Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year: Because Moms Need a Little TLC, Too!

Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year: Because Moms Need a Little TLC, Too!

by Maria Lianos-Carbone


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You read all the birthing books, took the Lamaze classes, and made it through labor (mostly) unscathed, but now the baby is home—and it’s a whole new ballgame!

There are plenty of books and resources about how to properly care for your new baby, but what about caring for yourself? Maria Lianos-Carbone, founder of AMotherWorld.com, outlines the “proper care and feeding” of mothers during their baby’s first year with humor and honesty. From the physical and emotional changes a new mom will undergo to rekindling intimacy with her partner, Oh Baby! Mom’s Survival Guide for the First Year keeps the focus on moms—because you can’t draw water (or breastmilk, for that matter) from an empty well. Maria's straight-talking, no-nonsense approach will give new moms everything they need to survive as they embark on the journey of motherhood.

This book is not affiliated with or endorsed by Hestia International, Inc., the trademark owner and publisher of Oh Baby! Magazine in Canada.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945547706
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Maria Lianos-Carbone is a mom of two, social media strategist, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women, and lifeandstyle.ca, a travel blog.

Also a freelance writer, Maria's work has been published in Huffington Post Canada, CanadianLiving.com, TodaysParent.com, and Parents Canada. Maria has worked on digital campaigns with brands such as Rogers, Air Canada, MasterCard, American Express, TD Canada Trust, Best Buy, H&M, Old Navy, Sobeys, Staples, P&G, and more. She has appeared as a guest on CNN Newsroom, CBC's Marketplace, The Mom Show, and Rogers Daytime.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter One: Bringing Baby Home Can Be Daunting
  • Chapter Two: Are Visitors Welcome—or Not?
  • Chapter Three: This Didn’t Come with Instructions
  • Chapter Four: Breastfeeding Does NOT Come Naturally
  • Chapter Five: Breastfeeding Benefits and Tips on Feeding Mom, Too!
  • Chapter Six: Choosing Bottle
  • Chapter Seven: Mom’s First Outings
  • Chapter Eight: Doctor Appointments
  • Chapter Nine: Baby Blues Who? Postpartum Is Killer
  • Chapter Ten: Taking Care of Mom Is Important, Too
  • Chapter Eleven: How to Soothe Baby . . . and Yourself, Too!
  • Chapter Twelve: What Is Sleep?
  • Chapter Thirteen: Baby’s Milestones
  • Chapter Fourteen: Baby Will Always Be Hungry and Clingy
  • Chapter Fifteen: Your Relationship with Your Partner Will Change
  • Chapter Sixteen: Other Relationships Will Change
  • Chapter Seventeen: Your Body Will Change
  • Chapter Eighteen: You Will Never Be the Same
  • Notes

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