Mothers Know Best
"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
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
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,
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 www.ppdsupport.org, and
Helena Bradford, Chm., The Ruth Craven Foundation for Postpartum
Donít worry about the wash or the cleaning.
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
Dawn, RN, and mother of Sophia, age 3, and Analiese, age 1
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 ?
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, www.kregel.com), and
mother to Sarah, age 7Ĺ, and Jack, age 6,
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