How to Grow a Baby and Push It Out

Your no-nonsense guide to pregnancy and birth

Author: Clemmie Hooper

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473528712

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 5439

Everything you wanted to know but were too embarrassed to ask – a guide to pregnancy and birth straight from the midwife’s mouth. Mum to four little girls and midwife to many, Clemmie Hooper wants to share her knowledge, wisdom and stories about pregnancy, birth and mothering young children that aren’t so widely talked about – straight from the midwife’s mouth. From how to prevent tearing during birth to what you really need in your labour bag, Clemmie reveals everything pregnant women and new mums need to know with a good dose of humour and wit.
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How to Grow a Baby Journal

From Feeling the First Kick to Surviving Night Feeds, Capture the Highs and Lows

Author: Clemmie Hooper

Publisher: Vermilion

ISBN: 9781785041617

Category:

Page: 192

View: 8079

It may not feel like it now, but those 40-odd weeks of being pregnant and the early months with your precious newborn will go past so quickly. With this keepsake journal from bestselling author and midwife Clemmie Hooper, you can capture the highs, lows and everything in-between so you'll never forget a moment. Whether it's recording where and when you first found out, how you and your partner felt seeing your baby at the first hospital scan, what happened the first night you spent with your newborn or noting down the many amazing firsts with your new baby, this beautifully illustrated journal will give you the space you need to record all the special memories. With Clemmie's reassuring advice and prompts to help you delve into your feelings and experiences, let this be your most treasured souvenir to look back on in years to come.
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Eat, Sleep, Poop

A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year

Author: Scott W. Cohen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439132524

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 6922

Written during award-winning pediatrician Dr. Scott W. Cohen’s first year as a father, this book is the only one to combine two invaluable “on the job” perspectives—the doctor’s and the new parent’s. The result is a refreshingly engaging and informative guide that includes all you need to know at each age and stage of your child’s first year. Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. In each instance, Dr. Cohen provides a thorough overview and a simple answer or explanation: a “common sense bottom line,” yet he doesn’t dictate. The emphasis is on doing what is medically sound and what works best for you and your baby. He also includes fact sheets, easy-to-follow diagnosis and treatment guides, and humorous daddy vs. doctor sidebars that reveal the learning curve during his fi rst year as a dad. Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.
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Orgasmic Birth

Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience

Author: Elizabeth Davis,Debra Pascal-Bonaro

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1605290971

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 1057

Based on the hit documentary that inspired a vibrant online community, this innovative approach to birthing shows women how to maximize childbirth's emotional and physical rewards. With more than 4 million babies born in the United States each year, too many women experience birth as nothing more than a routine or painful event. In her much-praised film Orgasmic Birth, acclaimed filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro showed that in fact childbirth is a natural process to be enjoyed and cherished. Now she joins forces with renowned author and activist Elizabeth Davis to offer an enlightening program to help women attain the most empowering and satisfying birth experience possible. While an orgasmic birth can, for some, induce feelings of intense, ecstatic pleasure, it is ultimately about taking control of one's own body and making the most informed decisions to have a safe, memorable, and joyful birth day. Whether women choose to give birth at home, in a hospital, or in a birthing center, Orgasmic Birth provides all the necessary tools and guidance to design the birth plan that's best for them. Featuring inspiring stories from mothers and their partners and filled with practical advice and solutions, this one-of-a-kind resource is the next frontier of natural, intimate childbirth.
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Expecting Better

Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong - And What You Really Need to Know

Author: Emily Oster

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143125702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

View: 4953

An award-winning social scientist uses economic tools to challenges popular misconceptions about pregnancy to counsel women on how to navigate contradictory and extreme abstinence-style advice to promote empowerment, reduce risks and enable practical choices.
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Your Baby, Your Birth

