Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn

Author: Janet Walley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451616007
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Genre: Health & Fitness

If you only buy one pregnancy book, this should be the one! It’s the most complete. It covers all aspects of childbearing, from conception through early infancy, and tells you what to expect. It offers detailed information, suggestions on decisions to make, and advice on steps to take to have a safe and satisfying experience. The Award-Winning Resource Recommended by Experts & Loved by Parents Parents love this book because it puts them in control by explaining a wide range of options, information, and questions to ask, so parents can find what works best for their health situation, personal goals, and priorities. Experts love this book because it’s based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. It’s practical—rooted in the real-life experiences of new families. The five authors bring a combined total of 150 years of experience working with expectant and new families as educators, nurses, counselors, doulas, physical therapists, and lactation consultants. They have attended hundreds of births, heard thousands of birth stories, and assisted innumerable new parents in adapting to their new lives. Not only that, the authors have a combined total of 12 children and 12 grandchildren. All of this experience allows them to write with compassion, understanding, and wisdom based on what really works in the real-world of parenting. The companion website offers even more details on select subjects, including lists of all the best resources on each topic and worksheets to guide parents’ decision-making process. The website also includes a bonus chapter on pre-conception, which provides ways to improve your health and fertility before pregnancy begins.

Pregnancy childbirth and the newborn

Author: Penny Simkin
Publisher: Meadowbrook Press
ISBN: 0881660043
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Health & Fitness

With over one million copies in print, this is one of the best-selling books about pregnancy on the market. More complete and up-to-date than any other pregnancy guide, this remarkable book is the "bible" for childbirth educators. Now revised with: -a greatly expanded treatment of pregnancy tests, complications, and infections -an expanded list of drugs and medications, plus advice for uses -a brand-new chapter on creating a detailed birth plan Called "excellent" by the "American Journal of Nursing,"

The Birth Partner

Author: Penny Simkin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781558328808
Release Date: 2017-07-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Since the original publication of The Birth Partner, new mothers' partners, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth assistants) have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother from the last few weeks of pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Fully revised in its fourth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. This completely updated edition includes thorough information on:Preparing for labor and knowing when it has begun; Normal labor and how to help the woman every step of the way; Epidurals and other medications for labor; Non-drug techniques for easing labor pain; Cesarean birth and complications that may require it; Breastfeeding and newborn care; And much more.For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable.

The Complete Book of Pregnancy Childbirth

Author: Sheila Kitzinger
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780375710476
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

A guide to pregnancy and childbirth provides all the information women need to make decisions about prenatal tests, pain control, and how and where to give birth, with advice on the development of the fetus, body changes, and labor preparation techniques.

With You Your Baby All the Way

Author: Jerri Colonero
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
ISBN: 0923521437
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Provides in-depth answers to a wide variety of questions prospective parents may have about pregnancy, the childbirth experience, recovery, and newborn care, and features a detailed table of contents, a glossary, and other reference materials.

The Thinking Woman s Guide to a Better Birth

Author: Henci Goer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440674303
Release Date: 1999-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice. Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests. The book covers: Cesareans Breech babies Inducing labor Electronic Fetal Monitoring Rupturing Membranes Coping with slow labor Pain medication Epistiotomy Vaginal birth after a Ceasarean Doulas Deciding on a doctor or midwife Choosing where to have your baby and much more . . .

The Birth Partner

Author: Penny Simkin
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
ISBN: 1558321950
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth, and the essential manual to have at hand during the event.

The Mother of All Toddler Books

Author: Ann Douglas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470739339
Release Date: 2010-01-28
Genre: Family & Relationships

THE MOTHER OF ALL TODDLER BOOKS is the one toddler book no Canadian parent should be without. Written in the same friendly and non-bossy tone as the previous books in this bestselling series—and based on the best advice of more than 100 Canadian parents—The Mother of All Toddler Books takes you on a guided journey through the toddler years, highlighting they key attractions you and your child can expect to enjoy along the way. Warm and informative, friendly and reassuring, The Mother of All Toddler Books is the ultimate guide to getting through the toddler years in the Great White North. The Mother of All Toddlers Books offers the inside scoop on what it's really like to raise a toddler—the good, the bad, and the ugly proving strategies for coping with whining, biting, dawdling, temper tantrums, and other hazards of toddlerhood sensible advice on making toilet-training as stress-free as possible for you and your child creative suggestions for arts and crafts projects and other activities that you and your toddler will enjoy doing together comprehensive, medically-reviewed answers to all your toddler-related health questions (especially the ones that pop into your head the moment your doctor's office closes for the weekend!) a directory of key Canadian parenting and pediatric health organizations a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents Canadian immunization schedules, toddler growth charts, child safety checklists, and much more. Ann Douglas is Canada's foremost parenting writer and the author of 21 books.

