Orgasmic Birth

Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience

Author: Elizabeth Davis

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 630

A guide based on the award-winning coauthor's documentary explains how to render childbirth a natural and enjoyable experience, counseling women on how to take control of their bodies and prepare a birthing plan in accordance with personal needs. Original.

Give Birth a Chance

How to Prepare for an Empowered VBAC

Author: Ilia Blandina, CNM

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page:

View: 202

Don’t Talk Yourself Out of a VBAC! Do you have a deep desire to give vaginal birth after having had a c-section (VBAC)? If you know deep in your heart that our ancestors did quite well with natural birth and want to follow in their footsteps. . . . If you know this path is a sacred one and you want to make it happen, but you don’t know where to begin. . . . If you long for a vaginal birth. . . . It starts with this book! Give Birth A Chance is like Birthing from Within meets The Matrix. It is a powerful guide to get yourself ready for an empowered birth experience whether you have had a c-section before or not. Read this book!

Preconception: Improve Your Health and Enhance Fertility

A free prequel to Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Newborn

Author: Penny Simkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 27

View: 296

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn is one of the bestselling and most comprehensive books about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care on the market. Now completely updated, expanded, and redesigned, this authoritative book is the “bible” for expectant parents and childbirth educators. Here is a free sample chapter for you! In this chapter, "Preconception: Improve Your Health and Enhance Fertility", you’ll learn about: • Emotional wellness • Health • Health care • Hazards • Enhancing fertility and the odds of conception • Concerns about infertility • Planning ahead: maternity care choices If you like this sample chapter, look for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn. The Award-Winning Resource Recommended by Experts & Loved by Parents Parents love this book because it puts them in control by explaining a wide range of options, information, and questions to ask, so parents can find what works best for their health situation, personal goals, and priorities. Experts love this book because it’s based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. It’s practical—rooted in the real-life experiences of new families. The five authors bring a combined total of 150 years of experience working with expectant and new families as educators, nurses, counselors, doulas, physical therapists, and lactation consultants. They have attended hundreds of births, heard thousands of birth stories, and assisted innumerable new parents in adapting to their new lives. Not only that, the authors have a combined total of 12 children and 12 grandchildren. All of this experience allows them to write with compassion, understanding, and wisdom based on what really works in the real-world of parenting. The companion website offers even more details on select subjects, including lists of all the best resources on each topic and worksheets to guide parents’ decision-making process. The website also includes a bonus chapter on pre-conception, which provides ways to improve your health and fertility before pregnancy begins.

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

The Complete Guide

Author: Penny Simkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 512

View: 992

If you only buy one pregnancy book, this should be the one! It’s the most complete. It covers all aspects of childbearing, from conception through early infancy, and tells you what to expect. It offers detailed information, suggestions on decisions to make, and advice on steps to take to have a safe and satisfying experience. The Award-Winning Resource Recommended by Experts & Loved by Parents Parents love this book because it puts them in control by explaining a wide range of options, information, and questions to ask, so parents can find what works best for their health situation, personal goals, and priorities. Experts love this book because it’s based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. It’s practical—rooted in the real-life experiences of new families. The five authors bring a combined total of 150 years of experience working with expectant and new families as educators, nurses, counselors, doulas, physical therapists, and lactation consultants. They have attended hundreds of births, heard thousands of birth stories, and assisted innumerable new parents in adapting to their new lives. Not only that, the authors have a combined total of 12 children and 12 grandchildren. All of this experience allows them to write with compassion, understanding, and wisdom based on what really works in the real-world of parenting. The companion website offers even more details on select subjects, including lists of all the best resources on each topic and worksheets to guide parents’ decision-making process. The website also includes a bonus chapter on pre-conception, which provides ways to improve your health and fertility before pregnancy begins.