Hypnobirthing Skills For Every Birth

Author: Hollie de Cruz

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473557003

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 8275

No matter how you birth your baby, feel calm and safe with hypnobirthing "This woman is a great healer and birth expert. This book will be brilliant." Russell Brand Your Baby, Your Birth is a truly modern hypnobirthing book for ALL births. In-demand hypnobirthing coach Hollie de Cruz provides you with the skills and tools to make any birth feel safe, calm, connected and empowering. Drawing on her experience working with new mums, including Fearne Cotton and Giovanna Fletcher, Hollie de Cruz helps you prepare for a positive (not 'perfect') birth experience and approach motherhood with confidence in yourself and your instincts. Your Baby, Your Birth will teach you: - That birth is safe - listen to your body, embrace the changes, prepare your mind and relax during pregnancy - Exercises and breathing techniques for labour and birth for you and your birth partner, along with guided meditations to keep you calm and engaged - How to trust your instincts, understand your body and baby, and make informed decisions throughout your pregnancy and beyond Hollie de Cruz, creator of the award-winning yesmum positive affirmation cards, is renowned for demystifying hypnobirthing and her down-to-earth, realistic approach is highly sought after. Whatever kind of birth you are planning, let Hollie de Cruz provide you with a set of deep relaxation, mindfulness and meditation tools for an empowering experience.
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The Bump Class

An Expert Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Author: Marina Fogle,Dr Chiara Hunt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473502764

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 6689

"This is one of the best books I have read on the subject" The Sun "Fresh, witty and reassuringly down-to-earth" You Magazine Fed up with advice that did not take into account a less than perfect pregnancy, Dr Chiara Hunt and Marina Fogle set up their pregnancy course, The Bump Class, in London in 2013. They wanted to help prepare new mothers thoroughly for the birth of their babies and instil in them the joy and happiness of birth, no matter what the method, time or setting of the labour. This book is a pragmatic and honest look at pregnancy, giving pregnant women and new mothers sensible and practical advice on what is to be expected (as well as the often unexpected!) in a friendly and open manner. Chiara and Marina believe that there is no such thing as a “normal” pregnancy or birth – every woman is different and that should be celebrated, not ignored. The Bump Class is filled with charming illustrations, impartial advice, style tips and hilarious anecdotes from both of the authors, as well as personal stories from the women who have been welcomed onto their course. This book will provide every pregnant woman with the support and reassurance that is so essential at the most crucial time in any woman’s life.
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Bumpology

The Myth-Busting Pregnancy Book for Curious Parents-To-Be

Author: Linda Geddes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451685777

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 6686

From award-winning science journalist Linda Geddes, a fascinating and practical companion for expectant parents that makes sense of conflicting advice about pregnancy, birth, and raising babies. Can I eat peanuts during pregnancy? Do unborn babies dream? Can men get pregnancy symptoms too? How much do babies remember? How can I get my baby to sleep through the night? The moment she discovers she’s pregnant, every woman suddenly has a million ques­tions about the life that’s developing inside her. Linda Geddes was no different, except that as a journalist writing for New Scientist magazine she had access to the most up-to-date scientific research. What began as a personal quest to find the truth behind headlines and information that didn’t patronize or confuse is now a brilliant new book. In Bumpology, Geddes discusses the latest research on every topic that expectant parents encounter, from first pregnancy symptoms to pregnancy diet, the right birth plan, and a baby’s first year.
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How to Rock Your Baby

And Other Timeless Tips for Modern Moms

Author: Erin Bried

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401304095

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 3248

Just what every new mother needs--100 charming and useful step-by-step how-to's, advice, and stories, culled from mothers and grandmothers throughout the ages. As a first-time mother, Erin Bried found she had countless things to worry about. She realized she didn't want to follow the latest trends--she wanted real, time-tested advice about how to calm her baby when she cries, get her to burp after she eats, and change her diapers as quickly as humanly possible. So she sought out real experts: mothers who've raised extraordinary children and whose simple advice has stood the test of time. Women like Esther Safran Foer, mother of novelist Jonathan Safran Foer; Elaine Maddow, mother of MSNBC host Rachel Maddow; and Sunchita Tyson, mother of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, among others. Based on what she learned from these amazing moms, Erin shares time-tested ways to calm a teething baby, make homemade baby food, knit booties, lull a baby to sleep, and so much more. Written with charm, heart, and just the right amount of sass, and filled with retro illustrations, How to Rock Your Baby is the perfect gift for new mothers everywhere.
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Bump

