Pregnancy and Adoption
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.
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 Conception Mandala
Creative Techniques for Inviting a Child into Your Life
Paperback ISBN: 0892813563
This practical guide shows how both men and women can participate actively and with heightened awareness in the supreme mystery of conception. The authors explore the importance of rituals and other methods of conscious conception in various spiritual traditions. They also present clear and succinct advice on the process of preparing for parenthood.
Crossing the Moon
A Journey Through Infertility
Hardcover ISBN: 1886913080
"So how was it, I wondered, that I had arrived at this point in my life: almost thirty-nine years old, no child? When I looked back, I could see why, and even when, I took a sharp turn away from motherhood. I could also see why motherhood would catch up with me." So asks Paulette Bates Alden in Crossing the Moon, a memoir - at once witty and wistful - in which the author recounts her initial ambivalence about motherhood, the pain and frustration of following a course of treatment for infertility, and ultimately the birth of a new self: a writer, comfortable at last with her family of two. Inevitably, the book also touches a wide array of other issues: aging parents; being raised Southern and female in the fifties; the trade-offs between a life of work and one devoted to nurture; coping with grief and loss. This is a fine companion for anyone struggling with infertility and a treasure for any woman coming to terms with who she is.
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.
How to Get Pregnant
Paperback ISBN: 0316066508
A revised edition of a classic guide to overcoming infertility features new information on the latest treatments as well as coverage of the antral follicle count technique, in a resource designed to help couples to make informed choices. Original.
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.