National Parenting Publications Gold Award Winner
Ever wish you could have a baby nurse at home to answer your most urgent questions around the clock? Now you can!
Carole Kramer Arsenault has spent the last two decades helping parents through pregnancy, labor, and all of their new responsibilities once baby comes home—both as a longtime pediatric nurse, and as the founder of the most highly regarded baby-care service in New England. From the first trimester to the “fourth” (baby’s crucial first three months), Arsenault and her team of professional nurses have seen it all. Now, they share their expert advice on:
- Preparing your home, including safety tips and must-have supplies
- Easing through labor, whether at home or in a hospital
- Breastfeeding how-tos, flexible feeding schedules, and common concerns
- Baby’s essential first days and weeks, and the milestones in between
- Welcoming multiples and caring for preterm babies
- Techniques for soothing baby to sleep
- Postpartum self-care and getting back to your routine
“[Newborn 101] is chock-full of the kind of practical and helpful information that only an insider like Carole Arsenault would know. This book contains everything a couple needs to prepare for the adventure of labor and birth.”
—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
“The stack of books available on breastfeeding, pregnancy, and postpartum can be overwhelming. Carole Arsenault covers all these topics and then some—including prenatal exercise and nutrition, choosing a pediatrician, raising a ‘green baby,’ and more. The Q&A format and highlighted Baby Nurse Tips make this book fun to read and easy to use. I’m making [Newborn 101] my number one must-read book for new parents!”
—Tamara Jessiman, Certified Nurse Midwife, Mount Auburn Hospital
“Birthing and caring for a baby is a transformative experience, and [Newborn 101] helps new families make their way with confidence. It’s highly readable—and packed with insightful and helpful Q&As, lists, and tips.”
—Johanna Myers McChesney, cofounder and CEO of Isis Parenting, Inc.