The Postive Birth Book

A New Approach to Pregnancy, Birth and the Early Weeks

Author: Milli Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780664309

Category: Childbirth

Page: 352

View: 4661

Work out what kind of birth you really want, and learn how to maximize your chances of getting it, in this refreshing, warm and witty guide to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks. Packed with vital and cutting-edge information on everything from building the ultimate birth plan, to your choices and rights in the birth room; from optimal cord clamping, to seeding the microbiome; from the inside track on breastfeeding, to woman-centered cesarean, The Positive Birth Book shows you how to have the best possible birth, regardless of whether you plan to have your baby in hospital, in the birth center, at home or by elective cesarean. Find out how the environment you give birth in, your mindset and your expectations can influence the kind of birth you have, and be inspired by the voices of real women, who tell you the truth about what giving birth really feels like. Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth, and brimming with everything you need to know about labor, birth, and the early days of parenting, The Positive Birth Book is the must-have birth book for women of the 21st century.
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The Positive Birth Book

A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks

Author: Milli Hill

Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd

ISBN: 1780664338

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 8338

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Natural Birth

A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Breastfeeding

Author: Kristina Turner

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 1782501142

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 5217

In our society childbirth is often viewed as something to be feared and even to be avoided, through elective caesarian or extreme pain suppression. In this uplifting book Kristina Turner applies esoteric knowledge to show practical ways of transforming a difficult experience into a positive and deeply spiritual one. Kristina looks closely at the physical processes that take place in the body during pregnancy and childbirth, as well at explaining the facts behind hospital procedures and options for home birth -- providing readers with the necessary knowledge to make their own choices. She feels that birthing should be viewed as a unified process, from the nine months of pregnancy through labour to the many months of breastfeeding; all three stages contribute to developing the bond between mother and child and the child's emotional function. Kristina writes beautifully about the sacred mystery inherent in conception and pregnancy, and guides the new mother towards being a conscious participant in the spiritual process of bringing life into this world. This book is both very practical and hugely inspiring.

The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Genevieve Howland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150114667X


Page: 528

View: 5719

"Mama Natural's Week to Week Guide to Pregnancy is the modern (and yet ancient) approach to pregnancy and childbirth. "Natural" recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage--not a medical condition. This book draws upon the latest research showing how beneficial and life-changing natural birth is for both babies and moms. Full of weekly advice and tips for a healthy pregnancy, Grace details vital nutrition to take, natural remedies for common and troublesome symptoms, as well as the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of interventions. Pregnancy, childbirth, health, health and wellness, parenting, family"--

The Happy Birth Book

Your Trusted A-Z of Pregnancy, Birth and the Early Weeks

Author: Beverley Turner,Milli Hill,Pam Wild

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780349412917


Page: 320

View: 7992

For many, the idea of giving birth can feel so overwhelming that it's tempting to bury your head in the sand and just 'go with the flow'. Even if you aren't shying away from making choices about your childbirth experience, it can be difficult to make any decisions without fully understanding the options available to you. The Happy Birth Book will put women back in charge of their childbirth experience by providing friendly, accessible, down-to-earth guidance on how to make giving birth a positive experience and how to cope in their first few weeks and months of motherhood. Presented in an easy-to-read, A-Z format, it will take the reader through every detail needed to maximise their chances of a positive birth, whether that is a home water birth or a planned pre-labour Caesarean birth - and everything in between. How you give birth matters - and if you are fully prepared, it can be the very best day of your life.
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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

View: 4332

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.
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Your Baby, Your Birth

Hypnobirthing Skills For Every Birth

Author: Hollie de Cruz

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473557003

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 3899

No matter how you birth your baby, feel calm and safe with hypnobirthing "This woman is a great healer and birth expert. This book will be brilliant." Russell Brand Your Baby, Your Birth is a truly modern hypnobirthing book for ALL births. In-demand hypnobirthing coach Hollie de Cruz provides you with the skills and tools to make any birth feel safe, calm, connected and empowering. Drawing on her experience working with new mums, including Fearne Cotton and Giovanna Fletcher, Hollie de Cruz helps you prepare for a positive (not 'perfect') birth experience and approach motherhood with confidence in yourself and your instincts. Your Baby, Your Birth will teach you: - That birth is safe - listen to your body, embrace the changes, prepare your mind and relax during pregnancy - Exercises and breathing techniques for labour and birth for you and your birth partner, along with guided meditations to keep you calm and engaged - How to trust your instincts, understand your body and baby, and make informed decisions throughout your pregnancy and beyond Hollie de Cruz, creator of the award-winning yesmum positive affirmation cards, is renowned for demystifying hypnobirthing and her down-to-earth, realistic approach is highly sought after. Whatever kind of birth you are planning, let Hollie de Cruz provide you with a set of deep relaxation, mindfulness and meditation tools for an empowering experience.
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Conception, Pregnancy & Birth

