Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding

Author: Ina May Gaskin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553384295

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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Shares practical recommendations for rendering nursing a mutually beneficial experience, covering topics that range from breast pumps and sleeping arrangements to nursing multiples and returning to work.

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Updated With New Material

Author: Ina May Gaskin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307486257

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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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.

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering

A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices

Author: Sarah Buckley

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0307832031

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children. Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women's experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship.

Birth Matters

A Midwife's Manifesta

Author: Ina May Gaskin

Publisher: Pinter & Martin Publishers

ISBN: 1905177585

Category: Labor (Obstetrics)

Page: 250

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Ina May Gaskin asserts that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue, and it is perhaps the act that most powerfully exhibits what it is to be instinctually human. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species.

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

Author: Henci Goer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399525179

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 1949

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Provides up-to-date information on the newest childbirth procedures and options, discussing such topics as cesareans, obstetricians and midwives, alternative birthing methods, medications, fetal monitoring, Lamaze classes, and other tests, procedures, and treatments. Original.

Birthing from Within

An Extra-ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation

Author: Pam England,Rob Horowitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965987301

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 309

View: 1922

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The Birthing From Within approach prepares a mother for birthing from within. She needs insight about what labour and birth will be like from her perspective, and preparation to be in labour and give birth as a mother, not as a trained para-professional.

The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth

Author: Sheila Kitzinger,Marcia May

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0375710477

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

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A guide to pregnancy and childbirth provides all the information women need to make decisions about prenatal tests, pain control, and how and where to give birth, with advice on the development of the fetus, body changes, and labor preparation techniques.

Orgasmic Birth

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

Author: Elizabeth Davis,Debra Pascal-Bonaro

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1605290971

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Based on the hit documentary that inspired a vibrant online community, this innovative approach to birthing shows women how to maximize childbirth's emotional and physical rewards. With more than 4 million babies born in the United States each year, too many women experience birth as nothing more than a routine or painful event. In her much-praised film Orgasmic Birth, acclaimed filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro showed that in fact childbirth is a natural process to be enjoyed and cherished. Now she joins forces with renowned author and activist Elizabeth Davis to offer an enlightening program to help women attain the most empowering and satisfying birth experience possible. While an orgasmic birth can, for some, induce feelings of intense, ecstatic pleasure, it is ultimately about taking control of one's own body and making the most informed decisions to have a safe, memorable, and joyful birth day. Whether women choose to give birth at home, in a hospital, or in a birthing center, Orgasmic Birth provides all the necessary tools and guidance to design the birth plan that's best for them. Featuring inspiring stories from mothers and their partners and filled with practical advice and solutions, this one-of-a-kind resource is the next frontier of natural, intimate childbirth.

The Natural Pregnancy Book

Your Complete Guide to a Safe, Organic Pregnancy and Childbirth with Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices

Author: Aviva Jill Romm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607744481

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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"A revised and updated edition of the classic handbook for women seeking a safe, organic, eco-friendly, and natural pregnancy, featuring an integrative-based approach with new medical, herbal, and nutritional information. Over the last two decades, The Natural Pregnancy Book has ushered thousands of women through happy and healthy pregnancies. Addressing women's health from conception to birth, Dr. Romm describes herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy, and allays such familiar concerns as anxiety, fatigue, morning sickness, and stretch marks. She also discusses the components of a healthy diet, with an emphasis on natural foods. New to this edition is integrative health advice based on Dr. Romm's new credentials as a Yale-trained physician, combined with her twenty years of experience as a midwife and herbalist"--

The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth

A Complete Labor and Childbirth Companion for Parents to Be

Author: Lindsey Bliss

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 1558329390

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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Experienced doula, Linsey Bliss, shows you how to prepare physically and mentally for every element of having a child, from pregnancy to fourth trimester in The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth. Lindsey Bliss, who has assisted as a doula at hundreds of births and is herself a mother of seven, reveals here all the wisdom and advice that doulas share with the new mothers who hire them. The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth covers the period from pregnancy through labor and birth to fourth trimester healing. The focus, however, is on preparing for birth--including topics like how to pick the right childbirth class and the right birthing method. You’ll also see how to assemble the team of professionals, family members, and friends who will support you through labor and birth, and how to approach last-minute decisions about pain medications and cesarean sections. Bliss's tone throughout is at once authoritative and confident as well as warm and encouraging. Her concern in her practice as well as in these pages is to listen to and help secure each new mom's own personal vision of a birthing experience that is safe, fulfilling, and meaningful.

