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Becoming a Medical Mom Review

Reblogged from Sunshine and Spoons. Thank you for the glowing review! ❤ ❤ ❤

 

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Several days into Davy’s 9 day hospital stay at the age of 2 months, I realized that I knew nothing.  I felt ignored by the doctors and confused by the terminology.  I constantly thought of questions to ask, but forgot by the time a doctor made it into the room.  I cried frequently, unable to figure out how to deal with the fact that there was something wrong with my baby boy.  I wanted to know why this was happening.

Becoming a Medical Mom Review

When we were discharged, it only got worse.  In desperation, I bought a plain spiral bound notebook, the kind I used to use in grade school, to try to keep track of all the information and questions I had for Davy’s many medical concerns.  I stumbled along and eventually came up with a coping system for navigating my new life as a medical mom…

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First Draft Complete, Untitled Manuscript

Those who follow my social media accounts already know I’m working on a second book. I completed the first draft this past Monday, May 16th. It came to 8,743 words. I find this rather impressive considering it’s only the core of the story. There are currently no sub-plots. There are only a handful of named characters. That’s a lot of words for such a straight forward dialog.

I need to let it sit for a week before I go back and look through it. I’m sure I’m missing at least an important sub-plot if not core pieces of the main plot. Regardless, here’s what I can tell you about the book so far.

  • It’s an emotional read, at least for me.
  • It’s fiction.
  • There are going to be times where, due to the main character’s level of stress, events may be unclear to the reader. I would like some input on whether or not readers might find that more annoying than helpful as a literary tool.
  • The editing process of this book is going to be just as painful, if not more so, than the last book. Have I mentioned I don’t like editing?

As I mentioned in the post title the manuscript has no name. Without a name, I don’t have any clue what the cover art might look like. It simply felt appropriate at this point to share that the book exists and appears to be a project which will live past its infancy to see publication. I would love to hear any comments or input you might have below!

Check Out My Book, Becoming a Medical Mom!

Check Out My Book, Becoming a Medical Mom!

Did you know I wrote a book? It’s a comprehensive guide to coordinating and managing your child’s medical care.

It received a 4 out of 4 rating from OnlineBookClub.org’s Official Review. Here are two highlights from the review:

“Ashley gives the good and bad of most situations in dealing with the basic parts of having a child with medical issues. She is not partial on subjects and doesn’t glorify doctors or disdain them. She tells what you will expect, terms and titles you should understand, and the basics of traversing the initial medical protocol.”

“I think this book is a great read for anyone that is or will be a parent, because everyone, and not just definitive situations with medical issues, should know what all goes into being a parent with a medical situation and what to expect.”

According to customer testimonials…

“I’ve been living the Medical Mom life for nearly 12 years. This book is VERY well written and covers what I wish someone had told me all those years ago…”

“It’s written in a way that moms can understand and clearly explains medical jargon that medical moms might come across.”

You can see the full reviews on the book’s Amazon.com page.

You can preview the book for free on Amazon.com as well. If you’re still on the fence here is the book’s description. Feel free to ask any questions you have in the comments and I’ll respond within 24 hours!

Becoming a Medical Mom

A “Medical Mom” is a mother of a child with medical difficulties. Typically these mothers have been through one or more hospital admissions. Their child may or may not have a diagnosis. At first, they’re frazzled and unsure but, over time, they become staunch advocators for their children and their medical needs. My goal is to reach the frazzled and unsure beginners and expedite their development into the advocates their children need them to be. Everyone has to start somewhere. The journey to becoming a fully-fledged medical mama is no exception. Whether you have some medical knowledge already, or don’t have a clue what any of the words the doctor is using mean, you’re in the right place. I’m going to make sure you know the basics. By the time you’re through, you’ll know how to survive admission, whether it’s a day or a month.

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Congratulations to the Winners!

Congratulations to Alesha, Meg, Kyle, Jan, Robert, Debbie, Veda, Rosa, Brittany, and Kelley!

The signed copies of Becoming a Medical Mom were mailed today. If you’re interested in obtaining your tracking number, contact me via my website or Goodreads and I’ll gladly give it to you. They were mailed U.S.P.S. First Class so they should arrive in 2-5 days.

Please don’t forget to leave a review, especially if you like the book! Reviews, on amazon.com especially, are critical to the success of a book.

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Last Day of Goodreads Giveaway

If you haven’t already heard, I’m giving away 10 free signed copies of my book Becoming a Medical Mom on Goodreads.
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/160173-becoming-a-medical-mom
It has 3 five star reviews, 2 on Goodreads and 1 on Amazon.com. It’s an excellent resource for parents of kids who have medical needs (and I’m not the only one that thinks so)!

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Becoming a Medical Mom Goodreads Giveaway

Becoming a Medical Mom Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Becoming a Medical Mom by Ashley Bergris

Becoming a Medical Mom

by Ashley Bergris

Giveaway ends December 01, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

My book, “Becoming a Medical Mom,” is up for a giveaway on Goodreads. There are ten signed copies up for grabs, free with no strings attached. It’s basically a lottery system. As many people register as are interested. Ten of those will be selected by Goodreads and I’ll ship them a signed copy of my book.

This is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/160173-becoming-a-medical-mom

If you’d like to know more about the book, the easiest way is to click on the book’s title on the giveaway entry page. It was originally written with inexperienced medical moms in mind. However, I’ve been told informally that even veterans can gain some insight. I encourage you to at least check out the preview on Amazon.com if you’re on the fence. It’ll give you some insight into the topics the book covers. I linked to the physical book because that’s what you’re going to get if you win a copy in the giveaway. There is also a Kindle version.  I truly believe this book is helpful and fills a gap which no one else has addressed.

Pre-Order Now Available for, “Becoming a Medical Mom”

Pre-Order The Book

It’s been a while since I mentioned the book, but I wanted to let you all know it’s coming at long last! It’s available for pre-order right now. It’ll be released on October 15th, in less than a month. I know, normally pre-orders last longer than that, but my life is just too unpredictable to commit to a specific date a lot of times.

A “Medical Mom” is a mother of a child with medical difficulties. Typically these mothers have been through one or more hospital admissions. Their child may or may not have a diagnosis. At first they’re frazzled and unsure, but over time they become staunch advocators for their children and their medical needs. My goal is to reach the frazzled and unsure beginners and expedite their development into the advocates their children need them to be.

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Becoming a Medical Mom

It’s about time to unveil the cover art and title of my book, “Becoming a Medical Mom.” I’m still working on the second draft, with plans to finish at the end of this month and start on the final draft beginning in September. I’m planning to release mid-October assuming nothing comes up with my son’s health which prevents me from finishing on time. Once it gets closer to the deadline, probably when I’m on my final draft, I’ll announce when the book is available for pre-order. I’m looking into getting print copies, but the primary publication format will be kindle e-book.

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