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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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The Building Blocks of Connection, Part 2 by Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

Dr. Zucker is a psychotherapist in Los Angeles specializing in women’s health with a focus on transitions in motherhood, perinatal and postpartum mood disorders, and early parent-child attachment and bonding. In part 2 of The Building Blocks of Connection she answers these questions: Q: How do the earliest moments between infant and caregiver impact future relationships? Q: How can I prepare to become a parent who offers my children a different experience than I had growing up? Q: Some of my friends have shared that they felt emotionally "weird" for a while after becoming a mother. I worry that if I feel overwhelmed, my baby won't securely attach to me. Will my emotions impact my newborn?

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Natural Baby Fair May 23rd San Diego

Dionne of SmartChoices and Gea On Sunday May 23rd Gea of The First 8 Days of Being a Mom and Dionna Whitehead of SmartChoices teamed up at the Natural Baby Fair in San Diego. Smart Choices, the makers of Mother's First Day Kit and purveyors of high quality products dedicated to making the new mom's life more comfortable brought an array of product samples for visitors of the fair to see, touch and buy. Gea brought her books and presented her story at the main stage to a select audience. A raffle with as price a complete Mother's First Day's kit including the manual was part of the booth. Anyone who entered a card will get an e-mail with the winner of the kit.


SmartChoices for Women Joins Forces With The First 8 Days of Being a Mom

The First 8 Days of Being a Mom is Officially a Smart Choice

SmartChoices for Women Joins Forces With The First 8 Days of Being a Mom


The First 8 Days of Being a Mom and parent company iCare Press are excited about their new relationship with SmartChoices for Women (, the makers of Mother’s First Days Kit and purveyors of high quality products dedicated to making the new mom’s life more comfortable.  In addition to covering baby’s health, The First 8 Days of Being a Mom also includes explanations of when and how to relieve pain after delivery which makes it the perfect complement to the featured products in the Mother’s First Days Kit.

Gea Meijering, author of The First 8 Days of Being a Mom, and Dionna Whitehead of SmartChoices, will officially kick off this partnership Sunday, May 23rd in Pacific Beach, California at Natural Baby Fair, where Meijering will be speaking on the Main Stage at 1:45 p.m.  There will also be a special Fair-only offer in which the Kit and Book will be paired together for only $59 ($30 off the retail value of $89).  All are welcome to attend this breadth of information.  For more details on the event, please go to:

The First 8 Days of Being a Mom is the essential hands-on guide leading moms through what happens on delivery day as well as the next few eventful, exciting, and exhausting days.  This 79-page friendly read focuses on moms’ health and changes as well as that of the newborn and provides charts for tracking important information. The guide is available for purchase at and Amazon.  Volume discounts can be arranged by contacting directly.    For a closer look go to


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.

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