A journey of hope and healing after a decade of infertility and two maternal near-misses.

The Book

Maybe you've had this experience too: coming home from the hospital after delivering a baby and feeling like you are not as prepared as you thought you were. Parenthood is so much harder than anyone said. No one receives a comprehensive education on how to be a new parent, and you might often say "nobody told me about this!"

In August 2018, I was asked to contribute to a book aimed at new parents navigating those first six weeks of postpartum. I was excited because it was an opportunity to provide new families with a resource I desperately needed during my own pregnancy and postpartum journey. Nobody Told Me About That makes a great shower gift or just-because-gift to expecting families, and covers an array of topics including breastfeeding, newborn sleep, returning to work, unexpected outcomes, childbirth as a woman of color and the warning signs of complications. There is a large gap in new parent education and this book covers many critical issues confronting the first few weeks of parenting.  

The fifteen co-authors are experienced professionals with personal experience in a variety of disciplines with a shared commitment of supporting families of newborns.  Each chapter is written to stand alone, with the book tackling many topics, including how to be vigilant in the era of rising maternal mortality rates in the United States. It is designed to be read a chapter at a time, as you need to know, with the goal of helping every reader gain confidence, coping skills, and an increased sense of calm through those first six weeks.  

Perfect as a supplement to birth education classes and a new family's library, learn more about this great resource and the authors behind it. We greatly appreciate your support and enthusiasm!


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