The Pregnancy Countdown Book

Author: Susan Magee
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594740879
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Health & Fitness

Using a countdown mode starting on day 280, offers one page of tips, anecdotes, quotes, and information for each day of a pregnancy.

The Waiting Room

Author: Kalle P. Fletcher
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465315969
Release Date: 2009-07-14
Genre: Family & Relationships

Join couples from across the country as they deal with infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy after infertility, adoption, and childfree choices. Each remarkable story is an honest account of what the road to motherhood looks like through the eyes of women from all different backgrounds and situations. No longer satisfied with hiding behind their smiles, these incredible women open their hearts for the first time. Sharing their experiences, these women prove that their journey has made them stronger than they ever thought possible.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Women s Sexual and Reproductive Health

Author: Deborah Mitchell
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1429964588
Release Date: 2009-03-03
Genre: Health & Fitness

• Comprehensive information on the health challenges today's women face throughout life, all in an easy-to-follow, A-to-Z format • Guidelines for finding the best possible specialist for your reproductive and sexual health needs, whether you are seeking a gynecologist, genetic counselor, endocrinologist, or midwife • Includes helpful "what to ask your doctor" checklists and timetables for medical exams and screenings • An overview of the state of women's health today—from such conditions as amenorrhea to infertility to premature ovarian failure to breast cancer—including the latest research and resources

Best Practices in Midwifery Second Edition

Author: Barbara A. Anderson, DrPH, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826131799
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Medical

First Edition an AJN Book of the Year Award Winner! This second edition of a groundbreaking book is substantially revised to deliver the foundation for an evidence-based model for best practices in midwifery, a model critical to raising the United States' current standing as the bottom-ranking country for maternity mortality among developed nations.With a focus on updated scientific evidence as the framework for midwifery practice, the book includes 21 completely new chapters that address bothcontinuing and new areas of practice, the impact of institutional and national policies, and the effects of diversity and globalization. Incorporating themidwifery model of care, the book provides strategies for change and guidance for implementing evidence-based best practices. The book examines midwifery efforts to improve the health of women and children in the U.S., for example, Strong Start, US MERA, Centering Pregnancy, a focus on physiologic birth, and successful global endeavors. It encompasses a diverse nationwide authorship that includes leaders in midwifery,academicians, midwives representing diversity, hospital- and community-based practitioners, and policymakers. This coalition of authors from diversebackgrounds facilitates an engaging and robust discussion around best practices. Chapters open with a contemporary review of the literature, a comparisonof current (often scientifically unsubstantiated and ineffective) practices, evidence-based recommendations, and best practices for midwifery. Key Features: Focuses on scientific evidence as the framework for midwifery practice Addresses continuing and new, controversial areas of practice with strategies and guidelines for change Includes 20 out of 27 completely new chapters Authored by a diverse group of 44 prominent midwifery leaders Examines practices that are in conflict with scientific evidence

Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom

Author: Alice D. Domar
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698184442
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Health & Fitness

This invaluable resource shows moms-to-be how to manage stress during pregnancy. Pregnancy is exciting and exhilarating, but it can also be physically and psychologically demanding. The myth, perpetuated by social media, says that you should be “glowing,” but in reality, you may be anxious and find yourself on an emotional roller coaster. And that is okay. Feeling stressed and moody are very normal reactions to the changes your body is going through, the thoughts you might have about how your pregnancy will impact your career and relationships, and the social pressure to have a perfect pregnancy. High levels of stress and anxiety are not good for you or your baby, but there are ways to cope with and counteract these feelings, put them in perspective, and bring peace to your pregnancy. It is indeed possible to learn new skills that will enable you to glow and thrive. In addition to featuring fun quizzes, stories of women with whom Dr. Alice Domar has worked, and information, advice, and encouragement, Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom includes mind-body techniques that can relieve stress, anxiety, and moodiness. With the tools and problem-solving approach presented here, you can adjust your expectations, restructure negative thought patterns, cultivate resilience, and not only meet the challenges of pregnancy, but happily anticipate the most amazing experience of your life: becoming a mother. From the Trade Paperback edition.