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Q & A > The First 8 Days of Being a Mom > Is The first 8 days of being a mom a 1-on-1 translation of the original Dutch version?

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Although most of the text about the actual care for mom and baby is the same, there is a big difference in the care surrounding the mom and newborn. Not many US women have a nurse available at their bedside after they come home from the hospital, which means that some things needed to be explained at bit more and referred to a doctor more often.

Subjects as for example cesarean, epidural and circumcision had to be added to the US version because they are more common practice in the US. These subjects aren’t or only briefly mentioned in the Dutch version.

Last updated on December 7, 2008 by iCare Press