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.

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.

A Holistic Guide to Embracing Pregnancy Childbirth and Motherhood

Author: Karen Salt
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 1555612822
Release Date: 2002-08-31
Genre: Health & Fitness

A beautifully written, empowering guide to pregnancy the natural way arms mothers-to-be with all the information they need to birth a child "holistically," complete with tips on fitness, nutrition, meditation, and "positive energy" living. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Empty Arms

Author: Pam Vredevelt
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307565343
Release Date: 2009-02-04
Genre: Religion

Now with updated content. “I’m not picking up a heartbeat.” These are the most dreaded words an expectant mother can hear. As joy and anticipation dissolve into confusion and grief, painful questions refuse to go away: Why me? Did I do something wrong? How will this affect my ability to have a family? What do I say to my children without scaring them? With the warmth and compassion of a Licensed Professional Counselor and writing as a mother who has suffered the loss of a baby and a sixteen-year-old son, Pam Vredevelt offers sound answers and advice. As an expert in love and loss, Pam gives reassuring comfort to any woman fighting to maintain stability and faith in the midst of devastating heartbreak. Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy is the essential guidebook for anyone suffering the agony of losing a baby. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Childbirth Across Cultures

Author: Helaine Selin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9048125995
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Social Science

This book will explore the childbirth process through globally diverse perspectives in order to offer a broader context with which to think about birth. We will address multiple rituals and management models surrounding the labor and birth process from communities across the globe. Labor and birth are biocultural events that are managed in countless ways. We are particularly interested in the notion of power. Who controls the pregnancy and the birth? Is it the hospital, the doctor, or the in-laws, and in which cultures does the mother have the control? These decisions, regarding place of birth, position, who receives the baby and even how the mother may or may not behave during the actual delivery, are all part of the different ways that birth is conducted. One chapter of the book will be devoted to midwives and other birth attendants. There will also be chapters on the Evolution of Birth, on Women’s Birth Narratives, and on Child Spacing and Breastfeeding. This book will bring together global research conducted by professional anthropologists, midwives and doctors who work closely with the individuals from the cultures they are writing about, offering a unique perspective direct from the cultural group.

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.

Mama s Little Baby

Author: Dennis Brown
Publisher: Penguin USA
ISBN: 0452274192
Release Date: 1998-07-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offers advice on pre-and post-natal care, and parenthood

New Well Pregnancy Book

Author: Mike Samuels
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684810577
Release Date: 1996-06-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

Easy-to-use charts, diagrams, and checklists enhance a fully updated and accessible guide for parents-to-be that covers every phase and aspect of pregnancy, including prenatal care, hormonal changes, and birthing options. By the authors of The Well Baby Book. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Murray Enkin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019263173X
Release Date: 2000-06-15
Genre: Medical

A Guide to effective care in pregnancy and childbirth is a clearly written review of the important research evidence on the effects of the various care practices carried out during pregnancy, childbirth, and the early days after birth. In addition to the details provided in the text, the book concludes with valuable tables that list the practices which are beneficial, those of unknown effectiveness, and those likely to be ineffective or harmful.

The Natural Pregnancy Book

Author: Aviva Jill Romm
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 9780307804679
Release Date: 2011-08-17
Genre: Health & Fitness

Reading The Natural Pregnancy Book is like having your own personal herbalist and midwife at your side. Expertly written by Aviva Jill Romm, who has been providing family-centered natural health care for almost twenty years, it guides women through treating the common ills and ailments of pregnancy simply with herbs and nutrition. Aviva thoughtfully follows the woman's journey from baby's conception to birth, describing herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy, along with those you should avoid during your term. Her herbal remedies cover such familiar concerns as anxiety, fatigue, morning sickness, and stretch marks. She also discusses the components of a healthy diet, with an emphasis on natural foods. With its detailed information and comforting voice, The Natural Pregnancy Book is a complete primer for the woman who envisions a safe pregnancy as nature intended it.

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.

The Complete Book of Natural Pregnancy and Childcare

Author: Anne Charlish
Publisher: Southwater
ISBN: 1780194285
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre:

This work contains sensible advice for pregnancy and tells the pregnant mother what is happening to her body and her growing baby every step of the way. It contains information on diet, keeping fit, and how to use natural therapies and massage. There is also advice on being a parent, for example, dealing with childhood illnesses.

The Mama Natural Week by Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Genevieve Howland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501146671
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

"Mama Natural's Week to Week Guide to Pregnancy is the modern (and yet ancient) approach to pregnancy and childbirth. "Natural" recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage--not a medical condition. This book draws upon the latest research showing how beneficial and life-changing natural birth is for both babies and moms. Full of weekly advice and tips for a healthy pregnancy, Grace details vital nutrition to take, natural remedies for common and troublesome symptoms, as well as the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of interventions. Pregnancy, childbirth, health, health and wellness, parenting, family"--

The New Pregnancy Childbirth

Author: Sheila Kitzinger
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9781405363327
Release Date: 2011-01-20
Genre: Family & Relationships

A classic for all new parents, this book inspires, informs and reassures. From conception through to birth, Sheila Kitzinger describes what to expect and prepares parents-to-be for the physical changes ahead. Now includes information on Caesarean births, the birthing sling, sex during pregnancy, and nutrition. Encourages expectant parents to be actively involved in decisions about their antenatal care and birth method.