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? From dealing with physical and emotional changes to battling postpartum depression 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.

Maria has a way of telling it like it is from a very personal perspective. While she shares her own motherhood experiences, most will be completely relatable to new and nervous moms looking for some reassurance that everything is okay. Readers will find it easy to flip to their current concern as the chapters are laid out in a succinct, easy-to-read format. A sort of up-to-date What to Expect, readers will also learn what to accept.
~Kathy Buckworth, author of I Am So the Boss of You

Advice you want in a tone you’ll love. Lianos-Carbone mixes the facts and support every new parent needs with the smile-at-the-whole-crazy-ride we want in that moment. No patronizing help here, she tells us exactly what to expect and—even better—reminds us that new parenting is worth the struggle. Like sitting down with a trustworthy friend, who really gets it!  ~Deborah Gilboa, MD, author of Get the Behavior You Want–Without Being the Parent You Hate!


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