"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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Newborn Specialist or Baby Nurse comes to your home during the first months of your baby's life. A Newborn Specialist provides professional assistance to assure a good transition for you, your family, and your newborn.

MyBestBirth is Ricky Lake and Abby Epstein's community for people to share experiences and options about pregnancy, natural birth and holistic parenting. Join the First Days group on MyBestBirth.

Woombie Swaddles Safe and effecitive baby swaddle with the Woombie. Designed by a RN & Certified Infant Care Specialist, providing the safest and most comfortable swaddle for your baby. 



MOMS Orange County - Helping Families Have Healthy Babies

MOMS Orange County provides access to prenatal care, health screenings, health education, and referral services to more than 3,500 low income pregnant women annually in underserved communities in Orange County. Their services are offered at no cost to those who qualify.  

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IABPP international Academy of Baby Planner Professionals. The first and only certification program in the baby planning industry that is designed to train future baby planners to support expectant and new parents. The IABPP has added The First 8 Days of Being a Mom to their rigorous curriculum.


Natural Baby Pros where families and practitioners come together to create healthy, natural babies.


PacifiCord for free prenatal classes and tours.


Doris Kitchin postpartum homecare specialized in families with multiples.


South County Doulas for in home postpartum support.


Beach City Midwifery serving Southern Orange County providing quality personalized healthcare.


"Journey along as author Fran Pitre travels from the struggles and dilemmas associated with infertility through the incredible arrival of her third set of twins! Fran's story is an emotional roller coaster filled with love, humor, fear, anguish, joy and a healthy dose of faith and family which will cause readers to laugh, cry and find that they can truly relate to her detailed experiences with each turn of the page."