Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings & Needs After Childbirth: A Support and Resource Guide

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Newmarket Press, Apr 20, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
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You don't have to be alone. Share the experiences, successes, and struggles of many other women before and after childbirth in this all-in-one mothercare guide about family, work, the baby (or second or third baby), and you. Includes checklists, plan-ahead suggestions, questionnaires, and much more.

Drawn from three years of research, the author's own experience, and the candid recollections of many mothers—married and single, birth and adoptive, older and younger— the nine chapters in this comprehensive guide cover all aspects of the postpartum experience, including:

  • what the new mom should expect when she goes home
  • what postpartum is and how long it lasts
  • where to find breastfeeding help
  • how to ask for help
  • the new mom's home-care options
  • realistic going-back-to-work options
  • how to relieve the isolation of at-home mothering
  • what to say (and not to say) to family members
  • and much more
  

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Review: Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings & Needs After Childbirth: A Support and Resource Guide

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

This is really common sense. Maybe it needs to be said, but I think anyone who would buy and read this book is already mindful of the needs of the new mother. Read full review

Review: Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings & Needs After Childbirth: A Support and Resource Guide

User Review  - Goodreads

This is really common sense. Maybe it needs to be said, but I think anyone who would buy and read this book is already mindful of the needs of the new mother. Read full review

Contents

Diverse Cultures Earlier Times
48
Whos Showing
117
Other MotherCentered Messages and Models
136
Three Mothers and a Father Share Their Stories
143
Notes
150
You Are Not Alone
159
It Is Important to Know
166
What Does It Feel Like?
180
The SelfHelp Movement
201
What Does the Workplace
222
The Hardest Place to NetworkOr Is It?
268
THE SECOND THIRD FOURTH TIME
312
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER WHEN YOURE THE
333
Prenatal Questionnaire
343
Index
351
Copyright

Finding Multifaceted
193

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2000)

Sally Placksin has written, produced, and narrated many national radio programs, including the documentary Mothering the New Mother for NPR, and she is the award-winning author of American Women in Jazz. She lives in New York City.

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