Pregnancy and Adoption
Cooking to Conceive
Fertility-Boosting Foods & Recipes to Help You Get Pregnant
Paperback ISBN: 0811868540
It's not just a healthy diet that can affect a woman's chances of getting pregnant—certain foods can actually help boost fertility. Now, the nation's #1 fertility magazine offers a full course of recipes specifically designed to help you get pregnant. With surprisingly healthy ingredients like avocado, filet mignon, even dark chocolate, adding calcium, folate, and antioxidants to your diet has never been tastier! Brimming with expert advice and tips, this is the unparalleled resource for any woman preparing to start a family.
What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant : An Adoption Story
Hardcover ISBN: 0525945253
A popular sex-advice columnist offers a celebratory and incisive memoir discussing his decision, as a gay man in a long-term relationship, to adopt a child, creating problems with conservative groups, his own friends, adoption agencies, and a drug-addicted birth mother. 15,000 first printing.
Birthing from Within
An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
Paperback ISBN: 0965987302
"Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage, not as a medical event, but as an act of self-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. For use during birth, the book offers proven techniques for coping with labor pain without drugs, a discussion of the doctor or midwife’s role, and a look at the father’s responsibilities. Childbirth education should also include what do expect after the baby is born. Here are baby basics, such as how to bathe a newborn, how to get the little one to sleep, and tips for getting nursing off to a good start. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a process of continuous learning and adjustment; Birthing From Within provides the necessary support and education to make each phase of birthing a rewarding experience."
A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
Paperback ISBN: 0143116231
Emulating James HerriotÂ—except with fewer cows and more cockneysÂ—Worth sketches a warm, amiable portrait of hands-on medical practice. The author became a midwife at age 22, learning her trade in the 1950s from the nun midwives at the convent of St. Raymund Nonnatus and working among impoverished women in the slums of the London Docklands. Her frank, sometimes graphic memoir describes scores of births, from near-catastrophes to Christmas miracles, and details her burgeoning understanding of the world and the people in it. ItÂ's stocked with charming characters: loopy sister Monica Joan, the conventÂ's near-mystic cake-gobbler and mischief-maker; Father Joseph Williamson, focused on delivering prostitutes rather than babies; handyman/poultry salesman/drain cleaner/toffee-apple pusher Frank; and posh Camilla Fortescue-Cholmeley-Browne (Â“ChummyÂ
When a Child Is Born
The Natural Child Care Classic
Paperback ISBN: 0892817518
The classic guide to physical, mental, and spiritual health for mother and baby during pregnancy and childrearing . A book that helped begin the natural childcare revolution . Discusses every aspect of pregnancy and nurturing, including recommended diet and health habits for the expectant mother, common ailments during pregnancy, and preparing older siblings to have a new family member . Takes women step-by-step through the birth and nursing processes and provides advice for treating common childhood ailments and for instilling good habits in toddlers Written at a time when breast-feeding was discouraged and antibiotics were indiscriminately prescribed, When a Child Is Born helped begin the natural childcare revolution. Based on Rudolph Steiner's work, stressing that a child comes into the world with an intact soul as well as body, When a Child Is Born provides the spiritual link missing from most current books on childcare. It discusses every aspect of pregnancy and nurturing, providing all the information needed to physically and psychologically prepare for the baby's arrival. Women are taken step-by-step through the birth and nursing processes, and later chapters provide advice for naturally treating every common childhood ailment and for instilling good habits in toddlers that will lead to a lifetime of physical, mental, and spiritual health. As useful today as when it was first written, parents will find Dr. zur Lindenis practical advice and uplifting message a constant source of support.
The Baby Name Wizard
A Magical Method For Finding The Perfect Name For Your Baby
Paperback ISBN: 0767917529
An innovative guide to selecting the perfect name for one's child explains every aspect of a baby's name, from its image and history to variants and nicknames; discusses name popularity, usage trends, and styles; and uses a buyer's guide approach that helps parents ask the right questions to choose a name specifically tailored to personal taste. Original. 25,000 first printing.
An Unexpected Mother's Journey to Adoption in China
Paperback ISBN: 0743292979
Recounts how the author, who had previously decided against having children, accompanied a friend to China to assist the latter's adoption efforts and adopted the baby herself when the friend backed out, an unexpected choice that profoundly changed her life and eventually tested the bonds of the friendship. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood
Paperback ISBN: 0425189996
A biologist offers a personal, introspective look at motherhood in this month-by-month recounting of her pregnancy, interspersed with valuable scientific insights on the entire biological process. Reprint.