Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

The Complete Guide
Author: Penny Simkin,Janet Whalley,Ann Keppler,Janelle Durham,April Bolding
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738285021
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 512
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Available for the first time in full color, the up-to-date and authoritative pregnancy guide that has sold 1.5 million copies--by recognizing that "one size fits all" doesn't apply to maternity care Parents love this book because it puts them in control; experts love it because it's based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn provides the information and guidance you need to make informed decisions about having a safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period--decisions that reflect your preferences, priorities, and values. Unlike pregnancy guides that can overwhelm and alarm by telling you up front all the things that can possibly go wrong, this book first describes normal, healthy processes, their typical variations, and the usual care practices for monitoring them. Only then does it cover possible complications and the care practices and procedures for resolving them. Throughout, the presentation is crystal-clear, the tone is reassuring, and the voice is empowering. And the language is inclusive, reflecting today's various family configurations such as single-parent families, blended families formed by second marriages, families with gay and lesbian parents, and families formed by open adoption or surrogacy. From sensible nutrition advice to realistic birth plans, from birth doulas when desired to cesareans when needed, from reducing stress during pregnancy to caring for yourself as well as your baby after birth, this pregnancy guide speaks to today's parents-to-be like no other.

Pushed

The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care
Author: Jennifer Block
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738211826
Category: History
Page: 320
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A groundbreaking narrative investigation of childbirth in the age of machines, malpractice, and managed care, Pushed presents the complete picture of maternity care in America. From inside the operating room of a hospital with a 44% Cesarean rate to the living room floor of a woman who gives birth with an illegal midwife, Block exposes a system in which few women have an optimal experience. Pushed surveys the public health impact of routine labor inductions, C-sections, and epidurals, but also examines childbirth as a women’s rights issue: Do women even have the right to choose a normal birth? Is that right being upheld? A wake-up call for our times, Block’s gripping research reveals that while emergency obstetric care is essential, we are overusing medical technology at the expense of maternal and infant health.

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.

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth


Author: Henci Goer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440674302
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 384
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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 . . .

The Birth Partner

Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth
Author: Penny Simkin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781558320109
Category: Childbirth
Page: 241
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Simkin prepares birth partners for their role before, during, and after labor. She also recommends supplies which should be taken to the hospital, or should be present during home birth. 40 illustrations.

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn


Author: Penny Simkin,Janet Whalley,Ann Keppler,Janelle Durham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780881666007
Category:
Page: 505
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The Pregnancy Bible

Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Early Parenthood
Author: Joanne Stone,Keith Eddleman
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552977965
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 392
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Provides advice on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, covering such topic as prenatal care, intimacy and emotions, childbirth classes, and the stages of labor.

The Birth Partner

A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions
Author: Penny Simkin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1558328807
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 416
View: 9115
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Since the original publication of The Birth Partner, new mothers' partners, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth assistants) have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother from the last few weeks of pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Fully revised in its fourth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. This completely updated edition includes thorough information on:Preparing for labor and knowing when it has begun; Normal labor and how to help the woman every step of the way; Epidurals and other medications for labor; Non-drug techniques for easing labor pain; Cesarean birth and complications that may require it; Breastfeeding and newborn care; And much more.For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable.

The Labor Progress Handbook

Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia
Author: Penny Simkin,Lisa Hanson,Ruth Ancheta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119170508
Category: Medical
Page: 408
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Praise for the previous edition: "This…edition is timely, useful, well organized, and should be in the bags of all doulas, nurses, midwives, physicians, and students involved in childbirth." –Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia is an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult or prolonged labor. Thoroughly updated and highly illustrated, the book shows how to tailor one’s care to the suspected etiology of the problem, using the least complex interventions first, followed by more complex interventions if necessary. This new edition now includes a new chapter on reducing dystocia in labors with epidurals, new material on the microbiome, as well as information on new counselling approaches specially designed for midwives to assist those who have had traumatic childbirths. Fully referenced and full of practical instructions throughout, The Labor Progress Handbook continues to be an indispensable guide for novices and experts alike who will benefit from its concise and accessible content.

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between
Author: Ann Douglas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111805685X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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If you're looking for the inside scoop on what it's really like to have a baby, you've come to the right place. This comprehensive guide features a friendly, fresh, and fun approach to the greatest adventure life has to offer. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents and panel of experts, this information is served up with a uniquely Canadian spin. The Mother of All Pregnancy Books is funny, entertaining, and packed with tons of nuts-and-bolts information and presents expectant parents with all the facts on such perennial hot topics as pain relief during labor, episiotomy, and circumcision, empowering them to make informed personal choices. Unique and innovative, this book is packed with helpful tools readers won't find anywhere else, including charts highlighting the risks of using various over-the-counter drug products during pregnancy, tables summarizing the functions of the 10 most important nutrients during pregnancy, lists of the 10 best-and worst-baby products, and much, much more. Featuring a glossary of pregnancy-related terms, a sample birth plan and a set of emergency childbirth procedures, The Mother of All Pregnancy Books isn't afraid to tackle difficult subjects, like infertility, high-risk pregnancy, and pregnancy and infant loss -- topics that most other pregnancy books shy away from. New features include: The Pregnancy Roadmap: a week-by-week; month-by-month; and trimester-by-trimester overview of the key pregnancy milestones and highlights Pregnancy Q & As Baby Gear 101 Your Post-Partum Body And a brand new section called "The Truth About Pregnancy Brain"

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.

