New Parenting Book for Modern Moms

New Parenting Book for Modern Moms

Written by Alyssa Veneklase for Bebcare

When I was pregnant, I wish there would have been a book that covered pregnancy, birth, and early parenting that was easy to digest. I read everything I could get my hands on, but most books either held only one philosophy (which meant I had to read many books to get a wide variety of methods or advice), or were too complex (going on and on about things I either didn’t
need to know or didn’t care about).

After the birth of my daughter in 2013, my view of the world shifted. Not only was I now a mother, but I had first-hand experience with how hard it was... how mothers are often left to figure it out alone... how mothers can be shamed by other mothers, friends, or family for their decisions... I knew I needed to do something to change that. In 2015 I became a Certified Postpartum Doula, and in 2017 I became co-owner of Gold Coast Doulas. I also became a Newborn Care Specialist and Certified Infant & Child Sleep Consultant.

During the pandemic, my business partner, Kristin, and I created an online series of classes for moms called Becoming a Mother. From that curriculum, we started to write a book. We wanted it to be everything we wished we had when we were pregnant. We took our experiences working with hundreds of families over the past decade, evidence-based resources, personal stories, stories from clients, and advice from experts in their fields, and ended up with the perfect guide
for new parents. It covers so many great topics and offers several resources and methods so parents don’t feel judged about their choices. Instead they can feel confident.

The book is called Supported: Your Guide to Birth and Baby and will be available this Mother’s Day May 12, 2024. Whether you’re pregnant for the first time or the fifth, there’s great stuff in there about planning for your birth, creating your dream team, postpartum planning, and sleep. If you aren’t planning to have more kids, or any kids, this is a great baby shower gift idea for
friends and family.

It will be available May 12 on Amazon in hard or soft cover and Kindle version, as well as an audio book in June. If you have questions about the book, or you own a store and want to carry the book, reach out to us at

Alyssa Veneklase is a Certified Elite Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, and Certified Infant & Child Sleep Consultant. She is co-author of Supported: Your Guide to Birth and Baby , and co-founder of Becoming a Mother.

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