Spiritual Midwifery

Author: Ina May Gaskin

Publisher: Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1570679584

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

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Spiritual Midwifery is considered by many to be the bible of the home birth movement. This classic book on natural childbirth introduced a whole generation of women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. At a time when higher levels of technology were the wave of the future, the home birth movement testified to the naturalness and normalcy of the birthing process-even the sacredness of it. Ina May Gaskin, the author, is a powerful advocate for a woman's right to give birth without excessive and unnecessary medical intervention. Now in its fourth edition, her voice is needed as much now as then. In today's climate of unprecedented numbers of cesarean sections and induced labor, knowledge of this birthing process enables women to make informed choices regarding their maternity care and delivery options. The birthing stories and section on care of the newborn are valuable to anyone about to become a parent.

Birth Skills

Proven pain-management techniques for your labour and birth

Author: Juju Sundin,Sarah Murdoch

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741763940

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 9364

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Even after reading countless pregnancy books I still didn't understand what my labour would be like. All I really knew was it would be painful and scary. Then my obstetrician suggested I take Juju Sundin's birth skills classes. Juju gave me the knowledge to understand my body during labour and taught me about the physiology of pain and how to use her techniques to deal with it. - Sarah Murdoch If you're like most women, you'll go into labour with little knowledge of exactly what your body is doing and why, and how you can actively manage the pain and stay in control while helping your body do what it's designed to. That's where Birth Skills comes in, a step-by-step guide packed with information plus easy-to-learn, proven pain management skills. In Birth Skills, obstetric physiotherapist Juju Sundin shares the techniques she has pioneered over her 30-year career, while Sarah Murdoch takes you on a personal journey of her own labour and birth, describing how she learned the skills in the class then applied them on the big day. Whether it's your first baby or lucky last, you will learn: * how your body works in labour and why * how to turn fear into positive action so you stay in control * how to use movement, breathing, vocalisation, visualisation, keywords and other handy techniques * what to wear, what to take, and what questions to ask * how your partner can help, and working as a team * other women's experiences using Juju's techniques. Birth is all about the bigger picture -- educating and empowering yourself, giving it a try, doing it your way, and a healthy mother and baby. - Juju Sundin

Natural Hospital Birth 2nd Edition

The Best of Both Worlds

Author: Cynthia Gabriel

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 1558329188

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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Many mothers-to-be find themselves torn between choosing a natural childbirth with minimal medical intervention, and the peace of mind offered by instant access to life-saving technology that only a hospital can provide. Cynthia Gabriel, a doula who has attended hundreds of births and who advises hospitals on how to facilitate low-intervention childbirths, knows that new moms can have both. In this fully updated edition of her popular and pioneering book Natural Hospital Birth, Gabriel gives moms, as well as partners and even medical personnel, concise and reassuring guidance on how to have as natural a birth as possible in a hospital setting. Gabriel shows expectant mothers how to avoid unnecessary medical interventions, how to take the initiative and consciously prepare for the kind of birth they want, and how to prepare a birth plan to share with doctors and nurses at the hospital.

Heart and Hands

A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

Author: Elizabeth Davis

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9781587612213

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 312

View: 1916

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For over two decades, HEART & HANDS has been a beloved guide for both midwives and parents interested in the benefits of midwifery care. This all-new fourth edition has been revised from start to finish, featuring updated material that emphasizes independent midwifery, physiologic (natural) birth, and the art of nonintervention. Midwifery expert Elizabeth Davis includes valuable hints for turning breech and posterior babies, mediating pain in labor, and supporting newborn physiology. Davis also reveals the keys to postpartum recovery, with practical tips on breastfeeding for busy mothers. Comprehensive and compassionate, HEART & HANDS remains a dog-eared classic for parents, midwives, and other birthing helpers.Thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition of the classic text for midwives, also useful for expecting parents, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, and other labor helpers.Features new diagrams and photographs, updated midwifery forms, and an expanded resource list for parents.Expanded sections on GBS, VBAC, gestational diabetes, and water birth address current controversies.Previous editions have sold more than 150,000 copies. "An impressive and deeply caring book . . . reveals a shrewd and compassionate sensitivity to women'¬?s needs in pregnancy and childbirth." -Sheila Kitzinger, author of The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Birth

