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Mothers Know Best

LAPregnancy LOVES "Mothers Know Best" a book by Connie Correia Fisher and Joanne Correia.  It's about Real Moms Sharing 1001 Tips on Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year!  Exactly what our readers need to know!!

Since the books is soo FABULOUS, we thought we'd just share some of their wisdom:

Mothers Know Best about First Days Home

Make yourself a little feeding/diaper basket that you can take with you from room to room. Some good things to include are diapers, wipes, burp clothes, extra baby clothes, a magazine, the phone, the remote control, energy bars, a baby toy, etc.
Stacey, anthropologist and mother of  Satchel, age 2, and Jiro, age 5 months


Donít be afraid to ask for help. Ask everyone you know if you need to. A new mother needs as much support as she can get. Remember that we all have been in the same position you are, and we all needed some guidance at one time or another.
 - Kristin, teacher and mother of Lillian, age 2Ĺ, Pennsylvania

At least twenty percent of new moms experience postpartum depression. It is a very serious illness but is totally treatable. My tip is it is vitally important to make sure you are well educated about risk factors, symptoms, and where to go for treatment should PPD effect you. For more information, visit, and
Helena Bradford, Chm., The Ruth Craven Foundation for Postpartum Depression Awareness

Donít worry about the wash or the cleaning It will all the there when you are ready. When family and friends want to help, assign them those jobs of helping with the laundry and housework.
- Dawn, RN, and mother of Sophia, age 3, and Analiese, age 1

New Jersey

Rest. I mean, really rest. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your baby. Put your feet up during feedings. When the baby sleeps, take a nap. The first few weeks are a huge time of healing for your body. Donít push it. Take care of yourself ?  Plan a rest time once a week even if it is only for a couple of hours.

 - Elisabeth K. Corcoran, author of Calm in my Chaos: Encouragement for a Momís Weary Soul (Kregel Publications,, and mother to Sarah, age 7Ĺ, and Jack, age 6, Illinois


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