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
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.
Pilates Pregnancy Guide
Optimum Health And Fitness for Every Stage of Your Pregnancy
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1554071690
A well-illustrated and complete guide to practicing Pilates throughout a woman's pregnancy, from pre-conception to post-natal. Routines, designed for control and safety, change throughout the pregnancy and after.
The Girls Who Went Away
The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade
Paperback ISBN: 0143038974
A critique of the consequences of policies enforced after World War II prior to Roe v. Wade, written by an adoptee, describes how countless single women were compelled to give up their children and how their situations were devastatingly compromised by the growing sexual revolution, limited birth control options, unrealistic social standards, and the unavailability of safe abortions. Reprint.
The Complete Organic Pregnancy
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0060887451
A guide to natural living during pregnancy, childbirth, and throughout the first months of a baby's life covers such topics as the benefits of organic foods, lead testing in a home, and avoiding chemicals that can be transmitted in breast milk. Original. 50,000 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.
The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
Paperback ISBN: 055338516x
A revised and updated guide to the Bradley Method of natural childbirth utilizes the teamwork approach to help fathers work with mothers to provide a joyful birthing experience that eliminates drugs, shortens labor, lessens complications, and promotes healthy newborns with a blend of prenatal exercise, nutrition, and psychological preparation. Original. 27,500 first printing.
The Open Adoption Experience
A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families--From Making the Decision Through the Child's Growing Years
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0060969571
Discusses open adoptions, preparing for the birth and placement, the child's experience in the first year and later, and other matters