How to Make, Grow and Birth a Baby

Author: Kate Evans

Publisher: Myriad Editions (US&CA)

ISBN: 1908434554

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 8807

Kate Evans, celebrated author of the breastfeeding bestseller, The Food of Love, acclaimed cartoonist, and mother, turns her attention to the joys and pains of growing a baby. Evans deftly handles the physical and emotional changes that come with being pregnant, looking at the practicalities of every stage as well as the challenges that may arise. Her no-nonsense, quirky, and accessible text is illustrated throughout with detailed artwork to guide the reader through the intricacies of human reproduction, whilst her customary laugh-out-loud cartoons demystify the complexities of pregnancy and birth.The book includes:• a graphic guide to conception• practical help for those trying to conceive• early pregnancy advice• stop telling me what to do• food, glorious food• the call of the duvet• engaging with the professionals• abortion rights and wrongs• miscarriage support• screening and scans• are you ready to have a baby?• the physical preparations• ripening and readying• waiting well past your due date• the art of birth: labor• push it real good• the Caesarean section
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The Postive Birth Book

A New Approach to Pregnancy, Birth and the Early Weeks

Author: Milli Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780664309

Category: Childbirth

Page: 352

View: 7476

Work out what kind of birth you really want, and learn how to maximize your chances of getting it, in this refreshing, warm and witty guide to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks. Packed with vital and cutting-edge information on everything from building the ultimate birth plan, to your choices and rights in the birth room; from optimal cord clamping, to seeding the microbiome; from the inside track on breastfeeding, to woman-centered cesarean, The Positive Birth Book shows you how to have the best possible birth, regardless of whether you plan to have your baby in hospital, in the birth center, at home or by elective cesarean. Find out how the environment you give birth in, your mindset and your expectations can influence the kind of birth you have, and be inspired by the voices of real women, who tell you the truth about what giving birth really feels like. Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth, and brimming with everything you need to know about labor, birth, and the early days of parenting, The Positive Birth Book is the must-have birth book for women of the 21st century.
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Your Pregnancy Nutrition Guide

What to eat when you're pregnant

Author: Henrietta Norton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473502497

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 4354

Drawing on over a decade of work with mothers-to-be, expert nutritionist Henrietta Norton provides you with clear and practical advice on what to eat during preconception, pregnancy and the early stages of motherhood. You’ll find out: · What to avoid and which supplements to take · Ways to eat a healthy vegetarian or vegan pregnancy diet · Which nutrients are important at each trimester · How to manage symptoms such as morning sickness and fatigue · Pregnancy and preconception superfoods and recipes · How to allergy-proof your baby and optimise their development With meal planners for each trimester, a handy list of food to access on your smart phone and with chapters on preconception, breastfeeding and labour nutrition, let Your Pregnancy Nutrition Guide be your close companion on this precious journey.
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The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book

All you need to know for a healthy pregnancy that fits your lifestyle

Author: Reed Mangels

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440526079

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 965

Do I need more protein? Am I getting enough nutrients for the baby? How do I defend my decision to stay vegan? These questions and more are on the minds of vegan moms-to-be who want to maintain their lifestyle but still nurture a healthy baby. Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief because a vegan pregnancy is not only possible, it's also healthy and completely safe. With this helpful guide, you will learn about all aspects of vegan pregnancy from conception to bringing home baby, including: Which foods to eat (and avoid!) to get optimum nutrients for you and baby How to deal with disapproval from family and friends Methods to ensure a vegan-friendly hospital birth Setting up a vegan nursery for the baby Packed with information for both moms and dads, including 150 nutritious and healthy recipes for the whole family, this book is the ultimate resource for parents who want the best for their baby--without sacrificing the vegan life!
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Minus Nine to One