Ina May s Guide to Childbirth

Author: Ina May Gaskin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307486257
Release Date: 2008-11-19
Genre: Health & Fitness

What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:• Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play • What really happens during labor • Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable • Episiotomy--is it really necessary? • Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs • Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth • How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression • The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor doesn’t necessarily tell you • The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers • How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, including a hospital • And much more Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.

Our Bodies Ourselves Pregnancy and Birth

Author: Boston Women's Health Book Collective
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416565914
Release Date: 2008-03-04
Genre: Health & Fitness

The trusted editors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, called “a feminist classic” by The New York Times, present a comprehensive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, from prenatal care and emotional well-being to how to handle the pain of childbirth. Pregnancy and birth are as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing, thinking, or loving. But as soon as you announce you’re expecting, you may be bombarded with advice from every angle—well-meaning friends, relatives, medical professionals, even strangers want to weigh in on what you should or shouldn’t do, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by their conflicting recommendations. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth will help you sort fact from fiction, giving you the most accurate research, up-to-date information, and the firsthand experiences of numerous women who have been exactly where you are today. You’ll get the tools you need to take care of yourself and your baby during and after your pregnancy, from tips on eating well during pregnancy to strategies for coping with stress and depression. Learn everything you need to know about: · Choosing a good health care provider · Selecting a place of birth · Understanding prenatal testing · Coping with labor pain · Speeding your physical recovery · Adjusting to life as a new mother Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth is an essential resource for women that will guide you through the many decisions ahead.

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Author: Mayo Clinic
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 9780795317187
Release Date: 2011-10-26
Genre: Health & Fitness

Any woman looking for accurate, reliable, and authoritative information from a reliable source will surely appreciate this pregnancy book from the world-class Mayo Clinic. There are hundreds of pages of in depth information that new parents will find useful and informative. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth as well as month-by-month changes that mom can expect and a forty-week pregnancy calendar as well as a symptom guide and a review of important pregnancy decisions. In this illustrated book you’ll also find pre-pregnancy advice: how to get pregnant in the first place and once you are pregnant, meal planning tips, healthy exercise, safe medication use, and general parenthood advice. This pregnancy book is the result of the efforts of a collective team of pregnancy experts who find nothing in medicine more exciting and satisfying than the birth of a healthy child with a healthy mother. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is an essential pregnancy resource for parents-to-be.

The Labor Progress Handbook

Author: Penny Simkin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119170501
Release Date: 2017-04-13
Genre: Medical

Praise for the previous edition: "This…edition is timely, useful, well organized, and should be in the bags of all doulas, nurses, midwives, physicians, and students involved in childbirth." –Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia is an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult or prolonged labor. Thoroughly updated and highly illustrated, the book shows how to tailor one’s care to the suspected etiology of the problem, using the least complex interventions first, followed by more complex interventions if necessary. This new edition now includes a new chapter on reducing dystocia in labors with epidurals, new material on the microbiome, as well as information on new counselling approaches specially designed for midwives to assist those who have had traumatic childbirths. Fully referenced and full of practical instructions throughout, The Labor Progress Handbook continues to be an indispensable guide for novices and experts alike who will benefit from its concise and accessible content.

Pea in a Pod

Author: Linda Goldberg
Publisher: Square One Pub
ISBN: 0757003478
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Back in the good old days, mothers-to-be visited their obstetricians once a month and gave birth to their babies heavily sedated, while their husbands paced nervously in the waiting room. Today, most parents choose to be active players. If you want to be a participant in the birth of your baby, "Pea in a Pod" is your playbook. Taking you from your first day of pregnancy through your child s first year, "Pea in a Pod" presents everything from relaxation exercises to practice during pregnancy, birth positions, and breathing techniques. This comprehensive guide offers a month-by-month breakdown of the physical changes to expect during pregnancy and describes the emotional aspects of pregnancy. It also provides a nutrition plan for the pregnant woman; exercise plans for the mother-to-be, new mother, and cesarean mother; and a wealth of hints for the father-to-be and labor partner. The basics of infant care and breastfeeding are included, and over 200 photographs and illustrations clarify the text. A step-by-step handbook, a ready reference, and a source of practical advice, "Pea in a Pod" is a book you ll turn to time and time again.

Spiritual Midwifery

Author: Ina May Gaskin
Publisher: Book Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781570679582
Release Date: 2010-11-09
Genre: Health & Fitness

Spiritual Midwifery is considered by many to be the bible of the home birth movement. This classic book on natural childbirth introduced a whole generation of women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. At a time when higher levels of technology were the wave of the future, the home birth movement testified to the naturalness and normalcy of the birthing process-even the sacredness of it. Ina May Gaskin, the author, is a powerful advocate for a woman's right to give birth without excessive and unnecessary medical intervention. Now in its fourth edition, her voice is needed as much now as then. In today's climate of unprecedented numbers of cesarean sections and induced labor, knowledge of this birthing process enables women to make informed choices regarding their maternity care and delivery options. The birthing stories and section on care of the newborn are valuable to anyone about to become a parent.