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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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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.


The New Mom Quiz. Are you ready?

Having a baby and becoming a mother is one of the most life changing experiences. 

Are you ready for it? We've made a quiz with questions regarding new mom care after delivery and newborn care. The answers to these questions can be found in the manual The First 8 Days of Being a Mom. 

Check out if you are ready? It's free and only takes 2 minutes. 

The New Mom Quiz


Postpartum Confinement a Chinese Tradition

We stumbled upon an article written by Serina Huang about Confinement. Postpartum Confinement - the Chinese concept of 'sitting through the month' - remains popular in Chinese communities all over the world. Although it sounds extreme to not leave the house, eat certain foods and for example not bathe for a month, it does make you think about the little time and sheer exhaustion mothers in the 'Western' countries face after having a baby. Mostly just 3 days of hospital is all the time they get to recover. 

Read the entire article about Postpartum Confinement here


My guest blog on The Babee Blog by Babee Covee

Preparing for Delivery! What to Pack.


New Baby Tips - What to Pack for Hospital

How to prepare for delivery? Having your ‘gear’ ready a month before your due date will give you some extra peace of mind and keep you from having to pack everything in that hectic last minute.

For a delivery in the hospital you need:

Items for mom:

• Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, deodorant, lotion)
• 2 T-shirts or nightgowns (front-buttoning)
• Slippers and warm socks
• Bathrobe
• Stretchy underwear or panties
• Nursing bras
• Breast pads
• Clean, comfortable clothing
• The manual ‘The First 8 Days of Being a Mom’

Items for the baby:

• Onesies
• Little pants, socks, and sweater or a Woombie
• Jacket or babycape and hat
• A safe baby car seat (check the internet for safety information on different types of car seats at or call 1-800-424-9393)

Items for the hospital personnel:

• Insurance papers
• Insurance card
• Hospital admissions papers (most hospitals will let you file the paperwork a month or two before)
• Birth plan
• Your pediatrician’s name and contact information

Items for your partner:

• List of phone numbers of family and friends
• Calling card if your hospital doesn’t allow cell phone use
• Photo camera, video camera, batteries, memory cards
• Snacks and drinks for your partner, and you if allowed
• Money for parking
• Books, magazines
• Music (iPod, CDs )

If you are planning giving birth at home you will need most of the above mentioned items. And you will receive a list from your midwife what to have on hand at least a month prior to your due date.

Guest Blog written by Gea Meijering, The First 8 Days of Being a Mom.
This and more you can find in the manual “The First 8 Days of Being a Mom”. 

 Link to the guest blog on The Babee Covee Blog