Choosing Waterbirth

Author: Lakshmi Bertram
Editor: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612831497
Size: 13,65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.


Author: Dianne Garland
Editor: Books for Midwives Press
ISBN: 9780750652025
Size: 16,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 304

* Examines the use of hydrotherapy in hospital and at home in line with current evidence-based practice * Explores the practical issues of setting up a water birthing facility both at home and in a hospital environment *Explains issues of maternal and newborn physiology *Discusses practical aspects of care during and after use of a birthing pool * A new chapter on Midwifery education explains how to comply with the requirements for PREP

The Water Birth Book

Author: Janet Balaskas
Editor: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 9780007108176
Size: 10,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Revisiting Waterbirth

Author: Dianne Garland
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137604956
Size: 19,83 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Author: Sara Wickham
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0750675403
Size: 20,48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 756

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: 18,81 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 243

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: 18,47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 398

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.

Gentle Birth Choices

Author: Barbara Harper
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594778639
Size: 18,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 768

Birth as every woman would like it to be • Recommended by Lamaze International as one of the top ten books for pregnant women and their families • Includes a 45-minute DVD of six live gentle births • More than 32,000 copies sold of the original edition New parents are faced with a myriad of choices about pregnancy, labor, and birth. In Gentle Birth Choices Barbara Harper, renowned childbirth advocate, nurse, former midwife, and mother of three, helps to clarify these choices and shows how to plan a meaningful, family-centered birth experience. She dispels medical myths and reimagines birth without fear, pain, or violence. Harper explains the numerous gentle birth choices available, including giving birth in an independent birth center, at home, or in a hospital birthing room; finding a primary caregiver who shares your philosophy of birth; and deciding how to best use current technologies. She also provides practical advice for couples wishing to explore the option of using a doula or water during labor and birth to avoid the unwanted effects of drugs and epidurals. The Gentle Birth Choices DVD blends interviews with midwives and physicians and six actual births that illustrate the options of water birth, home birth, and vaginal birth after a prior Cesarean section. The DVD clearly reveals the strength of women during childbirth and the healthy and happy outcome of women exercising gentle birth choices. It is a powerful instructional tool, not only for expectant parents, but also for midwives, hospitals, birth centers, and doctors.

Water Birth

Author: Susanna Napierala
Editor: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780897892858
Size: 12,32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes the element of water as a medium for birthing and provides guidelines for couples planning a water birth.

The Essential Homebirth Guide

Author: Jane E. Drichta
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451668635
Size: 15,35 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Birthing is a miraculous time when you and your baby will work together to bring about life. As you finally cradle your precious newborn in your arms, you should know deep in your soul that every decision that brought the two of you to this special moment was yours. More families than ever are choosing to birth at home. Midwives Jane E. Drichta and Jodilyn Owen answer questions about the kind of care, support, and information you need as you investigate whether this option is right for you. Birth can be an empowering and positive experience, and this book provides gentle guidance, with high regard for your wisdom and ability to successfully navigate your prenatal care, birth, and early mothering. Enriched with real birth stories from new mothers, The Essential Homebirth Guide offers thoughtful, compassionate advice on a wealth of birthing topics, including: • Building a supportive homebirth community • Caring for yourself and your baby from your pregnancy through the postpartum period • Communicating about your birthing plans with your midwife, your partner, and your family and friends • Deciding whether homebirth is safe for you • Educating yourself about common pregnancy-related issues • Preparing your home and your family for the big day