I Wish Someone Had Told Me...: Preparing for Birth and the Postpartum Year

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Hopeful, helpful and hilarious, "I Wish Someone Had Told Me..." is the new essential mom-to-mom handbook for birth, recovery, and New Motherhood in the Modern Age. Written by Sarah Workman Checcone, a veteran mother of four and Founder/Executive Director of Postpartum Society of Florida (a Non-Profit Organization), the reassuring realities of "I Wish Someone Had Told Me...: Preparing for Birth and the Postpartum Year" put peer support in the palms of every new mother's hands. Created to inform, empower, reduce post-birth stress and ease a woman's adjustment to motherhood, this quick read is divided into topical issues such as "Getting an Epidural," "When and How to Push," "The Truth About Breastfeeding," "Your Inner Conversation," " Recharging as a New Mom," "Older Children, Visitors & Feeling Judged," "Finding a 'New Normal'" and more. "I Wish..." strives to be informative but not frightening, and features real quotes and stories from a variety of mothers about what they wish they'd known before birth. Every mom-to-be, new mom, and her family will benefit from the mom-to-mom support of "I Wish Someone Had Told Me..." All royalties from book sales go to support Postpartum Society of Florida education and outreach programs for new parents and their providers. Please visit www.postpartumflorida.org to learn more.

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Sarah Workman Checcone holds a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. She is the founder and Executive Director of Postpartum Society of Florida, a non-profit organization based in Sarasota, Florida, whose mission is to ease the stress of adjusting to motherhood. Sarah is a Certified Instructor of the Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorŪ and the MMTICŪ, the creator and instructor of Parenting for Every Personality: Team-Building in the Home Family Education Classes, a wife and the mother of four children.

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