• First Time Moms

  • To Have and to Hold
  • By: Sarah S. Keller
  • Narrated by: Sonia Doubell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Attention first time mothers: First Time Moms: To Have and to Hold covers trimester three, labor and delivery, and your baby’s first 24 hours. We’ll talk about your baby’s amazing contorting abilities. Yes, it's the most amazing contortionist you’ve seen! Your baby is able to bounce on your bladder, get it's foot lodged in your rib, it's knee poked into your gall bladder, and it's butt pushing into your back all at the same time...yikes. There are also several other topics we’ll explore.

Just a few of them include:

  • What puts a baby at risk of preterm delivery, what you can do about it, and what to do if you go into preterm labor.
  • How to build a birth plan.
  • What to pack for your hospital stay for you and for baby.
  • How to tell the difference between false labor and true labor.
  • We’ll cover the whole labor process.
  • The wonderful time when baby meets mamma!
  • What to expect during the first 24 hours of your baby’s life.

First Time Moms is a must-have for every library! If you’re expecting...you’ll find this series interesting, enjoyable, and full of information. The stories in it will have you going from busting a gut to crying and back again. Join me as I reminisce about my pregnant years and share with you what I’ve learned.

“Sarah S. Keller does a wonderful job laying out the information about pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and labor and delivery in a way that’s engaging, interesting, and comical. You’ll be enthralled from beginning to end!” (Nishoni Harvey)

Buy this book today!

©2019 Sarah S. Keller (P)2019 Sarah S. Keller

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great tips

It was an quick and easy read packed full of wisdom.i would like suggest this book heartly

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ordered this book and another for her first pregnancy and she loves it!This is a great book and will make a perfect gift for the first time parents in your life.

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impressive


Fun, easy read, full of great advice. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book from beginning to end. I even saved certain sections to refer back to later. I would highly recommend this book to any first time mom

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great work

I purchased this as a gift but of course I had to read it before giving it to the mom-to-be. The book is concise and full of practical advice delivered with authenticity and humor.

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mindblowing


Great book, informative but doesn’t bog you down with tons of medical information. Light hearted! I’ll be passing it on to new Mommy friends!

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Empowering mom's to be!

Covers the usual relevant subjects with interesting analysis and information- PLUS aspects of living in a digital age as a mama to be.

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Extremely interesting

Very informative and covers a vast variety of subjects from what to expect and prepare for in each trimester, tips on combating morning sickness, pictures to take throughout pregnancy, different ways to stay active, the importance of taking care of you and different little ways to do just that, all the way to what to prepare for after birth and life with a baby.

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there is a lot of good info

There is a lot of good info and good advice in every chapter. The author did a good job of making a concise list of tasks for pregnant women. Some of them are important, more fun tasks that you may or may not wish to do. There are also humorous anecdotes included, some of which got me literally laughing out loud.

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Concise and practical advice!

The book is concise and full of practical advice delivered with authenticity and humor. From padsicles to picking a pediatrician, it's basically all of the advice I want to give any expectant mother in my life, all in one place.

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Super love!

I love this book. This book to basically exactly what it is. Super informative and fun. I now ready to welcome and take care of my baby as a first-time mom. Highly appreciated and so much helpful tips.

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