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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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Savvy Mom T.V. interview with Gea Meijering

Savvy Mom T.V. held an interview with Gea Meijering, author of The First 8 Days of Being a Mom. To view the interview click here   or you can go to the Savvy Mom T.V. website show archives and click on the show title "Increase your Confidence, Start Smart" right there.

Savvy Mom T.V. is your one stop resource from home for everything preconception, pregnancy, baby, toddler through tween. Weekly, free, live and interactive shows interviewing parents, practitioners, stylists, authors and product designers. There are even contests and giveaways!


Pregnant Schiffer on the cover of the German Vogue

The 39 year old Claudia Shiffer will be on the cover of the July issue of the German Vogue.  Karl Lagerfeld was the photographer who made the beautiful picture.  Claudia is pregnant of her third child and didn't have any problems with the photoshoot.  "It is important to show how beautiful it is to be a woman", notes Shiffer.


The Building Blocks of Connection, Part 1 by Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

Connection is created, navigated, broken, and repaired almost daily from the moment we are born. At the heart of being alive lies the vitality of being connected to others -- feeling that what we do matters. What's more is that we rely on being deeply understood by those around us in order to thrive. But how do we learn about healthy connection? What does it look like to build strong ties with others? Where do we learn about relating with people and the world more broadly? If connecting is so central to happiness, why does it seem so challenging to create deep bonds that last?

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Early Moments Matter toolkit 

The Early Moments Matter campaign wants every child to have the best possible chance at happiness. This two-year campaign will assist all parents in developing secure attachment with their children. And you can help!

The Early Moments Matter toolkit will be distributed to parents and caregivers through hospitals, community centers and organizations promoting happy and healthy families around the country. You can help to ensure that the toolkit is received by new parents who cannot afford it themselves by requesting a toolkit for $10 at



The First 8 Days of Being a Mom goes Academic with IABPP

IABPP International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals Adds The First 8 Days of Being a Mom to Their Rigorous Curriculum 

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – April 15, 2010 – The First 8 Days of Being a Mom and parent company iCare Press are thrilled to announce their new alliance with educational resource IABPP (International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals   Founded by Mary Oscategui, IABPP is the first and only certification program in the baby planning industry that is designed to train future baby planners to educate and support expectant and new parents.  Baby planning professionals across the country and their clients will now be looking to The First 8 Days of Being a Mom for help and support.  Notes Oscategui “The First 8 Days of Being a Mom is an absolute gift. Gea (Meijering)'s book provides every expecting, new mom, their loved ones, as well as all childbirth educators with valuable and practical information in a simple and easy to read format. Her book supplies a wealth of education and support through the transition into motherhood. I appreciate Gea's knowledge and honesty. I am excited to share her book with everyone.”