Why the first 8 days? Tell us and a handy list for new moms.
The First 8 Days of Being a Mom

Why the first 8 days?

Why not the first 12 days or month or even the first year of being a mom?  We’ve heard that question a lot.  And we understand why.  So let’s lay it out on the table short and simple: Because that’s how we like it. 

“A good start is half the work,” is a rough translation of an old Irish proverb. Knowing what you are up for before you dive in is extremely important.  You don’t want to get overwhelmed and waste precious energy on things that don’t matter at that time bringing you frustration and disappointment. 

Has anyone ever said to you that having a baby and becoming a mother is easy?  Well, it isn’t.  And those first days after delivery are especially daunting. It’s all about starting up, adjusting to the situation and the newborn, as well as the healing of the new mom’s body after delivery. 

A lot of first times and new situations will occur in those very first days during which new moms (and dads, too!) need advice, guidance and help. That’s why the manual is geared to these first 8 days, though much of the information (like the breastfeeding tips) is useful over a longer period of time.  But the start of all these new activities, feelings and practicalities are in those first 8 days. And that’s why The First 8 Days of Being a Mom is here: To help you make a good start! 

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After the birth, what a family needs

“Let me know if I can help you in any way when the baby is born.” … “Just let me know if you need a hand.” … 

Most pregnant women get these statements from friends and family but shy away from making requests when they are up to their ears in dirty laundry, unmade beds, dust bunnies and countertops crowded with dirty dishes. Gloria Lemay summed up a great 10 point list to send to family and friends with suggestions on how to make a difference. Take a look at this great list and use it.


"The First 8 Days of Being a Mom is a wonderful practical guide for new moms. It's an invaluable resource to tell you what is normal, what to expect and what to do for you and your baby's first days together."

Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, authors of "My Best Birth" and 
filmmakers of "The Business of Being Born"

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