Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering

Author: Sarah Buckley
Editor: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 0307832031
Size: 10,24 MB
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An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children. Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women's experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship.

Birthing Normally After A Caesarean Or Two 2nd British Edition

Author: Helene Vadeboncoeur
Editor: Fresh Heart Publishing
ISBN: 1906619247
Size: 17,41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is for any woman considering a vaginal birth after one or more previous caesareans. What are the risks? What are the advantages? What is the best choice in your particular case? The author, Helene Vadeboncoeur, takes you through the research and also gives you a glimpse into other women's experiences through the use of first-hand accounts. It was, in fact, the author's experience of two very different births (one a caesarean, the next a VBAC) that inspired her to get a PhD. In her thesis she explored how women experience giving birth in hospital. Helene wanted to consider questions about birth because this is such an important event in women's lives. For over 10 years since then, she has divided her time between teaching and participating in research projects. (She is currently on the Board of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization.) She also regularly gives talks at conferences around the world. This means that you not only get the benefit of advice from a woman who's been through both a caesarean and a VBAC, you also get taken through the most up-to-date research (now updated for the 2nd edition). Serious information is presented in an upbeat, readable style. Comment from a consultant: "As a professional who is concerned about the risk in the caesarean rate I would like to suggest that all women who have anything to do with caesareans read this book. The author has collected research data and precious accounts, which will help women make an informed choice as to how to give birth to their babies." Feedback from a midwife: "Helene Vadeboncoeur offers women an important tool to support them if they choose to give birth vaginally after a previous caesarean." Comment from a reader of the original, French edition: "This book is a response to questions. It will serve to demystify fears and inspire confidence."

Preparing For A Healthy Birth

Author: Sylvie Donna
Editor: Fresh Heart Publishing
ISBN: 1906619050
Size: 20,47 MB
Format: PDF
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Are you pregnant, or hoping to have a baby soon? This book is a reassuring and thought-provoking 10-step guide for women who want to go through pregnancy and birth with as little intervention and disturbance as possible, with a midwife or consultant in attendance, for the sake of safety. Based on the idea that childbirth is a healthy process and not a sickness of any kind, this book will provide you with the information and inspiration you need in order to get your baby - or babies! - born healthily. (Actually, the book features several mothers of twins or triplets, who also had completely normal births, as well as mothers who were considered high risk for other reasons, such as being over 30.) The 10-step programme is presented in a chatty, easy-read format and includes information not usually easily-available to non-experts, as well as plenty of first-hand accounts or comments from women who ve had entirely healthy births. (There are also a few cautionary tales from those who didn t...) Contributions come from Michel Odent (pioneer of water births), Janet Balaskas (the woman who realised we re better off not lying down when we give birth!) and Bill Bryson (the travel writer)... as well as from many other experts and ordinary but extraordinary mothers, who made this book possible. In short, this is a handbook which could make a real difference to your future and also that of your babies and wider family. There is a comprehensive Glossary and Index, which could be very useful to you if you re new to this business of having babies, or if you want to make your experience far better than it was last time. A comment from an antenatal teacher: What every woman will want to know, put simply and clearly. A comment from a midwife, perinatal researcher and adjunct professor (Betty-Anne Daviss): Sylvie has created a prescription for healthy birth in a 10-step approach to keep parents focused on what is important in a potentially disastrous birth environment... She has... provided us with a book that encapsulates anything you wanted to know about keeping your birth normal and healthy... And a comment from a mother: Had a very late night Friday as I could not put your book down. Wow!

Your Baby Your Way

Author: Jennifer Margulis
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451636091
Size: 12,45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Originally published as The business of baby."

Deeply Holistic

Author: Pip Waller
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171806
Size: 13,92 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This user-friendly guide gives straightforward and practical advice to anyone who wants a holistic approach to taking care of themselves naturally. Following the traditional framework of an anatomy book that explains each body system chapter-by-chapter, Pip Waller—an experienced practitioner and teacher—provides fundamental information and tips about exercise, diet, supplements, understanding and caring for your emotional and mental health, naturopathic principles from various traditions, and simple yet effective ways of working with spiritual energy. Based on the premise that an underlying vital force—which needs to be in balance for health to be fully present—animates all life, this book is designed to support and promote our inherent tendency toward wholeness and equilibrium. Each chapter includes fun recipes to enhance health and well-being.

Painless Childbirth

Author: Giuditta Tornetta
Editor: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581826401
Size: 20,26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth is a nine-step guide designed to help mothers better understand themselves and the baby that is forming inside their belly. Painless Childbirth promotes self-confidence, urging women to take charge of their well-being as they make informed decisions about their prenatal care, their life choices, and their emotional state. Giuditta Tornetta offers a clear, easy-to-follow process that leads women to discover their innate ability to give birth to their babies and build their self-esteem. She'll help you tune out some of the supposed "experts" and fear-based pregnancy guides and help you rely on your own inner knowledge. Studies have shown that the quality of life in the womb is in direct correlation with the quality of the future life. Over the course of nine months, a mother is encouraged to look at the mix of emotional, psychological, and spiritual influences that have shaped her and will mold her baby's present and future. This essential guide is filled with practical tools and exercises to empower the mother to overcome the many obstacles and fears that stand in the way of her serenity and preparation for a natural delivery. Author Giuditta Tornetta says, "This is not a new technique, but a call to a shift in consciousness from 'pregnancy and labor are happening to me,' to 'my baby and I are working together towards the same joyful goal: the making of and arrival of new life.'" Here's what the experts say about Painless Childbirth: "Pregnancy is a beautiful balance of life, love and spirit and Giuditta reflects that perfectly in her gentle book. What a lovely way to prepare for your new life ahead." --Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, creator of the book/DVD The Happiest Baby on the Block "Painless Childbirth is filled with heartfelt, practical and scientifically accurate information. It helps women expect the best - and then create it." --Christiane Northrup, MD, bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom "The author in her doula practice incorporates pre- and perinatal psychology principles with matter-of-fact assertiveness, and basic p&p premises are authoritatively conveyed throughout the book. This might be the most interesting book yet on a doula's life." --Joel Evans, MD, OB/GYN, director of The Center for Women's Health in Stamford, CT, author of The Whole Pregnancy Handbook "As we birth our babies, we also give birth to ourselves as mothers. Giuditta's gentle guidance and spiritual nourishment will give confidence and joy on the exquisite journey to motherhood." --Sarah Buckley, MD, is the author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 14,51 MB
Format: PDF
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Having Children

Author: Rich Wemhoff
Editor: Resource Pathways Incorporated
ISBN: 9780965342438
Size: 12,90 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Identifies the best resources to consult for information about pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care, as well as adoption and infertility, and includes reviews of many more print and some electronic resources.

Video Sourcebook

Author: Thomson Gale
Editor: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414400990
Size: 12,35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.