The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

Author: Henci Goer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 614

As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice. Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests. The book covers: Cesareans Breech babies Inducing labor Electronic Fetal Monitoring Rupturing Membranes Coping with slow labor Pain medication Epistiotomy Vaginal birth after a Ceasarean Doulas Deciding on a doctor or midwife Choosing where to have your baby and much more . . .

Birthing a Better Way

12 Secrets for Natural Childbirth

Author: Kalena Cook

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 363

View: 984

A must-read for women who want to know all of their choices in childbirth. --

The Official Lamaze Guide

Giving Birth with Confidence

Author: Judith Lothian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 191

This second edition of The Official Lamaze Guide has been updated to reflect the latest evidence-based research on pregnancy and childbirth. Lamaze believes that all women have the right and the responsibility to get complete and accurate information about maternity care, so they can make the best decisions for their family. Its goal is to take the mystery out of having a baby and help you better understand how your body works during pregnancy and childbirth, giving you the confidence to make decisions that best ensure the safety and health of you and your baby. The Official Lamaze Guide now presents Lamaze’s six Healthy Birth Practices to promote natural, safe, and healthy birth experiences. The Official Lamaze® Guide is a celebrated winner of an iParenting Media Award. Safe and Healthy Birth… Your Way! Finally, a book that tells you what to expect, not what to fear, during pregnancy and birth! The Official Lamaze Guide is the first and only pregnancy and childbirth guide endorsed by Lamaze International, the leading childbirth education organization in North America. Its goal is to take the mystery out of having a baby and help you better understand how your body works during pregnancy and childbirth, giving you the confidence to make decisions that best ensure the safety and health of you and your baby. Written in plain English with a respectful, positive tone, this book presents: how pregnancy and birth progress naturally, information on choosing your maternity care provider and place of birth, the best available medical evidence to help you make informed decisions, steps you can take to alleviate fear and manage pain during labor, and practical strategies to help you work effectively with your care provider. This book is an essential resource for all expectant parents who want to make decisions they can feel confident aobut for a safe, healthy pregnancy and birth, and the best start for their baby. The Official Lamaze® Guide is a celebrated winner of an iParenting Media Award.

Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book

A holistic approach to massage and bodywork

Author: Suzanne Yates

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 416

Pregnancy and childbirth brings together, for the first time, western and eastern approaches providing a sound amalgamation of theoretical and practical information for bodywork practitioners world-wide. It describes in detail the application of massage and shiatsu from early pregnancy, including work during labour and for the first year postnatally for the mother. This is a useful source of information for massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, osteopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, reflexologists, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, yoga and Pilates instructors. For Students and practitioners to use as a learning manual and reference tool, the text provides: Clarity of information Full text referencing Clear diagrams, photographs, and summary boxes Clinical accuracy: reviewed by, and with contributions from, international specialists including midwives, obstetricians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, aromatherapists and massage therapists.

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

Author: Boston Women's Health Book Collective

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 293

The trusted editors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, called “a feminist classic” by The New York Times, present a comprehensive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, from prenatal care and emotional well-being to how to handle the pain of childbirth. Pregnancy and birth are as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing, thinking, or loving. But as soon as you announce you’re expecting, you may be bombarded with advice from every angle—well-meaning friends, relatives, medical professionals, even strangers want to weigh in on what you should or shouldn’t do, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by their conflicting recommendations. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth will help you sort fact from fiction, giving you the most accurate research, up-to-date information, and the firsthand experiences of numerous women who have been exactly where you are today. You’ll get the tools you need to take care of yourself and your baby during and after your pregnancy, from tips on eating well during pregnancy to strategies for coping with stress and depression. Learn everything you need to know about: · Choosing a good health care provider · Selecting a place of birth · Understanding prenatal testing · Coping with labor pain · Speeding your physical recovery · Adjusting to life as a new mother Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth is an essential resource for women that will guide you through the many decisions ahead.

Orgasmic Birth

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

Author: Elizabeth Davis

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 402

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.

