Birth

Author: Sylvie Donna
Editor: Fresh Heart Publishing
ISBN: 1906619190
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A book for pregnant women who would prefer to give birth with as little intervention as possible, so as to make things as good as possible for both themselves and their babies. The 'countdown' takes the reader through 10 key topics, and all discussion of issues is supplemented with birth stories and comments from all kinds of women and professionals too. The tone is practical, reassuring and even inspirational because the many positive birth stories show how it's possible to have a really happy, healthy experience of birth. Contributions come from Janet Balaskas (the woman who realised we're better off not lying down when we give birth!), Michel Odent (pioneer of water births) and Bill Bryson (the travel writer)... as well as from many other experts and 'ordinary' but extraordinary mothers, who made this book possible. The advice is based on current research evidence and in any cases where the evidence is controversial the research and relevant issues are discussed in an optional extra 'notes' section at the back of the book. There is a comprehensive Glossary of pregnancy terms and a user-friendly Index, so as to make it an optimally useful book in all sense of the word. In short, this is a handbook which could make a real difference to a pregnant woman's experience and also to that of her baby. 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!"

Optimal Birth What Why And How

Author: Sylvie Donna
Editor: Fresh Heart Publishing
ISBN: 1906619220
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A book to help midwives and other health care professionals think through the practicalities of optimising pregnancies and births. After explaining precisely how 'optimal' is defined, nine reasons are presented to justify why this kind of birth is best. Finally, key practical issues are considered and reflective questions provided, so as to give caregivers a clear basis for clinical practice, wherever their place of work. This easy-read, accessible book, which is fully referenced, is equally useful for students of midwifery (or obstetrics, or medicine generally), practising midwives, doulas, and maternity care assistants. This third edition includes changes based on feedback and some additional material.

Birth Pain

Author: Verena Schmid
Editor: Fresh Heart Publishing
ISBN: 1906619239
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A book for midwives who would like to explore how best to help women cope with pain and fear. This book contains information about the physiological and psychological functions of pain; cultural influences on the experience of labour pain; elective caesareans, which are supposedly a simpler alternative; advantages and drawbacks of using pharmacological pain relief; information and ideas on how to transform labour pain into an experience of strength and power. While the book provides information on a very wide range of pain relief options and the emphasis is on maternal choice, it also presents many convincing arguments for normal physiological birth. It can therefore make a contribution to helping reduce the rate of unnecessary caesareans and help midwives improve rates of maternal satisfaction. Forewords by Dr Trudy Stevens and Dr Helene Vadeboncoeur.

Birthing Normally After A Caesarean Or Two 2nd British Edition

Author: Helene Vadeboncoeur
Editor: Fresh Heart Publishing
ISBN: 1906619247
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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, Hélène 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. Hélène 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: "Hélène 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."

Birth And Breastfeeding

Author: Michel Odent
Editor: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS
ISBN: 9781905570065
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Humanity, argues Michel Odent, stands at a crossroads in the history of childbirth--and the direction we choose to take will have critical consequences. Until recently a woman could not have had a baby without releasing a complex cocktail of "love hormones." In many societies today, most women give birth without relying on the release of such a flow of hormones. Some give birth via cesarean section, while others use drugs that not only block the release of these natural substances, but also do not have their beneficial behavioral effects. "This unprecedented situation must be considered in terms of civilization," says Odent. It gives us urgent new reasons to rediscover the basic needs of women in labor. At a time when pleas for the "humanization" of childbirth are fashionable, the author suggests, rather, that we should first accept our 'mammalian' condition and give priority to the woman's need for privacy and to feel secure. The activity of the intellect, the use of language, and many cultural beliefs and rituals--which are all special to humans--are handicaps in the period surrounding birth. Says Odent: "To give birth to her baby, the mother needs privacy. She needs to feel unobserved. The newborn baby needs the skin of the mother, the smell of the mother, her breast. These are all needs that we hold in common with the other mammals, but which humans have learned to neglect, to ignore or even deny." Expectant parents, midwives, childbirth educators, those involved in public health, and all those interested in the future of humanity will find this a provocative and visionary book. Contents: Our Mammalian Roots (and a little girl in North Dakota) At the Dawn of the Post-Electronic Age (side effects of electronic fetal monitoring) The Hospital of the Future (privacy in the birthplace) On Another Planet (the human environment in the birthplace) The Fetus Ejection Reflex (regarding the birth of non-human mammals) Cats (a diversion) The Old and the New (the main chapter) Colostrum and Civilization (the newborn and contact with the mother) From Holland to Malawi (a Dutch midwife and a traditional birth attendant) Photos and Videos (the invasive camera) Freud as a Midwife (low-profile midwives as the experts on psychology) The Hormone of Love (the hormonal basis of "love") Breastfeeding and Family Structures (two inseparable topics) Lullaby Time (the specifically human lullaby)

Preparing For A Healthy Birth

Author: Sylvie Donna
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ISBN: 9781906619015
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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 obstetrician 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 program is presented in an 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 realized 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 a prenatal 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! "

Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering

Author: Sarah J. Buckley
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ISBN: 9780975807705
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Pregnancy and birth can be ecstatic, instinctive, fulfilling and safe for you and your baby. Gentle birth abd gentle parenting lay a strong foundation for life-long health and wellbeing for all the family. In this book, Dr Sarah Buckley combines the best medical evidence with her gentle mothering wisdom.

