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The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical And Emotional Health And Healing During the Change
The Wisdom of Menopause
Creating Physical And Emotional Health And Healing During the Change
Paperback      ISBN: 0553384090

The best-selling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom offers an unconventional, updated mind-body approach to women's health after menopause that discusses the impact of hormonal changes, the myths and realities of menopause, and ways to prevent long-term health problems, including heart disease, memory loss, and cancer.

Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving--And Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity
Run Like a Mother
How to Get Moving--And Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity
Paperback      ISBN: 0740785354
In Run Like a Mother, authors and creators of Another Mother Runner, Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea offer both inspirational advice and practical strategies to help multitasking women make running part of their busy lives.

McDowell and Shea understand the various external and internal forces in everyday life that can unintentionally keep a wife--mother--working woman from lacing up her shoes and going for a run. Because the authors are multihyphenates themselves, Run Like a Mother is driven by their own running expertise and real-world experience in ensuring that running is part of their lives.
More than a book, Run Like a Mother is essentially a down-to-earth, encouraging conversation with the reader on all things running, with the overall goal of strengthening a woman's inner athlete. Of course, real achievement is a healthy mix of inspiration and perspiration, which is why the authors have grounded Run Like a Mother in a host of practical tips on shoes, training, racing, nutrition, and injuries, all designed to help women balance running with their professional and personal lives.
The Morning After: A History of Emergency Contraception in the United States
The Morning After
A History of Emergency Contraception in the United States
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0813551633

Since 2006, when the "morning-after pill" Plan B was first sold over the counter, sales of emergency contraceptives have soared, becoming an $80-million industry in the United States and throughout the Western world. But emergency contraception is nothing new. It has a long and often contentious history as the subject of clashes not only between medical researchers and religious groups, but also between different factions of feminist health advocates.

The Morning After tells the story of emergency contraception in America from the 1960s to the present day and, more importantly, it tells the story of the women who have used it. Side-stepping simplistic readings of these women as either radical feminist trailblazers or guinea pigs for the pharmaceutical industry, medical historian Heather Munro Prescott offers a portrait of how ordinary women participated in the development and popularization of emergency contraception, bringing a groundbreaking technology into the mainstream with the potential to alter radically reproductive health practices.

Enhancing Fertility Naturally: Holistic Therapies for a Successful Pregnancy
Enhancing Fertility Naturally
Holistic Therapies for a Successful Pregnancy
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818328

- A guide to safe and inexpensive natural alternatives to often hazardous and extremely expensive conventional medical treatments for infertility.

- Provides guidelines for using alternative therapies, diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques.

- Explores acupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy, aromatherapy, and herbalism.

- 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.
The Estrogen Alternative: Natural Hormone Therapy With Botanical Progesterone
The Estrogen Alternative
Natural Hormone Therapy With Botanical Progesterone
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 089281893x

Includes the latest research on how to combat osteoporosis, endometriosis, heart disease, PMS, fibroids, and breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer.

* A must - read for any woman taking synthetic hormones for infertility or birth control, PMS, or menopause.

* Explains the most recent research on diet, endometriosis, osteoporosis, and breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer.

* Previous editions have sold more than 50,000 copies.

More and more women are seeking nondrug alternatives to synthetic hormones and their dangerous side effects. In this revised and expanded third edition, Raquel Martin offers the most up-to-date information on how botanical progesterone therapy can provide safe, natural relief for many of the problems women face from hormone deficiency, including PMS, menstrual irregularity, miscarriages, uterine fibroids, infertility, depression, and fibromyalgia. Botanical progesterone supplementation is also extremely effective in relieving hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms of menopause. The authors sift though the often confusing spate of studies on hormone replacement therapy and guide readers to natural alternatives. The book also offers advice on how to work with a sympathetic physician and provides mail-order sources for botanical progesterone.

Flat Belly Diet: A Flat Belly Is About Food & Attitude. Period. Not a Single Crunch Required
Flat Belly Diet
A Flat Belly Is About Food & Attitude. Period. Not a Single Crunch Required
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594868514

Prevention magazine is the country's most authoritative, trustworthy, and innovative source for practical health, nutrition, and fitness information. Now, its editors bring you a weight-loss plan that's specifically designed to target your number-one trouble spot: BELLY FAT.
For women over 40, belly fat is incredibly stealth and incredibly stubborn. It's also the most deadly, contributing to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and chronic illness than any other type of fat on your body. Finally, science has helped uncover a key dietary weapon in the fight against belly fat. Monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs, help dieters lose more weight--in their bellies specifically--and keep it off longer.
Flat Belly Diet will lead you step by step, day by day, meal by meal toward a flatter belly...and a longer, healthier life.

Treating Lesbians and Bisexual Women: Challenges and Strategies for Health Professionals
Treating Lesbians and Bisexual Women
Challenges and Strategies for Health Professionals
Paperback      ISBN: 0761900454

Written in a scholarly but accessible style, this book provides an integrated critical analysis of lesbian and bisexual women's health. The book highlights trends and themes, with selected examples of research and personal experience of lesbians and bisexual women and their health care providers.

