best fit your family." 
Join us every week by subscribing on iTunes!

Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Find more about her and The Birthful Podcast at

Adriana Lozada


THE 15 Photos you MUST take of Your Baby

So funny. I think I almost did make all of these pictures with my little one. Capturing baby's everyday life in the most precious (and hilarious) ways. Red Tricycle collected example pictures. Have fun with it and share because we like to see your little gremlins too.

# 7. Sitting next to (or even inside!) the most ginormous pumping ever. 

# 3 Making their first stink face
# 6 Cozying up with the incredible shrinking plush
# 13 Wearing oversized sunglasses like a rock star


Birth Wisdom - Join the conversation

Birth Wisdom calls on birth and holistic health experts to share their wisdom through FREE online lectures and articles focused on birth and holistic health. Published by Birth Institute, the weekly educational blog covers a wide range of topics for birth professionals and new mothers alike  — from modalities of complementary and alternative medicine to why empowered birth is critical for the future of our families, communities and planet. Follow Birth Wisdom to stay in the loop with the current conversation! 


Postpartum pampering with a discount and photo cuteness

With the Postpartum Sitz Bath by Vibrant Souls: This delightful postpartum sitz bath is perfect way to pamper and sooth mama after giving birth. A carefully crafted blend of organic herbs, the bath helps speed recovery, ease soreness, and reduce the likelihood of infection. With its splendid rose scent, the postpartum sitz bath feels absolutely heavenly and provides a relaxing refuge to any new mom. Readers of The First 8 Days of Being a Mom get a special 15% discount on all Vibrant Souls products using the coupon code: first8days.


E-book available now!

Before it's Mother's Day I would love to let you know our book is now available as an e-book. For anyone who lives in Canada, Australia, Europe or elsewhere in this beautiful world. Or if you live around the corner and want to read it right now. The First 8 Days of Being A Mom is now available as an e-book through Amazon. For only $5.99 the e-book is yours.

Works on the Kindle, Nook, Ipad, Iphone, Android phones or any other tablet or smartphone. Visit Amazon (click here) to learn more and get it right away. 

Of course, the old fashioned but oh-so practical paper version of The First 8 Days of Being a Mom is available on and Amazon as well.