Pregnancy and Adoption
Preparing for Birth With Yoga
Paperback ISBN: 0007166761
Citing the potential benefits of yoga on relieving pregnancy and childbirth pain and tension, an illustrated guide teaches readers how to utilize support-oriented breathing exercises and a range of postures specifically geared toward labor, childbirth, and post-partum recovery. Original.
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.
Opciones Para UN Parto Suave
Guia Para Tomar Decisiones Informadas Acerca De: Centros De Alumbramiento, Asistentes Al Parto, Parto En El Agua, Parto En Casa, Parto En El Hospital
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 0892814713
A practical, illustrated handbook describes a wide variety of alternative approaches to childbirth--including birthing centers, water birth, and home birth--and their advantages and disadvantages. (Health & Fitness)
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."
Raising Adopted Children
Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent
Paperback ISBN: 0060957174
A required read at many adoption agencies, this thoughtful guide, revised to include current issues such as prenatal drug exposure and transracial adoption, offers parents practical and compassionate advice about raising an adopted child. Reprint.
A Love Like No Other
Stories from Adoptive Parents
Paperback ISBN: 1594482152
A collection of original essays about the experience of adoptive parenting by twenty leading writers includes Emily Prager's piece on her efforts to keep her adopted Chinese daughter in touch with her heritage, Jacquelyn Mitchard's reflections on single-parent adoption, and Jesse Green's experience of adopting with his same-sex partner. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
Paperback ISBN: 0385497458
A provocative combination of intimate revelations and social commentary examines the powerful emotional terrain of impending motherhood as the author documents the joy, wonder, and psychological effects of her own pregnancy as well as other first-time mothers by delving into a wealth of issues and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and motherhood in America today. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
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.
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.