Your Pregnancy Week by Week
Your Pregnancy Week by Week
Paperback      ISBN: 0738218936
The classic week-by-week guide to a happy, healthy pregnancy--celebrating over 30 years of expert advice
Doctors recommend it and pregnant couples rely on it--and you and your partner will find it indispensable For over thirty years, Dr. Glade B. Curtis and Judith Schuler have helped millions of parents-to-be navigate and prepare for the most exciting and challenging time of their lives--and now they'll help you.
With Your Pregnancy's signature week-by-week format, including illustrations of your baby, you'll easily and comfortably follow your baby's development as it grows during these exciting 40 weeks. Whether you're a first-time parent just learning to navigate pregnancy or an experienced pro, Your Pregnancy Week by Week is the perfect, comprehensive resource to guide you through your pregnancy. In this eighth edition, Dr. Curtis and Schuler address today's most pressing questions and concerns, including:
  • Detailed descriptions and illustrations of baby's development
  • Information on medical tests and procedures
  • Tips on nutrition, your overall health and how it affects your growing baby
  • Safe and easy weekly exercises to help you stay in shape
Covering a wide range of new topics such as elective delivery, electronic cigarettes, pregorexia, salt-therapy spas, belly bands before and after pregnancy, and men preparing for pregnancy, Your Pregnancy Week by Week makes sure you and your partner will have everything you need to know at your fingertips--for this pregnancy and for any to follow.
The Fourth Trimester Companion: How to Take Care of Your Body, Mind, and Family as You Welcome Your New Baby
The Fourth Trimester Companion
How to Take Care of Your Body, Mind, and Family as You Welcome Your New Baby
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1558328874

A well-cared-for baby is a baby whose mother is taking care of herself. Put simply: good mother care Is good baby care.

That's the core of the Fourth Trimester concept. In recent years doctors, nurses, midwives, and others involved in providing baby care have adopted this vital concept enthusiastically. The Fourth Trimester emphasizes that how a mother takes care of herself in the first three months of a new baby's life brings crucial benefits for her, for her baby, and for her partner and family.

With this important new book, moms (as well as their partners and other caregivers, whether lay or professional) now have the resources to have an ideal Fourth Trimester experience. Cynthia Gabriel, a doula and the author of the best-selling book Natural Hospital Birth, delivers all the information, guidance, and encouragement new mothers need to take care of their bodies, minds, and spirits during the vital months of the Fourth Trimester--so that they feel their best and so their babies have the best possible chance to thrive.

"The Fourth Trimester Companion is the ultimate guide for any new family. Cynthia Gabriel provides accurate and up-to-date information that will prepare you for what happens after you give birth and will leave you feeling inspired and empowered to start your family in health and joy. This book truly is a masterpiece for new families today."
--Ana Paula Markel, president-elect, DONA International (formerly Doulas of North America), and founder of Bini Birth, Los Angeles

"This book is born from Cynthia Gabriel's incredible expertise. As a medical anthropologist, an educator, a doula, and a mother of three, Cynthia guides us through the early months of infancy and early parenting not only from a place of knowledge and experience, but also with exquisite sensitivity, compassion, and practicality."
--Lesley Everest, doula and doula trainer, MotherWit, Montreal

"How can such a delicate and tiny being as a newborn take so much space in the house and in your heart? This book will gently take you by the hand and walk beside you. Like a good friend it will not judge, but it will offer support with the questions you have and some you might not even know were coming. It is both practical and deep. It will help you feel and say, 'I can do this.'"
--Kim John Payne, M.Ed., author of Simplicity Parenting and The Soul of Discipline
The Complete A to Z for Your V: A Women's Guide to Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Your Vagina--Health, Pleasure, Hormones, and More
The Complete A to Z for Your V
A Women's Guide to Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Your Vagina--Health, Pleasure, Hormones, and More
Paperback      ISBN: 1592337678

The Complete A to Z for Your V provides women and girls with what they need to know about their personal health without shame or judgement.

Whether you are researching a specific issue or just want a go-to reference for yourself, your daughter, your niece, or your partner, this book offers it all in a friendly, illustrated format from an expert in the field of women's health. The Complete A to Z for Your V covers every topic the author, a well-respected OB/GYN with over 20 years of experience in practice, has been asked about in her career. This is the doctor's guide for the laywoman, and it pulls no punches when talking about: sex, shaving, what's "normal," vibrators, STDs, and beyond.

The friendly and funny tone, along with easy-to-understand illustrations, make subjects that normally make people squirm easy and enjoyable to read about. The author's focus is to make women feel comfortable and empowered in their bodies, which makes this book stand out from the dryer medical guides.

Women's health is a topic that is now more out in the open for discussion than ever before, and The Complete A to Z for Your V makes finding the answers easy and asking the questions even easier.