Pregnancy and Adoption
Multiple Sclerosis and Having a Baby
Everything You Need to Know About Conception, Pregnancy, and Parenthood
Paperback ISBN: 0892817887
An essential resource for anyone with MS who is considering having a child.Â â€¢ Firsthand advice from a woman with multiple sclerosis who has successfullyÂ borne and raised a child. â€¢ Contains information that can change the lives of many of the 250,000 women in the United States suffering from MS. â€¢ Highly readable format puts the facts at your fingertips.Â Diagnosed with MS at twenty-eight, author Judy Graham gave birth for the first time at the age of thirty-eight. Her new book Multiple Sclerosis and Having a BabyÂ provides other women who are considering starting a family with the kind of genuine and useful insight that comes only from firsthand experience. Multiple Sclerosis and Having a Baby makes available not only the medical answers prospective parents need, but also the practical suggestions and sound advice that will help them meet the many unique and sometimes difficult challenges that face couples living with MS.Â In this highly informative and readable book, Graham asks and provides answers for nearly every question a woman with multiple sclerosis might want to consider before having a baby. With the latest medical facts and valuable data culled from hundreds of interviews with women who have multiple sclerosis and are currently raising a child, Graham straightforwardly addresses such issues as the possibility of relapse, genetic predisposition to MS, sexuality and fertility, pregnancy, postnatal care, and breastfeeding as they relate to women with MS.Â
The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 141652472x
A revised edition of a best-selling reference features twenty-five-percent new material and the original work's trademark combination of humorous and down-to-earth advice, in a resource that features a wealth of anecdotal tips on everything from maternity clothes and pregnancy sex to birthing options and postpartum recovery. Original. 100,000 first printing.
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.
Enhancing Fertility Naturally
Holistic Therapies for a Successful Pregnancy
Paperback ISBN: 0892818328
â€¢ A guide to safe and inexpensive natural alternatives to often hazardous and extremely expensive conventional medical treatments for infertility. â€¢ Provides guidelines for using alternative therapies, diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques. â€¢ Explores acupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy, aromatherapy, and herbalism. â€¢ Includes the personal stories of couples who have successfully conceived using these methods. Enhancing Fertility Naturally outlines ways in which you can improve your fertility through alternative therapies, diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques and avoid some of the hazards associated with conventional treatments. It discusses the most common causes of infertility and explains how to determine which therapy is most appropriate for you. In vitro fertilization, conventional medicine's most prescribed remedy for infertility problems, is expensive, dangerous, and has a success rate of only 14 percent, yet few of the one in six couples that experience infertility are aware of the effectiveness and safety provided by the wide range of alternative treatments. Thoroughly researched and packed full of invaluable advice and tips, the book explores such therapies as acupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy, aromatherapy, and herbalism. The author includes case histories for each of the therapies discussed, showing how the therapies helped couples overcome both primary and secondary infertility in order to have the baby they longed for.
The Ultimate Week-By-Week Pregnancy Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0696222213
An up-to-date, thorough guide to pregnancy offers a week-by-week overview of fetal development, as well as straightforward, supportive advice on how to promote a healthy pregnancy, real-life labor, essential preparations for parenthood, feeding options, prenatal care, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Great With Child
Letters to a Young Mother
Paperback ISBN: 039332978x
A collection of letters written by the mother of a toddler to a pregnant friend explores such topics as the childbirth experience, the identity shift that occurs when a woman enters motherhood, and the ambivalent emotions experienced by mothers when their babies start experiencing independence. Reprint.
Natural Health After Birth
The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness
Paperback ISBN: 0892819308
Natural Health after Birth addresses a new mother's need to replenish her body, mind, and spirit so that she can nurture her child. This book provides support both for women who are stay-at-home moms and those who must return to their jobs soon after the birth.
Waiting For Birdy
A Year Of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, And The Wild Magic Of Growing A Family
Paperback ISBN: 0143034774
The Internet columnist chronicles a year in her life as she anticipated the birth of her second child while coping with the realities and challenges of life with an active toddler.
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.