Childbirth Without Fear

Author: Grantly Dick-Read
Editor: Pollinger in Print
ISBN: 190566513X
Size: 10,32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 846

Groundbreaking classic of natural childbirth, which started the revolution still going on today. Useful reading for women, pregnant women, mothers, midwives, obstetricians.

Birth Without Fear

Author: January Harshe
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316515590
Size: 19,48 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 131

An inclusive, non-judgmental, and empowering guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum life that puts mothers first, offering straightforward guidance on all the options and issues that matter most to them (and their partners) when preparing for a baby. In Birth Without Fear, January Harshe--founder of the global online community Birth Without Fear--delivers an honest, positive, and passionate message of empowerment surrounding everything that involves having a baby. It's a guide that fills in the considerable cracks in the information available to women and families when they're preparing to welcome a child--covering care provider choices, medical freedom, birth options, breastfeeding, intimacy, postpartum depression, and much more. Birth Without Fear shows moms, dads, partners, and families how to choose the best provider for them, how to trust in themselves and the birth process, and how to seek the necessary help after the baby has arrived. In addition, it will educate them about their rights--and how to use their voice to exercise them--as well as how to cope with the messy postpartum feelings many people aren't willing to talk about. Unlike other pregnancy books, Birth Without Fear will also help partners understand what mothers are going through, as well as discuss the challenges that they, too, will face--and how they can navigate them. Shattering long-held myths and beliefs surrounding pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum experience, Birth Without Fear is an accessible, reassuring, and ultimately inspiring guide to taking charge of pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.

Ina May S Guide To Childbirth

Author: Ina May Gaskin
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307486257
Size: 14,61 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 341

What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:• Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play • What really happens during labor • Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable • Episiotomy--is it really necessary? • Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs • Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth • How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression • The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor doesn’t necessarily tell you • The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers • How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, including a hospital • And much more Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.

Dick Read S Childbirth Without Fear

Author: Grantly Dick-Read
Editor: Rigby Educational Publishers
Size: 13,62 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gentle Birth Choices

Author: Barbara Harper
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594778639
Size: 19,89 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 160

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.

Wild Yam

Author: Willa Shaffer
Editor: Woodland Publishing
ISBN: 9780913923108
Size: 19,93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 444

Mix the latest scientific data on herbal products and physical ailments with the need for natural approaches to health, and what do you have? The Woodland Health Series. Each of these booklets gives concise, pertinent information for those looking to nature for optimal health.

Your Body Your Baby Your Birth

Author: Jenny Smith
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447204921
Size: 10,47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 561

In this book, Jenny Smith takes readers by the hand through every stage of pregnancy, labour, birth and the first six weeks of their baby’s life. She encourages mums-to-be to approach birth with a positive, confident mindset and to be prepared for every eventuality - even if things don't go according to plan. You will also find out about the NHS system and how you can make it work best for you - including the choices available and a who's who of antenatal care. Armed with this insider knowledge, you will learn precisely what you can do to help yourself during each trimester so that you feel calm and able to deal with every eventuality. With a section devoted entirely to your birth, you will know what is going on at every stage - from the first signs of labour to holding your baby for the first time. Jenny's reassuring voice and broad-ranging practical advice make this book very special indeed. Using case studies and tried-and-tested mental preparation techniques, you will also learn how to train your mind to overcome any fears and feel prepared every step of the way. This book is for every pregnant woman who wants to feel confident about the biggest event of her life. 'I cannot rate this book highly enough. All parents-to-be need a copy.' GABBY LOGAN

Complete Preparation For Childbirth

Author: Janice Morton
Editor: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622092209
Size: 11,39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 403

An up-to-date account of pregnancy, labour and birth written by an experienced physiotherapist and antenatal teacher.

Right Time Baby

Author: Claudia Spahr
Editor: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1848505442
Size: 13,68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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First you need an education, then a career. You might want to see a bit of the world and find yourself. You have to meet the right man (this is often the tricky part!). Before you know it, you're in your thirties and they're telling you to get a move on if you still want to procreate. Hang on a minute, who's in charge here? Later mothers are proven to be more secure emotionally and financially than younger mothers and nearly a quarter of all women in the UK are now having babies after 35. Packed full of useful tips from top medical experts, scientists and pregnancy gurus, this book is a complete guide for the woman who's lived a life before breeding. It includes: • preparing for pregnancy and motherhood • how to improve egg quality and prolong fertility so you can get pregnant naturally • exercises, relaxation techniques, mind-body connection for conception • how to increase your chances of success at IVF • making the most of your pregnancy, month by month • ways to avoid miscarriage • how to have the best birth possible • from me to mum – adjusting to lack of sleep, relationship changes and that other job • parenting secrets and concepts from around the globe to inspire new mothers • >the latest research in neuroscience, nutrition and psychology

The Power Of Pleasurable Childbirth

Author: Laurie Morgan
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595265464
Size: 10,11 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 562

The Power of Pleasurable Childbirth, beloved and praised by discerning women all over the world, simply states the truth about childbirth and what the body was made to do. Too many births today are monitored and meddled with as a routine - not natural. The Power of Pleasurable Childbirth challenges parents to listen within for the unique guidance needed to achieve a truly safe and comfortable birth experience. Mother to four children-three born without interference from birth attendants-Laurie Morgan is warm, inspiring and oozing with common sense as she shares her personal story, helping parents understand how genuinely natural childbirth is both desirable and accessible. You will learn: · The crucial differences between normal, physiological birth and "assisted" childbirth · How to free yourself from unnecessary worry and fear about childbirth· How to simplify your approach to childbirth for the greatest safety and enjoyment· The truth about midwifery and obstetrics, and how dependence on experts may pose needless risk to you and your baby· The surprisingly bright side of personal responsibility· Common stumbling blocks along the path to a joyful birth experience