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The Fifth Trimester

Hardcover $25.95

Apr 04, 2017 | 352 Pages

Ebook $12.99

Apr 04, 2017 | 352 Pages

CD $40.00

Apr 04, 2017 | 660 Minutes

Audiobook Download $20.00

Apr 04, 2017 | 651 Minutes

  • Hardcover $25.95

    Apr 04, 2017 | 352 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    Apr 04, 2017 | 352 Pages

  • CD $40.00

    Apr 04, 2017 | 660 Minutes

  • Audiobook Download $20.00

    Apr 04, 2017 | 651 Minutes

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“This is not a book you should read – it’s a book you MUST read if you are returning to work after the birth of a child.  Lauren Smith Brody provides real news that you cannot only immediately use, but that also will help you to maintain your sanity during The Fifth Trimester!  I loved it and you will too.” 
–Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of New York Times bestselling Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office and co-author of Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It

“Motherhood can be joyful, exhausting, confusing, wondrous and isolating all at the same time. Now try going back to work. That’s where Lauren Smith Brody’s The Fifth Trimester is an invaluable guide. Filled with practical advice and the stories of hundreds of women – informative, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking – Smith Brody makes the case that the absolute lack of public policy to support working families makes an already tough situation worse. And while we need to work to change that, in the meantime, she makes clear: you’re not alone, you’re not crazy, and she’s got your back.”
 –Brigid Schulte, author of the New York Times bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One has the Time and director of The Better Life Lab at New America

“Returning to work can be challenging, but Lauren is a friendly and reassuring guide with a simple message: You can do this. It will get better. Packed with helpful tips and inspiring stories, The Fifth Trimester is the manual new moms need for succeeding on the job and in life.” 
–Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

“Brody writes nimbly and wisely about a subject she is well versed in: the conflicts, struggles, and triumphs of returning to work after having a baby…In addition to discussing solemn subjects like postpartum depression, Brody makes her readers laugh…Working moms will find a wealth of ideas to help navigate the challenging transition period in this friendly and practical guide.”
–Publishers Weekly 

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