Pregnancy and Adoption
Your Premature Baby
The First Five Years
Paperback ISBN: 1552976556
Your Premature Baby is the definitive guide to every aspect of nurturing a child who is born too soon. Reassuring and frank, it is the only book that informs and guides parents right from their baby's too-early birth into the growing years. Features of this book: - Exactly how prematurity affects a baby - Explains hospital terms, procedures, treatments, and equipment - What to expect as your baby progresses through treatment and procedures - Gives advice for coping practically and emotionally - Help and ideas for parents from when their baby comes home up to age 5 - Discusses the latest research into the causes of prematurity and its preventions - Offers a wide variety of resources for further information and support
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.
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.
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.
An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood
Paperback ISBN: 0425189996
A biologist offers a personal, introspective look at motherhood in this month-by-month recounting of her pregnancy, interspersed with valuable scientific insights on the entire biological process. Reprint.
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 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.
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."