Myles Textbook For Midwives

Author: Margaret F. Myles
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ISBN: 9780443055867
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This new edition continues the outstanding tradition of excellence for which Myles Textbook for Midwives is internationally recognised. Thoroughly updated to reflect the concerns, needs and realities of modern midwifery, the book covers a complete spectrum of theoretical and practical topics - from basic to advanced - with which a midwife today must be familiar. Written by an exceptional and authoritative team of both practising and teaching midwives, and organised for clear and easy access to information, changes for this edtion include the following. New chapters on - Risk management. Complementary therapies. Recognising the ill baby. The range of midwife's clients. International midwifery. Substantially revised chapters on - Research in midwifery. Quality assurance. The midwife and independent midwifery. Statutory control of the practice of midwifery. As a comprehensive textbook, this 13th Edition will be invaluable for students of midwifery at all levels and practicing midwives looking for an up-to-date resource.

Dr Mom

Author: Marianne Egeland Neifert, M.D.
Editor: Putnam Publishing Group
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A comprehensive guide to baby and child care that gives detailed, professional advice on all areas of parenting from childbirth to discipline to choosing a day-care.

Bill Bryson S African Diary

Author: Bill Bryson
Editor: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307418845
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“Here is a man who suffers so his readers can laugh.” — Daily Telegraph Bill Bryson travels to Kenya in support of CARE International. All royalties and profits go to CARE International. Bryson visits Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. Kenya is a land of contrasts, with famous game reserves and a vibrant culture. It also provides plenty to worry a traveller like Bill Bryson, fixated as he is on the dangers posed by snakes, insects and large predators. It is also a country with many serious problems: refugees, AIDS, drought, and grinding poverty. The resultant diary, though short in length, contains the trademark Bryson stamp of wry observation and curious insight.

Super Nutrition For Babies Revised Edition

Author: Katherine Erlich
Editor: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 1631595172
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Freshly revised and updated to include incredible full-color photography, Super Nutrition for Babies, Revised Edition, features new recipes and the latest nutritional recommendations. Nutrition and proper feeding are critical in a baby’s formative first months and years. However, many traditional feeding recommendations and convenience-focused baby foods are created based on convention, rather than fostering optimal health and nutrition for infants. Filled with sugar, preservatives, and chemically-refined ingredients, these conventional baby foods make children vulnerable to illnesses and developmental difficulties now—and later in life. The revised version of Super Nutrition for Babies gives parents the latest science-verified nutritional recommendations for feeding their child. Based on the recommendations of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston A. Price and traditional food principles, Super Nutrition for Babies, Revised Edition provides you with information on all aspects of nutrition and feeding, including when to introduce meat in a child’s diet, healthier alternatives to dairy and soy, and introducing solid foods. You'll also get a comprehensive tutorial on establishing a regular eating schedule, dealing with picky eating, and the best foods for every age and stage. Super Nutrition for Babies, Revised Edition is everything you need to give your baby the best nutrition to minimize illness, improve sleep, and optimize brain development.

New Age

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Ghana

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Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011

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The State Of The World S Children

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School Library Journal

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Changing Childbirth

Author: Diony Young
Editor: Childbirth Graphics Limited
ISBN: 9780943114002
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"Authoritative, comprehensive, extensively documented information that you can use to: initiate changes in your hospital, demonstrate validity of the birth options you desire, design in-service education programs, testify at a public hearing, give solid documentation for legislative action, propose a demonstration project, provide resource material for teaching or media use."-- Back cover.

Global Obligations For The Right To Food

Author: George Kent
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
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A child may be born into a poor country, but not a poor world. If global human rights are to be meaningful, they must be universal. Global Obligations for the Right to Food assesses the nature and depth of the global responsibility to provide adequate food to the world's population. While governments have a primary responsibility for assuring the right to food for people under national jurisdictions, we as a global community are all responsible. Global Obligations for the Right to Food explores the various actions that should be taken by governments, non-governmental organizations, and individuals to ensure that citizens of the world have access to adequate food.

Globecom 91

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Talking Book Topics

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Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.