Pregnancy and Adoption
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.
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
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.
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 Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
Paperback ISBN: 0399525173
Provides up-to-date information on the newest childbirth procedures and options, discussing such topics as cesareans, obstetricians and midwives, alternative birthing methods, medications, fetal monitoring, Lamaze classes, and other tests, procedures, and treatments. Original.
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.
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.
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
A Journey into the World of Mothers and Midwives
Paperback ISBN: 0399527885
Offers an evocative and insightful look at the world of midwives and their role in childbirth, providing a thorough analysis and helpful advice on using a midwife as an alternative to physician-aided hospital delivery to bring one's child into the world. Original.