The Childbirth Bible for Today's Parents

Author: Miriam Stoppard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756652103

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 376

View: 5850

Widely accepted as the definitive guide to pregnancy andchildbirth, Dr. Miriam Stoppard’s Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth has sold well over a million copies since it was firstpublished. This new edition has not only been given a completely new look with stunning new photography but it has also been updated and re-written with 20-25 percent new material. New information will cover the latest developments in pregnancy and birth, from up-to-date research on how your stress levels can affect your unborn baby to new developments in delivering your baby.
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The Yoga Birth Method

A Step-by-Step Guide for Natural Childbirth

Author: Dorothy Guerra

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738737267

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 7190

Plan a childbirth that’s calm, natural, and self-empowered with The Yoga Birth Method. Applying the wisdom of yoga throughout the stages of pregnancy and labor, author Dorothy Guerra presents an eight-step pathway for connecting with your mind, body, and spirit from start to finish. This easy-to-use guide will help you prepare for a positive and joyful childbirth. Learn how to manage pain, eliminate anxiety, and encourage labor progression with breathing and meditation techniques, affirmations, and yoga poses. Couples choose an intention that becomes a focal point for embracing a calm state of mind throughout the physical and emotional challenges of labor. You’ll also find guidance in drafting a birth plan, labor-support techniques for birth partners, helpful illustrations, information on medical intervention, and a “go to” chapter with detailed advice on all stages of labor to use when the big day arrives. Praise: “A beautiful mind-body-spirit approach to birth!”—Penny Simkin, PT, author of The Birth Partner
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The Hypnobirthing Book

An Inspirational Guide for a Calm, Confident, Natural Birth

Author: Katharine Graves

Publisher: Katharine Publishing

ISBN: 0957144504

Category: Autogenic training

Page: 205

View: 5446

Childbirth can be an empowering and positive experience that you treasure for the rest of your life. Hypnobirthing teaches simple and gentle techniques that have a profound effect.
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The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth

Author: Sheila Kitzinger,Marcia May

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0375710477

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

View: 4875

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.
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The Calm Birth Method

The Practical Guide for Modern Mamas to Create a Calm, Positive Hypnobirth

Author: Suzy Ashworth

Publisher: Hay House UK Limited

ISBN: 9781781808467

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 3669

Discover relaxation, mindfulness, breathing, and visualization techniques that will enable you to reduce the stress and pain of birth.The Calm Birth School book is the book for modern mamas-to-be looking to create a calm and positive birth experience. Offering a direct and no-nonsense approach to birth preparation, this book is designed to give mothers, fathers, birth partners, and everyone involved, confidence in the birth process. Hypnobirthing expert Suzy Ashworth explores the physiology and psychology of the mind and body during pregnancy and birth, and shares tools and techniques to help women work with the physiology of the birthing body rather than against it. This book explores: - Why women are fearful of giving birth and how to eliminate these fears during pregnancy - Practical tools and techniques promoting deep relaxation and mindfulness - How to unify birth partners and care providers, to ensure the birthing environment is stress-free and has the most conducive set up for a calm and relaxing birth - Breathing techniques and visualizations to help with the sensations of birth Birth is a natural and normal event and, while it can be unpredictable, this book will show how women can make it a gentle and enjoyable experience, and a positively memorable first step into motherhood.

The Headspace Guide To...A Mindful Pregnancy

Author: Andy Puddicombe

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444722255

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9100

'The expert's expert. Simplicity is the key with this technique.' The Times 'Do you guys know about Headspace...? It's kind of genuis.' Emma Watson The best start for your baby begins with your mind Widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost experts on mindfulness, Andy Puddicombe, co - founder of Headspace, is your friendly guide in this wonderful new approach to pregnancy, birth and new parenthood. Whether you are trying for a baby, are mid-term, or have already arrived home with your new baby, this practical and reassuring guide will teach you and your partner how to calmly navigate the anxieties and demands of this epic adventure. With helpful exercises for both mother to be and her partner, Andy shows how to live mindfully and get the most from pregnancy and the early days of parenthood. The Headspace Guide To...A Mindful Pregnancy provides you with tools to live mindfully during this rare and precious opportunity to nurture a healthy happy mind. Imagine creating the most peaceful environment possible for your child and this book will show you how.
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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

View: 8779

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.

Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan

A Revolutionary Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and the Weeks That Follow

Author: Rebecca Schiller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241315804


Page: 256

View: 9197

Pregnancy is an incredibly exciting time, but with so many decisions to make and so much information to take in, it can also be an anxious one. Nobody knows this better than Rebecca Schiller, who during her time as a doula has supported scores of women through pregnancy and childbirth. Not only does she know everything there is to know about antenatal classes and morning sickness, but she understands that every pregnancy is different. Now she shares her wealth of wisdom to help you take ownership of your body, and have your baby your way. The No-Guilt Birth Planis a concise and honest guide to breaking down the jargon and cutting through the nonsense. In its pages you will find easy-to-follow summaries of the choices available to you through every step of pregnancy and childbirth, equipping you with the knowledge and the confidence to be at the heart of every decision.
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Your Pregnancy, Your Way

Everything You Need to Know about Natural Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Allison Hill

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738219118

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 6172

A fresh perspective on traditional and natural pregnancies/childbirth, addressing the biggest myths and realities, highlighting the medical data behind the most common questions from patients who are looking to achieve a natural pregnancy, explaining the most common medical interventions and how to avoid them safely, and offering tips on how to select a health-care provider and birth setting that helps to achieve your goal of natural childbirth.
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Fearless Birthing

Clear Your Fears For a Positive Birth

Author: Alexia Leachman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999891510

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 7148

Fearless Birthing is your essential road map to confront and conquer the fears that stand between you and motherhood. Through Leachman's unique fear-clearance method, you'll learn how to mentally and emotionally prepare for the birth of your bundle of joy. By ridding your fears, you'll turn potential trauma into an empowering experience.
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Mama's Little Baby

The Black Woman's Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby's First Year

Author: Dennis Brown,Pamela Toussaint

Publisher: Penguin USA

ISBN: 9780452274198

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 494

View: 8433

Offers advice on pre-and post-natal care, and parenthood
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Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives

A Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth Through Meditation, Ayurveda, and Yoga Techniques

Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.,David Simon, M.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307237338

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 3919

A much-needed antidote to our modern, assembly-line approach to childbirth, this new book is designed as a guide for all who wish to participate in the wondrous process of bringing new life into the world. Its ideas derive from two sources: the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, with its emphasis on body, mind, and spirit, and the latest Western scientific prenatal research. By integrating the best information from these two very different perspectives, this remarkable book gives readers the tools to ensure that our children are nourished by thoughts, words, and actions from the very moment of conception. Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives is rich in practical information, including strategies to help enliven the body intelligence of unborn babies by nourishing each of their five senses, as well as through Ayurvedically balanced nutrition and eating with awareness. Specific yoga poses and meditation techniques reduce the mother’s stress and improve the infant’s emotional environment, as do tips for conscious communication with a partner. Exercises prepare parents for the experience of childbirth itself, followed by natural approaches to dealing with the first weeks of parenting, from healing herbs to enhancing your milk supply to coping with postpartum depression. Inspiring, expansive, and remarkably informative, this unique book from acclaimed experts in mind-body medicine will profoundly enhance the experience of pregnancy and birth for both parents and baby. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Mindful Hypnobirthing

Hypnosis and Mindfulness Techniques for a Calm and Confident Birth

Author: Sophie Fletcher

Publisher: Vermilion

ISBN: 9780091954598

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 246

View: 4757

Hypnotherapist and experienced doula Sophie Fletcher shares with you the secrets to having a safe, natural and positive birth. Using a powerful combination of mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation techniques, Sophie will ensure you feel genuinely excited and completely prepared for birth. With stories from women who have successfully used the tools in this book, and downloadable hypnosis and relaxation tracks, discover how to: - use your mind and body together to stay focused and in control - draw on visualisation and breathing techniques to help birth progress - feel positive and empowered, before, during and after you give birth Reassuring, practical and based entirely on what works, Mindful Hypnobirthing is your essential guide to giving birth the way you want to.