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"--

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.

Birthing from Within


Author: Pam England,Rob Horowitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780285637870
Category: Childbirth
Page: 432
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"Giving birth is the pivotal moment of a woman's life but it is often treated as a medical procedure, and not as a rite of passage. Birthing from Within offers parents engaging and memorable ways for pregnant women, and their partners, to activate personal, social and spiritual resources that will guide them through labour and afterwards. Many birth classes teach from the 'outside', from the perspective of the professional. Yet, knowledge of anatomy and the stages of labour can often seem irrelevant in the intensity of contraction. The pregnant woman needs to know about labour and birth from her own perspective, she needs to be prepared for birthing from within. Pam England offers a method that allows a woman to fully understand her own strengths and resources. The self-discoveries made during pregnancy makes birth life-enhancing and empowers the future of the family. It is a multi-sensory and holistic approach that aims to make parents feel positively informed about what they are about to experience, confident about the birth of their child. Pain is an inevtiable part of childbirth but Birthing from Within provides resources for building pain-coping confidence in parents. It gives detailed instructions on dealing with normal labour pain and when the humane use of drugs may be called for."--Cover.

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.

Pea in a Pod

Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Beyond
Author: Linda Goldberg
Publisher: Square One Pub
ISBN: 9780757003479
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 482
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Back in the good old days, mothers-to-be visited their obstetricians once a month and gave birth to their babies heavily sedated, while their husbands paced nervously in the waiting room. Today, most parents choose to be active players. If you want to be a participant in the birth of your baby, "Pea in a Pod" is your playbook. Taking you from your first day of pregnancy through your child s first year, "Pea in a Pod" presents everything from relaxation exercises to practice during pregnancy, birth positions, and breathing techniques. This comprehensive guide offers a month-by-month breakdown of the physical changes to expect during pregnancy and describes the emotional aspects of pregnancy. It also provides a nutrition plan for the pregnant woman; exercise plans for the mother-to-be, new mother, and cesarean mother; and a wealth of hints for the father-to-be and labor partner. The basics of infant care and breastfeeding are included, and over 200 photographs and illustrations clarify the text. A step-by-step handbook, a ready reference, and a source of practical advice, "Pea in a Pod" is a book you ll turn to time and time again.

Experienced Doula

Advanced Skills for Hospital Doulas
Author: Cassaundra Jah, CPM, IBCLC
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456874950
Category: Medical
Page: 168
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If you are an experienced hospital doula here is your most valuable resource – a guide to advanced skills, tips, tricks and techniques. Based on the belief that people become empowered through experiences which awaken within them the knowledge that they are strong, capable and wise; discover how a doula’s actions from interview to last postpartum can increase the potential for this self discovery. • Expand with business, marketing and social media skills • Form healthy working partnerships • Clear birth prejudices, prevent trauma and dive deeper with clients • Utilize the hospital setting to your advantage • Build knowledge about interventions, lactation, and remedies • Learn about transitioning into a lactation consultant or midwife Combining facts, humor, and a grounded empowered voice, you’ll find the skills taught invaluable, making it one of the most important labor companion books you’ll ever read and recommend.

The Preemie Primer

A Complete Guide for Parents of Premature Babies--from Birth through the Toddler Years and Beyond
Author: Jennifer Gunter
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738214140
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 352
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Having a premature baby—a baby born before the thirty-seventh week of pregnancy— can be a crash course in both medicine and health economics, not just in parenting. Parents face complex information, difficult decisions, and overwhelming grief and worry—with challenges that often extend well beyond those early days and weeks. As an ob/gyn, Dr. Jennifer Gunter has delivered hundreds of premature babies, but as a mother of preemie triplets, she also understands the heartbreak and challenges of prematurity. The Preemie Primer is a comprehensive resource, covering topics from delivery, hospitalization, and preemie development to parenting multiples, handling health issues, and finding special-needs programs. Compassionate, engaging, and medically grounded, The Preemie Primer is the first book on prematurity to combine the insight of a doctor with the experience of a mom.

Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth

A Guide for Midwives and Doctors
Author: N.A
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241545879
Category: Medical
Page: 392
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The emphasis of the manual is on rapid assessment and decision making. The clinical action steps are based on clinical assessment with limited reliance on laboratory or other tests and most are possible in a variety of clinical settings.