Choosing Waterbirth

Author: Lakshmi Bertram
Editor: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612831497
Size: 19,92 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Waterbirth is an all-natural, gentle, pain-reducing, fulfilling, and empowering birthing method, in which mother and infant start their new life together in a relaxing and deeply familiar environment: warm water. But is it safe? How does water reduce the pain? And is it really more beneficial to your baby? In this complete guide to waterbirth, a yoga instructor and mother of five "water babies" relates her own experiences in the tub while providing the important information that every parent needs to understand, prepare for, and undertake waterbirthing: The basics of natural birthHow water immersion promotes the feeling of well-being while reducing painHow to locate birthing facilities, practitioners, and tubsExercises designed to relax and strengthen the motherHow to create the ideal birthing environmentPractical advise for breast-feeding, baby massage, and more In addition, Choosing Waterbirth contains a complete prenatal yoga program with exercises and breathing and relaxation techniques designed to prepare the mother for an easier labor and delivery. More than 80 photos, including some of the author giving birth in water, bring the experience vividly to life. If you are interested in creating a loving, positive, empowering, and fulfilling birth experience, Choosing Waterbirth will provide you with all the information, practical guidance, and insight you'll ever need.

Revisiting Waterbirth

Author: Dianne Garland
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137604956
Size: 18,94 MB
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Forlagets beskrivelse: The use of warm water immersion throughout the birthing process is renowned for its physical and psychological benefits, yet waterbirth is still vastly underrepresented as a birthing method across the globe. Now going into its second edition, Dianne Garland's popular and authoritative text guides the reader through the clinical, practical and organisational considerations for delivery in water. Drawing on the author's own extensive experience, the book explores: [1] the history and evolution of hydrotherapeutic theory. [2] the specific skills and specialist care required for attending births in this setting. [3] key research and debates surrounding the many aspects of waterbirth. [4] practical guidance on engaging with parents when promoting waterbirth as an option.From an internationally renowned and respected midwife, this new edition retains the personal and engaging style that made the first edition so popular. The book is enhanced with photos taken from the author's own travels around the world, and features a wealth of interactive material - including an expansion of the Birth Story feature, whereby first-hand accounts of waterbirth from both mothers and practitioners worldwide provide an often moving conclusion to each chapter. With a strong focus on developing practitioners' knowledge and skills in this area, enabling them to confidently offer waterbirth as a safe and viable option, this classic text is an invaluable one-stop resource for anyone with academic, professional or personal interests in waterbirth.


Author: Sara Wickham
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0750675403
Size: 11,87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presenting a succinct review of key issues within midwifery, this text is a practical reference resource that will be of use to midwives operating at all levels.

Infancy In America A I

Author: Alice S. Honig
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072207
Size: 19,27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The latest findings on the mental, emotional, and physical life of the human infant, presented in nontechnical language and user-friendly A–Z format. * More than 500 entries, ranging from down-to-earth child-rearing advice to summaries of the latest research in medicine and developmental psychology * Contributions by 31 experts from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, education, psychology, and sociology

Yoga Journal

Size: 14,77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

The Water Birth Book

Author: Janet Balaskas
Editor: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 9780007108176
Size: 13,25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Waterbirth Book is the comprehensive guide to all aspects of waterbirth and the use of water throughout pregnancy and during infancy.

Water Birth

Author: Susanna Napierala
Editor: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780897892858
Size: 19,73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Describes the element of water as a medium for birthing and provides guidelines for couples planning a water birth.

Oh Baby

Author: Bettie B. Youngs
Editor: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781571745033
Size: 12,10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Are you ever really prepared for your first child? Or even the second or third? Sure, you've got the nursery set up, the diapers bought, and the pediatrician selected, but you may be shocked, despite your best efforts, at how totally unprepared you are for parenthood! Oh, Baby! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change YOUR Life the First Year will provide you--the expectant or new parent--with the "real story" about the many surprising ways a new baby will turn your life upside-down. The joys will be plentiful--but so are the challenges! In fact, seven key areas of your life will be impacted--in both wonderful and overwhelming ways--when you have a baby. This book is realistic about how life is changed postbaby. It offers practical advice and sensitive know-how to help survive--and even thrive--in the first year.

Water Birth And Sexuality

Author: Michel Odent
ISBN: 1905570732
Size: 16,99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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‘After the historic student revolt in France a period of audacious creativity resulted. The watchword was: “It is forbidden to forbid”. We took advantage of this transient cultural folly to do what would have been impossible ten years before or ten years after, introducing in the maternity unit of a state hospital an inflatable outdoor pool as a way to replace drugs during birth.’ – from the Introduction In this groundbreaking book, Dr Odent takes as his starting point the world-famous work on childbirth at Pithiviers, where he first noticed the strong attraction to water that many women have during labour. As well as discovering the practical advantages of water during the birthing process, he began to consider the meaning and importance of water as a symbol. Water, Birth and Sexuality examines the living power of water and its erotic connotations. Odent evaluates what water meant in different cultures throughout history, through myths and legends, and what it means for us today: from an advertiser’s tool to a metaphor for aspects of the psyche. He also studies humanity’s special relationship to dolphins, and the related ‘aquatic ape’ theory. A practical section on the use of water during birth and in various therapies, particularly sex therapy, is included. This edition of this classic work features a new Introduction.

The Midwife S Labour And Birth Handbook

Author: Vicky Chapman
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119235111
Size: 15,15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Praise for the previous edition: "...An outstanding handbook. It will be a familiar volume on most midwifery bookshelves, providing an excellent guide to midwifery focused care of both woman and child in the birthing setting." Nursing Times Online Providing a practical and comprehensive guide to midwifery care, The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook continues to promote best practice and a safe, satisfying birthing experience with a focus on women-centred care. Covering all aspects of care during labour and birth, from obstetric emergencies to the practicalities of perineal repair (including left-hand suturing), the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to include: Full colour photographs of kneeling extended breech and footling breech births New water birth and breech water birth photographs New water birth and breech water birth photographs Sepsis Group B streptococcus Care of the woman with diabetes/Neonatal hypoglycaemia Mental health Seeding/microbirthing It also addresses important issues such as: Why are the numbers of UK women giving birth in stirrups RISING rather than falling? Why are so few preterm babies given bedside resuscitation with the cord intact? Would the creation of midwife breech practitioners/specialists enable more women to choose vaginal breech birth and is breech water birth safe? What is the legal position for women who choose to free birth – and their birth partners? Why are midwives challenging the OASI care bundle? Incorporating research, evidence and anecdotal observations, The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook remains an essential resource for both student midwives and experienced practising midwives.