ISBN: 9781615190140
Published: March 8, 2011
Price: $15.95 US
Paperback: 352 pages
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The Baby Nurse Bible
Secrets Only a Baby Nurse Can Tell You about Having and Caring for Your Baby

There are lots of books for expecting and new parents—but this one is something special. Carole Kramer Arsenault has devoted her career to infant and pregnancy care, and worked for many years as a labor and delivery nurse, including at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She went on to found Boston Baby Nurses, where her team of nurses has helped hundreds of first-time parents adjust to their new role. Now, The Baby Nurse Bible brings Arsenault’s expert guidance to new parents everywhere. Packed with information parents need for the first trimester of pregnancy through baby’s first three months, it offers:

  • Guidance on first decisions, including choosing a pediatrician and signing up for childbirth classes
  • Answers to hundreds of the most-asked questions that Arsenault fields daily
  • Advice on preparing for baby’s arrival and choosing safe, nontoxic home and baby products
  • A nurse’s perspective and insider tips on labor, delivery, and how to make the most of the hospital experience
  • A complete guide to successful breastfeeding, based on Arsenault’s IBLCE certification
  • Flexible daily routines to help parents juggle sleeping, soothing, playtime—and time for themselves—during those first few months
  • Suggestions for Dad’s role in the birth process and beyond
  • Helpful illustrations throughout, and much more!

★ 2011 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Parenting Resources Competition, Gold Award

"Carole Arsenault’s new book, The Baby Nurse Bible, may look like your typical guide to pregnancy and baby, but it’s not. It’s better, filled with well-researched tips from a professional who is also an experienced mom, tips that you probably have not heard before."—Baystate Parent Magazine

"The Baby Nurse Bible 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 The Baby Nurse Bible 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 The Baby Nurse Bible 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.

Carole Kramer Arsenault, RN, IBCLC, has devoted her career to infant and pregnancy care, and worked for many years as a delivery nurse, including at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She founded and runs Boston Baby Nurse, a home health agency offering specialized support to families with babies. She lives outside Boston.