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

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HarperCollins, 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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Mothering the New Mother: Your Postpartum Resource Companion

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Most women expecting their first child become so consumed with the pregnancy and plans for delivery that they give little thought to their postpartum period. Even those who do rarely have a clear ... Read full review

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UPDATE 2010
Paula Zindler, RN, Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Postpartum Doula has moved to Western Massachusetts and continues to support new moms and their new babies. (see pg. 110)
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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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