Item description for Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings & Needs After Childbirth: A Support and Resource Guide by Sally Placksin...
Overview Offers new mothers professional guidance on home health care, postpartum depression, breast-feeding problems, work options, and similar issues.
You don't have to be alone. Share the experiences, successes, and struggles of many other women before and after childbirth in this all-in-one mothercare guide about family, work, the baby (or second or third baby), and you. Includes checklists, plan-ahead suggestions, questionnaires, and much more.
Drawn from three years of research, the author's own experience, and the candid recollections of many mothers--married and single, birth and adoptive, older and younger-- the nine chapters in this comprehensive guide cover all aspects of the postpartum experience, including: what the new mom should expect when she goes home what postpartum is and how long it lasts where to find breastfeeding help how to ask for help the new mom's home-care options realistic going-back-to-work options how to relieve the isolation of at-home mothering what to say (and not to say) to family members and much more
Citations And Professional Reviews Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings & Needs After Childbirth: A Support and Resource Guide by Sally Placksin has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal Supplements - 05/01/1999 page 47
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More About Sally Placksin
Sally Placksin has written, produced, and narrated many national radio programs, including the documentary "Mothering the New Mother" for NPR, and she is the award-winning author of "American Women in Jazz." She lives in New York City.
Sally Placksin currently resides in New York, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings & Needs After Childbirth: A Support and Resource Guide?
intensive read Oct 13, 2008
This book is an intensive read for the post partum time. I have found it helpful, though the resources are not as helpful as I hoped;not a lot for the west coast. It's very well written.
Excellent overview of postpartum needs May 6, 2007
As a new mom and as a therapist specializing in postpartum issues, I highly recommend this book. It's an excellent resource for families expecting a baby, covering important topics such as postpartum depression and anxiety, building a support network, and how to plan for the postpartum period in order to make a smooth transition into parenthood.
An excellent resource and comfort Apr 22, 2003
I found this book to be an excellent comfort, as well as a great practical resource. The book sensitively and honestly addresses the wide range of emotions I experienced after my child's birth--many of these emotions I didn't expect, and some scared me. I recommend this book to any expectant parent--I found it reassuring to turn to for support.
Outstanding info and support for new mothers! Oct 3, 2000
This book really helped me after the birth of my first child. So much info and support for all the things that nobody prepares you for. All the birth prep focuses on the actual birth, nothing for the feelings and challenges afterwards as a new Mom. This book does that. Especially helpful to me was the section on PPD.