What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

Author: Gail Sforza Brewer
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140079746
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Surveys the hazards of contemporary obstetrical practice, offering guidance in reducing the risks of bearing birth-defective babies as the result of weight-control diets, salt restrictions, and the use of diuretics and other drugs

The Doula Guide to Birth

Author: Ananda Lowe
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553906592
Format: PDF, ePub
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Here is your guide to the fastest-growing trend in childbirth—a tradition as old as motherhood itself. Doulas, or professional labor assistants, have led thousands of expectant women through the birthing process in a way that’s safe and meaningful, and that creates the birth and postbirth experience all mothers long for. What exactly do doulas do? How to find one that suits you. What are the “trade secrets” only doulas know but every woman should be aware of (even if you don’t have a doula)? In The Doula Guide to Birth, senior-level doula Ananda Lowe and award-winning health reporter Rachel Zimmerman have written a most comprehensive book that draws on the wisdom of these skilled experts, whose experience with doctors, midwives, nurses, and hospitals makes them invaluable advocates before, during, and after birth. * Labor techniques anyone can use * Pain medication: do you, don’t you—and when? * What dads and loved ones need and can do best * When should you really go to the hospital in labor? * How to prepare for unexpected medical procedures, including cesareans and epidural * Postpartum—what it’s really like * A clip-out chart of labor techniques, birth plan worksheets, and much more Combining science, wit, warmth, and support, as well as the inspirational stories of dozens of mothers and their partners, you’ll find the “doula viewpoint” on every major pregnancy and delivery issue, making this one of the most important childbirth books you’ll ever read and recommend. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Say No to Placenta Pics

Author: Jillian M. Parsons
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510733736
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Two Best Friends Make It through a Pregnancy, with All its Gut-Busting Hilarity and Gross Bits Maternity isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and natural glows. It’s also elastic waistbands, hot flashes, and throbbing breasts! When Jillian Parsons’s best friend forever, Allison Baerken, finds herself knocked up, both women are thrown into a nine-month roller coaster ride of emotions—even though only one of them is pregnant. Say No to Placenta Pics is the ultimate BFF’s uncensored, tell-all guide to the down and dirty of pregnancy for all badass moms-to-be (and their nonpregnant friends watching from the side lines) who desperately need a joke over the next nine months. Together, Allison and Jillian ride the learning curves from first trimester to after birth, rejecting standard pregnancy fluff in self-help books , exploring the issues about mother-to-be-hood no one else seems to have the guts to: The anti-sex appeal of maternity negligées Surviving the high school experience of online mommy groups Resisting the urge to overshare on Facebook Executing the right angles on a maternity photo shoot Listening to yet another birth story from a stranger Witty, tongue-in-cheek, and fearlessly relatable, Say No to Placenta Pics is the realest girl talk between two women who deliver a satirical breakdown of modern-day maternity and what it means to be, and not to be, a Mom

Expecting Better

Author: Emily Oster
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143125702
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An award-winning social scientist uses economic tools to challenges popular misconceptions about pregnancy to counsel women on how to navigate contradictory and extreme abstinence-style advice to promote empowerment, reduce risks and enable practical choices.

Pregnancy Blues

Author: Shaila Kulkarni Misri
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0385338678
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Describes the widespread, yet rarely discussed phenomenon of pregnancy-related depression during gestation, discussing common causes and symptoms, and outlining a variety of available treatment programs.

First Time Parents

Author: Miriam Stoppard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 075666344X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First-time Parents is an updated and redesigned edition of a practical guide to parenting that focuses especially on first-time parents. There is advice on pregnancy and birth; day-to-day babycare – feeding, washing and dressing; as well as guidance on the longer-term emotional issues of adapting to becoming a family. The book also addresses all other issues such as maintaining your relationship and going back to work. There are special panels that give, not only the mother’s, but also the father’s, points of view on a variety ofissues to help both parents understand the other’s needs. In this easy-to-read guide, Miriam Stoppard gives new mothers and fathers the confidence to fashion their own brand of family life.

Pregnancy OMG

Author: Nancy Redd
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250113199
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New York Times bestselling author Nancy Redd’s visual guide to pregnancy and all the bizarre, hilarious, and often unanticipated changes a woman’s body can go through. WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME THIS COULD HAPPEN?!— This is not the thought you want to be having when you’re frantically Googling whether your pregnancy symptom is normal or an emergency. Just when you thought there could never be another pregnancy book, Pregnancy, OMG! comes along, and you realize how much the current market is missing. Did you know that: your nose can change size and shape? Your fingernails, far from growing long and strong, can crack or fall off? You can completely (temporarily) lose your sense of smell? That 5% of women grow a third boob? More seriously, that 25-50% percent of the partners of women with postpartum depression develop it themselves, or that 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage? This is a one-stop guide to every change a woman’s body can go through while pregnant, and is unlike anything for expecting parents on the market: it is illustrated by full-color photographs of a diverse set of real pregnant women of all shapes, sizes and ages. Featuring Nancy Redd’s trademark warmth, humor, and candor, and partnered with the advice and vetting of medical experts, this book tackles embarrassing, confusing, and less-widely discussed issues that many pregnant women face while offering practical tips and techniques to ease even the strangest problems, helping to dispel panic and shame, and providing women the resources they need for a healthy pregnancy.

Making a Baby

Author: Samuel S. Thatcher
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345518772
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discusses the causes of infertility, explores natural and medical therapies to increase fertility, and provides legal and financial advice to consider when undergoing treatment.

What to Eat When You re Pregnant

Author: Nicole M. Avena
Publisher:
ISBN: 1607746794
Format: PDF, ePub
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A trimester-by-trimester guide to what to eat--as opposed to what to avoid--while pregnant and nursing, to support the mother's health and the baby's development during each stage of pregnancy, with 50 recipes. Pregnancy has traditionally been viewed as a time when women can give in to their food cravings and not worry about their weight. But new research suggests that the foods women eat during pregnancy can have a lasting effect on the baby's brain development and behavior, as well as the mother's waistline. While many books tell women what not to eat, there are few guides that tell women what to eat while also considering that hormonal influences during pregnancy can make it difficult to stick to a healthy diet. More and more women enter pregnancy overweight, gain an unhealthy amount of weight while pregnant, then struggle to lose the "baby weight" after the baby is born. Drawing on the latest research from the fields of medicine, nutrition, and psychology, this guide gives moms-to-be a clear understanding of what their bodies really need and how those foods contribute to the development of healthy and happy babies.