Christian Childbirth

Author: Marianne Manley RN, CNM

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 540

View: 166

Christian Childbirth by Marianne Manley RN, CNM contains birth stories written by Christians for Christians and provides information related to childbearing and beyond from a Christian perspective. Christians are encouraged to trust God at this time. “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? . . . It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us” Romans 8:32-34 (KJV). An anthology of birth stories which depict various scenarios which may be encountered in natural childbirth follows a brief description of how Marianne became a Christian midwife. The many true stories and photos will give the reader a glimpse into the thoughts and challenges the mothers faced and how they overcame them and succeeded in a natural delivery. In the handbook section, Marianne shares what she does as a midwife. She provides information on early pregnancy, priorities, time management, warning signs, common discomforts, praying for loved ones, diet tips, recipes, exercise, sex during pregnancy, labor and birth advice, pain management, supplies needed, pros and cons of water birth, cord management, what to do when the water breaks before labor, and emergency childbirth instruction for husbands. Post-delivery information include how to avoid hemorrhaging after the birth, the Ten Commandments for the postpartum mother, getting rid of belly fat, breast feeding, the circumcision decision, and newborn care. There are also guidelines for feeding on God’s Word, loving our husbands and children, being a godly wife and mother, homeschooling with a new baby, child training tips, speaking gently, avoiding gossip, and much more. Christian Childbirth is a great resource for midwives, doulas, or personal maternity care – especially for those desiring a Christ-centered birth.

Born in the USA

How a Broken Maternity System Must be Fixed to Put Women and Children First

Author: Marsden Wagner

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 295

View: 273

Born in the USA examines issues including midwifery and the safety of out-of-hospital birth, how the process of becoming a doctor can adversely affect both practitioners and their patients, and why there has been a rise in the use of risky but doctor-friendly interventions, including the use of Cytotec, a drug that has not been approved by the FDA for pregnant women. Most importantly, this investigation, supported by many troubling personal stories, explores how women can reclaim the childbirth experience for the betterment of themselves and their children."--Jacket.

Attached at the Heart

Eight Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children

Author: Barbara Nicholson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 277

"Trust me. This is the only baby book you'll ever need! It's amazing, heartwarming, and completely user-friendly. Just add your heart!" --Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Attached at the Heart offers readers practical parenting advice for the modern age. In its most basic form, "attachment parenting" is instinctive. A crying baby is comforted and kept close to parents for protection. If hungry, he or she is breastfed. And while it is understood that there is no such thing as perfect parenting, research suggests that there is a strong correlation between a heightened sense of respect, empathy, and affection in those children raised the "attachment parenting" way. In this controversial book, readers will gain much needed insight into childrearing while learning to trust the intuitive knowledge of their child, ultimately building a strong foundation that will strengthen the parent-child bond. Using the Eight Principles of Parenting, readers will learn: How to prepare for baby before birth Why breastfeeding is a must for busy moms When to start feeding solid food How to respond to temper tantrums Sleeping safety guidelines and the benefits of cosleeping Tips for short separation How to practice positive discipline and its rewards Tips for finding and maintaining balance The benefits of using a baby sling and implementing infant massage Tips on dealing with criticism from those opposed or unfamiliar with AP style The dangers surrounding traditional discipline styles of parenting Contrary to popular belief, "attachment parenting" has been practiced in one form or another since recorded history. Over the years, it had been slowly replaced by a more detached parenting style—a style that is now believed by experts to be a lead contributing factor to suicide, depression, and violence. The concept of "attachment parenting"—a term originally coined by parenting experts William and Martha Sears—has increasingly been validated by research in many fields of study, such as child development, psychology, and neuroscience. Also known as "conscious parenting," "natural parenting," "compassionate parenting," or "empathic parenting," its goal is to stimulate optimal child development. While many attachment-parenting recommendations likely counter popular societal beliefs, authors Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker are quick to point out that the benefits outweigh the backlash of criticism that advocates of detached parenting may impose.

Intrapartum Management Modules

A Perinatal Education Program

Author: Betsy B. Kennedy

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 673

View: 639

The revised Fourth Edition of this essential text contains 19 modules that guide the reader from assessment of the pregnant woman and her fetus, through labor and delivery, to postpartum evaluation and care. Each module is carefully developed to enhance self-paced learning and skills attainment, perfect for competence validation and orientation. This edition has new modules on cultural competence and OB Emergencies, including hemorrhage and Caesarian delivery "on demand", and new content on legal accountability, maternal and newborn transport, electronic fetal monitoring, and domestic violence assessment.