The Doula Book

How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth

Author: Marshall H. Klaus,John H. Kennell,Phyllis H. Klaus,H Klaus

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 073821549X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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For an entire generation of new parents, this warm, expert work has become the standard guide to the shortest, easiest, and healthiest childbirth. Now a thoroughly updated and revised edition offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies. New material also demonstrates the positive effects of having a doula on mother-infant bonding, how relatives or friends can be trained in labor support, and how hypnosis is used to ease and shorten labor. No expectant parent will want to be without this empowering and irreplaceable book.

Baby Catcher

Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

Author: Peggy Vincent

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743219341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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A former nurse chronicles her journey into midwifery, from her dissatisfaction with formulaic delivery room procedures in the 1960s to her eventual career as a "baby catcher," and chronicles her diverse birth experiences, the women she has encountered along the way, and role of midwifery in the United States. Reprint.

The 13th Disciple

A Spiritual Adventure

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006224132X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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The New York Times bestselling author of Buddha and Jesus weaves together historical narrative, mystery, exciting adventure, and intrigue in this masterfully told novel that reveals surprising discoveries about the unknown last disciple of Christ, and a new understanding of who Jesus was in his final days. When a solid gold reliquary missing from a church in Belgium suddenly resurfaces in America, a young newspaperman begins to investigate the story. At first, it seems like just another case of a treasure stolen during World War II that has resurfaced. But it soon becomes apparent that much more is at stake. Hidden within the medieval reliquary is a gold box that holds a sacred relic—a single finger bone—from an anonymous saint. Why would the remains of someone unknown to the Church be considered holy? The search for answers leads to a shocking discovery—a dangerous secret known only to a small band of people. If one touches the reliquary, a sacred vision is received—a vision involving a young girl who had a chance encounter with Jesus just before he was crucified. The few people who have been blessed with these miraculous messages have banded together into a mysterious school, a closed society that preserves this venerated wisdom. But their knowledge of the young girl and Jesus is at once so fascinating yet so highly controversial that it cannot be shared with the world. This young girl, curious about the charismatic man named Jesus, embarks on a quest to find out who he really was. What she finds—the knowledge the society protects—is at times far different from the accepted gospels. Could this unknown girl be the 13th Disciple—the last and truest apostle of Christ?

The Fountainhead

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137185

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim. This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy...and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. As fresh today as it was then, Rand’s provocative novel presents one of the most challenging ideas in all of fiction—that man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress... “A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall.”—The New York Times

Summary: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Author: Abbey Beathan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781723016240

Category:

Page: 72

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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link: http://amzn.to/2FwfLb8) Ina May draws her 30 years of experience in order to teach you the secrets to have a painless childbirth. Ina May's delivers something outstanding, a handy guide for any pregnant woman to depend on. A book made to answer any question that a woman might have regarding the process of giving birth. Believe it or not, giving birth can even be a pleasant activity if you know your way around it and after this book, you will definitely know how to make it a painless and satisfying experience. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "It is important to keep in mind that our bodies must work pretty well, or their wouldn't be so many humans on the planet." - Ina May You don't have to depend on drugs in order to have a painless labor. Your body is a powerful tool capable of achieving wonderful things including mitigating the pain of birth. Ina May will teach you how massage can deliver a better experience than being medicated while having your children. She will also walk you through what happens during labor and how to make it pleasing. There is a lot of ground to cover but don't worry! This book is easy to read and really informative. Ina May invites you to trust in the ancient wisdom of a woman's body in order to have a pleasant birth. P.S. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is an extremely helpful book which is essential for any woman who is expecting a baby. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before FREE 2 Page Printable Summary BONUS for you to paste in on your office, home etc Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search for this link: http://amzn.to/2FwfLb8 "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

Birth With Confidence

Savvy Choices for Normal Birth

Author: Rhea Dempsey

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 148356830X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 210

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Chapter 1. The birth you want: what motivates the willing woman? Chapter 2. Reality hurts: birth in the labour-bypass era Chapter 3. It’s a fine line: reframing pain in labour Chapter 4. Approaching labour: what pain type are you? Chapter 5. Crisis of confidence: when self-belief crumbles Chapter 6. The right support: who will get you through?