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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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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

 

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – May 18, 2010 – The First 8 Days of Being a Mom and parent company iCare Press are excited about their new relationship with SmartChoices for Women (smartchoiceswomen.com), 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 Mother's First Day KitFirst 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: http://www.yournaturalbabyfair.com/Natural_Baby_Health_Fair/Your_Natural_Baby_Fair.html

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 www.thefirst8days.com and Amazon.  Volume discounts can be arranged by contacting directly.    For a closer look go to www.thefirst8days.com.

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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 www.iabpp.com).   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.”

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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 www.thefirst8days.com and Amazon.  Volume discounts can be arranged by contacting directly.  For a closer look go to www.thefirst8days.com.

 

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Press Release Spring 2009

The First 8 Days of Being a Mom Makes Motherhood Easier

Gea Meijering's paperback offering translates into a smoother transition for new moms

 

Laguna Beach, CA -2009 -Gea Meijering launches The First 8 Days of Being a Mom. Geared towards mom's health and changes as well as that of the newborn, this 80 page friendly read is a hands-on guide that leads moms through what happens on delivery day as well as the next few eventful, exciting, not to mention exhausting, days.

Gea Meijering gave birth to two sons on two different continents within twenty months. Upon delivery of her second son, she discovered that maternity care and recovery in the United States was organized in a much different fashion than in the Netherlands. She was amazed by how quickly most new moms in the U.S. are on their own again after delivery. No time to recuperate from the delivery or to learn and get used to the newborn. And no one to teach them the tricks of the trade. In the Netherlands every new mom gets a specialized nurse at home for the first 8 days after delivery. Gea realized that the Dutch approach she experienced with her oldest son was very special. And that the book she used then, and used again the second time, would be a great help to all moms in the U.S. just as it was for her.

The First 8 Days of Being a Mom is Meijering's translation of this helpful Dutch guide compiled by some of the Netherlands top medical professionals. Featuring all the insights of the original, it has been further reviewed by a wide host of Amercian specialists ranging from Pediatricians and OB-GYNS to Midwifes and Doulas to incorporate American practices and sensibilities. Editor Melissa Sherman Pearl joined the fray to keep the language flow intact while ensuring Gea's lovely accent remained throughout the text.

Available online at www.thefirst8days.com, The First 8 Days of Being a Mom can also be ordered in bulk quantities and imprinted with corporate logos for health care organizations, government agencies, community organizations, hospitals, or insurance companies. This easy to read and easy to use information serves as an educational tool and provides a great opportunity to positively impact the health and well-being of company clients, colleagues, and their children. For more information about The First 8 Days of Being a Mom, including biographies and Q&A, go to www.thefirst8days.com or www.icarepress.com.