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Title:
The new mom's companion : care for yourself while you care for your newborn
Author:
Rosenberg, Debra.
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Publication Information:
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xvi, 304 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Emotional ups and downs -- Physical changes -- Practical matters -- Balancing work and home -- The marriage -- Extended family -- Your social life -- Special circumstances.
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ISBN:
9781402200144
Format :
Book

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How to Stay Yourself When Everything Else Changes


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Library Journal Review

Reminiscent of Arlene Eisenberg and others' classic What To Expect When You're Expecting, although much less comprehensive, this how-to uses a Q&A format to tackle rather rudimentary parenting issues, placing special emphasis on the new mother's physical and emotional well-being. Although written by two experts in the field-Rosenberg is a clinical social worker, and Miller is a specialist in parent education-the text feels a bit rushed, and there is nothing special about the approach or the content to help set it apart. Indeed, some of the questions seem rather pointless; what a new mother should do about her career and how she can bring spontaneity back to her marriage are issues that seem too personal and too complex to be answered briefly in a way that would apply to everyone. Also, the Q&A format makes it very difficult to use the book as a reference; not even the index helps because many of the questions are so broad and consist of subquestions. This book could provide a diversion while in transit or while waiting in an OB/GYN's office, but it's too pedestrian to compete with countless other parenting books.-Mirela Roncevic (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.