Choices in Pregnancy and Childbirth

A Guide to Options for Health Professionals, Midwives, Holistic Practitioners, and Parents

Author: John Wilks

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 825

This is a comprehensive and empowering guide to facilitating a positive pregnancy and birth experience, and ensuring lasting emotional and physical health for mother and baby. Countering increasingly medicalized attitudes towards pregnancy and birth among many healthcare providers, this research-based book discusses the benefits of a more natural approach. It reveals the often undisclosed effects on a child's long-term development of accepted medical practices, such as induction, C-section, surgical interventions and pain-relief medications. It offers advice on how these practices can be avoided, for example with techniques to encourage optimal fetal positioning, by optimising the birth environment, and through drug-free pain management methods. Ultimately, it enables practitioners to support parents in informed, confident decision-making by giving a balanced account of the complex array of options available throughout pregnancy and birth. With invaluable contributions from midwives, doulas, mothers, and doctors, and tried-and-tested advice on sleep, exercise, diet and therapies, this will a very useful reference for anyone working with women and babies. The information will also be relevant to prospective and new parents.

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Updated With New Material

Author: Ina May Gaskin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 458

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.

Born in Orgasmic Bliss

Turn Your Contractions Into Expansions

Author: Merrie P. Wycoff

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 82

View: 164

Born In Orgasmic Bliss promotes the natural birth experience, providing you insight and guidance on how to enjoy a safe, satisfying, optimal birth. Merrie P. Wycoff Ph.D illustrates, with examples from her own birthing experiences, that during labor, given the right frame of mind and the right calm and soothing setting, every woman can overcome fear and pain and turn her contractions into expansions-expanding their experiences, their pleasure, their joy and most importantly, their connection with their child. Orgasmic labor is not a sexual experience, but a deeply spiritual and pleasurable one that creates an unforgettable intimacy between you and your partner. Giving birth is part of a woman's natural, whole-life experience. We are meant to be alert, alive, present when our children are born. Born In Orgasmic Bliss is at once a personal diary of Merrie's two births, as well as a roadmap for other mothers to follow in order to create deeper connections between themselves and their unborn children. It is a voice for transforming Western medicine's clinical approach to the birthing experience into one of intimacy and safety. Above all else, the book passionately advocates for you to reclaim the right to your body, your child, your birth experience.

A young man's guide to sex

Author: Jay Gale

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 234

View: 520

A comprehensive guide to sex and sexuality, especially for young men, with discussions of sexual truths and lies, masturbation, AIDS, pregnancy, abortion, heterosexuality and homosexuality, and the importance of open communication.

A Woman's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Fear & Pain

Author: Aurelie Jones Goodwin

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

View: 291

Explores the reasons for sexual disorders and advises when professional help is necessary

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Author: Boston Women's Health Book Collective

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 848

View: 614

Hailed by The New York Times as a “feminist classic,” and “America’s bestselling book on women’s health,” the comprehensive guide to all aspects of women’s health and sexuality, including menopause, birth control, childbirth, sexual health, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health and general well-being. Six years after the 2005 overhaul of this classic guide to women’s health, the 2011 edition focuses on what Our Bodies, Ourselves does best: provide information on women’s reproductive health and sexuality; practical information on how find and access health information; and resources, stories, and information to educate women about health care injustices and inspire them to work collectively to address them. This new edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves includes the latest vital information on: •Changes in the health care system—especially how health care reform affects women and how to get the care you need. • Safer sex—how to engage in pleasurable, satisfying sexual experiences while protecting your health and the health of your partner. • Environmental health risks—including minimizing exposure to everyday pollutants that endanger reproductive health. • Body image—resisting negative media stereotypes and embracing healthier approaches to looking and feeling good. • Local and global activism—using social media and organizing tactics to build community and advocate for policies that improve women’s lives. • As well as crucial information about gender identity, sexual orientation, birth control, abortion, pregnancy and birth, perimenopause, and sexuality and sexual health as we age. Together with its companion website, OurBodiesOurselves.org, Our Bodies, Ourselves is a one-stop resource for women of all generations.