The Diary of an Honest Mum

Author: Jools Oliver

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780718146832

Category: Childbirth

Page: 317

View: 5052

A personal view of pregnancy from the wife of chef Jamie Oliver.
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The Happy Birth Book

Your Trusted A-Z of Pregnancy, Birth and the Early Weeks

Author: Beverley Turner,Milli Hill,Pam Wild

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780349412917

Category:

Page: 320

View: 7951

For many, the idea of giving birth can feel so overwhelming that it's tempting to bury your head in the sand and just 'go with the flow'. Even if you aren't shying away from making choices about your childbirth experience, it can be difficult to make any decisions without fully understanding the options available to you. The Happy Birth Book will put women back in charge of their childbirth experience by providing friendly, accessible, down-to-earth guidance on how to make giving birth a positive experience and how to cope in their first few weeks and months of motherhood. Presented in an easy-to-read, A-Z format, it will take the reader through every detail needed to maximise their chances of a positive birth, whether that is a home water birth or a planned pre-labour Caesarean birth - and everything in between. How you give birth matters - and if you are fully prepared, it can be the very best day of your life.
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Dark Nights of the Soul

A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals

Author: Thomas Moore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592401338

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 329

View: 3429

Explains how to use times of challenge, disappointment, illness, and dissatisfaction as an opportunity to explore the soul's deepest needs in order to provide healing and a new understanding of the meaning of life.
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The First Forty Days

The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother

Author: Heng Ou,Amely Greeven,Marisa Belger

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613129416

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 5425

The first 40 days after the birth of a child offer an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother. Based on author Heng Ou’s own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of “confinement,” in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth. As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely “bounce back” after deliver­ing their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifeline—a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance. The book includes 60 simple recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of the new mother. In addition to the recipes, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the post­partum period, navigating relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth. The First Forty Days, fully illustrated to feel both inspiring and soothing, is a practical guide and inspirational read for all new mothers and mothers-to-be—the perfect ally during the first weeks with a new baby.
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Child of Mine

Feeding with Love and Good Sense

Author: Ellyn Satter

Publisher: Bull Publishing Company

ISBN: 0923521518

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 536

View: 543

Widely considered the leading book involving nutrition and feeding infants and children, this revised edition offers practical advice that takes into account the most recent research into such topics as: emotional, cultural, and genetic aspects of eating; proper diet during pregnancy; breast-feeding versus; bottle-feeding; introducing solid food to an infant's diet; feeding the preschooler; and avoiding mealtime battles. An appendix looks at a wide range of disorders including allergies, asthma, and hyperactivity, and how to teach a child who is reluctant to eat. The author also discusses the benefits and drawbacks of giving young children vitamins.
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Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven

A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot (and Healthy) Mother!

Author: Rory Freedman,Kim Barnouin

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0786731710

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 6562

Skinny Bitch created a movement when it exposed the horrors of the food industry, while inspiring people across the world to stop eating “crap.” Now the “Bitches” are back—this time with a book geared to pregnant women. And just because their audience is in a “delicate condition” doesn’t mean they’ll deliver a gentle message. As they did with Skinny Bitch, Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin expose the truth about the food we eat—with its hormones, chemicals, and other funky stuff. But even though they are “Skinny,” they want women to chow down on the right foods and gain their fair share of weight through their pregnancies. They also won’t mince words on these topics: • the best foods for a healthy baby and mommy • the dangers of common lotions, creams, and beauty products that women slather on their bodies (many contain carcinogens) • why every mother should “suck it up” and breastfeed • the lowdown on what really happens “post-push” (after birth) • how the companies we trust don’t care about children (choosing baby food and other products carefully) With the same sassy tone that made Skinny Bitch laugh-out-loud funny, Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven will give expectant moms the information they need to “use their head” and have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
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The Danish Way of Parenting

What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander,Iben Sandahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992972

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 6831

As seen in The Wall Street Journal--from free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T: Play is essential for development and well-being. Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass." Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side. Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others. No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment. Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!) With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world. **As seen on Yahoo, Salon, MindBodyGreen, Parents, and more** **International bestseller -- translated into 20 languages**
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