Understanding, Protecting, and Nurturing an Infant Through the First Three Months
Author: Susan Brink
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
The first three months of a baby’s life is an outside-the-uterus period of intense development, a biological bridge from fetal life to preparation for the real world. The fourth trimester has more in common with the nine months that came before than with the lifetime that follows. This comprehensive, intimate, and much-needed “operating manual” for newborns presents a new paradigm of a baby's early life that shifts our focus and alters our priorities. Combining the latest scientific findings with real-life stories and experiences, Susan Brink examines critical dimensions of newborn development such as eating and nutrition, bonding and attachment, sleep patterns, sensory development, pain and pleasure, and the creation of foundations for future advancement. Brink offers well-informed, practical information and the reasons behind her advice so that parents and caretakers can make their own decisions about how to care for a newborn during this crucial period. The Fourth Trimester assures readers that infants are as biologically capable as they are physically helpless. They thrive on what is readily available in every household: consistent, loving attention.
A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and RestoringYour Vitality
Author: Kimberly Ann Johnson
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
A guide to help support women through post-partum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels. This holistic guide offers practical advice to support women through postpartum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels—and provides women with a roadmap to this very important transition that can last from a few months to a few years. Kimberly Ann Johnson draws from her vast professional experience as a doula, postpartum consultant, yoga teacher, body worker, and women’s health care advocate, and from the healing traditions of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, and herbalism—as well as her own personal experience—to cover • how you can prepare your body for birth; • how you can organize yourself and your household for the best possible transition to motherhood; • simple practices and home remedies to facilitate healing and restore energy; • how to strengthen relationships and aid the return to sex; • learning to exercise safely postpartum; • carrying your baby with comfort; • exploring the complex and often conflicting emotions that arise postpartum; • and much more.
How to Take Care of Your Body, Mind, and Family as You Welcome Your New Baby
Author: Cynthia Gabriel
Category: Health & Fitness
A well-cared-for baby is a baby whose mother is taking care of herself. Put simply: good mother care Is good baby care. That's the core of the Fourth Trimester concept. In recent years doctors, nurses, midwives, and others involved in providing baby care have adopted this vital concept enthusiastically. The Fourth Trimester emphasizes that how a mother takes care of herself in the first three months of a new baby’s life brings crucial benefits for her, for her baby, and for her partner and family. With this important new book, moms (as well as their partners and other caregivers, whether lay or professional) now have the resources to have an ideal Fourth Trimester experience. Cynthia Gabriel, a doula and the author of the best-selling book Natural Hospital Birth, delivers all the information, guidance, and encouragement new mothers need to take care of their bodies, minds, and spirits during the vital months of the Fourth Trimester—so that they feel their best and so their babies have the best possible chance to thrive. “The Fourth Trimester Companion is the ultimate guide for any new family. Cynthia Gabriel provides accurate and up-to-date information that will prepare you for what happens after you give birth and will leave you feeling inspired and empowered to start your family in health and joy. This book truly is a masterpiece for new families today.” --Ana Paula Markel, president-elect, DONA International (formerly Doulas of North America), and founder of Bini Birth, Los Angeles “This book is born from Cynthia Gabriel's incredible expertise. As a medical anthropologist, an educator, a doula, and a mother of three, Cynthia guides us through the early months of infancy and early parenting not only from a place of knowledge and experience, but also with exquisite sensitivity, compassion, and practicality.” --Lesley Everest, doula and doula trainer, MotherWit, Montreal “How can such a delicate and tiny being as a newborn take so much space in the house and in your heart? This book will gently take you by the hand and walk beside you. Like a good friend it will not judge, but it will offer support with the questions you have and some you might not even know were coming. It is both practical and deep. It will help you feel and say, ‘I can do this.’” --Kim John Payne, M.Ed., author of Simplicity Parenting and The Soul of Discipline
And You Thought Labor Was Hard... Advice, Humor, and Inspiration for New Moms on Surviving the First Six Weeks--And Beyond
Author: Amy Einhorn
Category: Family & Relationships
An entertaining and reassuring guide to the first few weeks and months of motherhood offers humor and advice on how to cope with the trials and tribulations of diaper changes, feedings, naps, lack of sleep, and other aspects that occur. 25,000 first printing.
Mindfulness and Hypnosis Techniques for a Calm and Confident First Year
Author: Sophie Fletcher
Publisher: Random House
Category: Family & Relationships
Mindful Mamma is a reassuring and practical guide to help you to navigate the life-changing first year of motherhood. You’ll learn quick and easy mindfulness and hypnosis techniques alongside mp3 downloads to create moments of calm wherever you need it – even at 4am with a restless baby! As well as this, you’ll discover how to use these powerful tools to help with specific challenges along the way, such as fatigue, anxiety around breastfeeding, relationships, and the end of maternity leave. Whether this is your first or fourth baby, Mindful Mamma is an essential toolkit for every mum to feel confident and calm, and ready to manage the physical, emotional and joyful chaos that comes.
Priceless Gifts of Wisdom and Practical Advice from Mama Experts for the Fourth Trimester and First Year Postpartum
Author: Kristen Graser
Publisher: Egret Springs LLC
Category: Health & Fitness
HAND IN HAND, TOGETHER WE CAN First-time moms strive to carry babies to term and experience easy labor. Few are prepared for the immediate challenges after delivery, the "fourth trimester." Thus, this unique and holistic collection of alternative tips and practical advice for Moms by Moms was born. Deepen your breath with essential oils and clean air. Warm your tummy with nourishing foods. Feel your center and strengthen your core with intuition. Share and rediscover with your baby the joy of nature and language. Learn to ask questions, settle anxieties, and employ strategies when you suspect developmental delays. Equip yourself with a postpartum depression-busting wellness plan as well as a process to become sensational in the face of being a single mom. Plan ahead with finances and luck cycles. Most importantly, awaken refreshed from great “mountain” feng shui. Let these amazing mama entrepreneurs and professionals from diverse fields of expertise hold your hand, save you time, change your life and give you more sleep! FOR MOMS BY MOMS ABOUT MOMS For the first time, new mothers can expect to find a book that is entirely devoted to smoothing out the rapid transition after delivery when creating a new family. This book, unlike many others, is focused on helping the new mom navigate all areas of care that a new arrival necessitates. The chapters in this book emerge as five sections: ~ Mama Care, especially for the first six weeks after delivery (with yummy postpartum recipes from Traditional Chinese Medicine traditions) ~ Self Care, to give new moms permission to care for themselves (including essential oils and cultivating one's Mother Intuition) ~ Baby Care, to make motherhood easier for mama (e.g., cloth diapering made easy) ~ Home Care, for peaceful havens (indoors and out) ~ Family Care, for easing into parenthood with a significant other (including financial planning and adventures in multilingualism) You asked for it. You have it. The sequel to the New Moms, New Families book is now out! BIRTH FORMATIONS: What Multiple Home Births Teach About Living, Laboring, and Mothering in the Now When asked by mamas of one and mamas of two how she does it, Ng delivers her nuts-and-bolts approach on how to actualize the New Age concept of living in the present moment before conception, during pregnancy, throughout delivery and in the midst of postpartum motherhood for the busy woman who desires to do and have it all.