The New Mom's Companion: Care for Yourself while You Care for Your Newborn
By Debra Gilbert Rosenberg
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The New Mom's Companion: Care for yourself while You Care for your Newborn by Debra Gilbert Rosenberg. Published by Sourcebooks, Inc., 2003 ISBN 1-4022-0014-5, 272 pages
I have loved being a mother from the earliest days of my motherhood, but I also recognized early on that becoming a mother, not just being a mother, was more work than I'd anticipated. This tiny baby's birth seemed to change not just my body, but also my ability to think clearly, my relationship with my husband, and my feelings about my own mother and other family members.
Motherhood changed many of my friendships, my attitudes about work, my sense of myself as a woman, just about everything that made me me. I talked with friends who had become mothers shortly before I had, and while they agreed that this transition to motherhood was more than any of us had bargained for, we also seemed to believe that motherhood should be a natural and positive experience that we shouldn't find stressful.
The New Mom's Companion was written to help all first-time mothers adjust to becoming a mother, whether you are the first or fourteenth among your circle to have a baby, whether you are twenty-two or forty-two, whether you live next door to your mother or two thousand miles away. It's for any new mother with questions about mothering. It's not about the baby; it's about you.
Read a sampling of Questions and Answers
Emotional Ups and Downs
I can't seem to concentrate on anything; I can't read or stay awake through a whole movie. Does childbirth cause maternal brain damage
How can I get showered every day with a new baby in the house?
Balancing Work and Home
I'm working outside the home full-time. Am I ruining my baby's life?
If you have questions, or would like to attend a new moms' group in Chicago's Western Suburbs , please contact Debra Rosenberg .