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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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"I initially ordered a copy of "The First 8 Days of Being a Mom" as a resource to add to my lending library. However upon receiving it, I realized that I had an AMAZING resource in my hands, one that is a must have for every expectant parent. I plan to share "The First 8 Days of Being a Mom" with all of my clients, as I believe that it is an invaluable resource, and will help to relieve a lot of stress surrounding the first days of being home with a new baby!"

~Kaitlin White CD(DONA), CIMI, B.A., B.Ed



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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!

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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.”


AquaNatal Birth Center ads The First 8 Days to their immediate postpartum program.

Chino CA- AquaNatal Birth Center 909-591-2924 

AquaNatal Birth Center added The First 8 Days of Being a Mom to their immediate postpartum program. If you are going to enjoy the Essential Pregnancy Care Experience at this wonderful facility in Chino you will receive it for FREE.


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Five (5) winners will be selected to receive a copy of "The First 8 Days of Being a Mom," by Gea Meijering, along with a phone consultation with postpartum doula Doris Kitchin. See

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New review from postpartum doula Doris Kitchin

A great find. The First 8 Days of Being a Mom by Gea Meijering. For me working as a postpartum doula I find this guide of the upmost importance. Gea has taken the time to brake the first days of a new mother’s life with her baby down in a very comprehendible way.

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