Ina May s Guide to Breastfeeding

Ina May s Guide to Breastfeeding Author Ina May Gaskin
ISBN-10 0553907204
Year 2009-09-29
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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Everything you need to know to make breastfeeding a joyful, natural, and richly fulfilling experience for both you and your baby Drawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, Ina May Gaskin explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding and gives you invaluable practical advice that will help you nurse your baby in the most fulfilling way possible. Inside you’ll find answers to virtually every question you have on breastfeeding, including topics such as •the benefits of breastfeeding •nursing challenges •pumps and other nursing products •sleeping arrangements •nursing and work •medications •nursing multiples •weaning •sick babies •nipplephobia, and much more Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding is filled with helpful advice, medical facts, and real-life stories that will help you understand how and why breastfeeding works and how you can use it to more deeply connect with your baby and your own body. Whether you’re planning to nurse for the first time or are looking for the latest, most up-to-date expert advice available, you couldn’t hope to find a better guide than Ina May. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ina May s Guide to Childbirth

Ina May s Guide to Childbirth Author Ina May Gaskin
ISBN-10 0307486257
Year 2008-11-19
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:• Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play • What really happens during labor • Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable • Episiotomy--is it really necessary? • Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs • Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth • How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression • The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor doesn’t necessarily tell you • The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers • How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, including a hospital • And much more Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.

Birth Matters

Birth Matters Author Ina May Gaskin
ISBN-10 9781905177585
Year 2011
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Pinter & Martin Publishers
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Ina May Gaskin asserts that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue, and it is perhaps the act that most powerfully exhibits what it is to be instinctually human. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species.

Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering

Gentle Birth  Gentle Mothering Author Sarah Buckley
ISBN-10 9780307832030
Year 2013-02-20
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Celestial Arts
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An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children. Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women's experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship.

Birthing Normally After a Cesarean Or Two American Edition

Birthing Normally After a Cesarean Or Two  American Edition Author Helene Vadeboncoeur
ISBN-10 9781906619206
Year 2011-05
Pages 334
Language en
Publisher Fresh Heart Publishing
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This book is for any woman considering a vaginal birth after one or more previous cesareans. What are the risks? What are the advantages? What is the best choice in your particular case? The author, Helene Vadeboncoeur, takes you through the research and also gives you a glimpse into other women's experiences through the use of first-hand accounts. It was, in fact, the author's experience of two very different births (one a cesarean, the next a VBAC) that inspired her to get a PhD. In her thesis she explored how women experience giving birth in hospital. Helene wanted to consider questions about birth because this is such an important event in women's lives. For over 10 years since then, she has divided her time between teaching and participating in research projects. (She is currently on the Board of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization.) She also regularly gives talks at conferences around the world. This means that you not only get the benefit of advice from a woman who's been through both a cesarean and a VBAC, you also get taken through the most up-to-date research. Serious information is presented in an upbeat, readable style. Comment from an obstetrician: "As a professional who is concerned about the risk in the cesarean rate I would like to suggest that all women who have anything to do with cesareans read this book. The author has collected research data and precious accounts, which will help women make an informed choice as to how to give birth to their babies." Feedback from a midwife: "Helene Vadeboncoeur offers women an important tool to support them if they choose to give birth vaginally after a previous cesarean." Comment from a VBAC mom: "This book can help you heal the inner scars that every cesarean leaves behind. It'll also help you prepare and inform yourself to make a different journey with your next birth.""

The Nursing Mother s Companion

The Nursing Mother s Companion Author Kathleen Huggins
ISBN-10 155832304X
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher Harvard Common Press
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A breastfeeding mother's guide to nursing celebrates its twentieth anniversary with an updated and expanded version of the original that covers a wide range of subjects, with sections on breast pump models, updated resources for nursing mothers, drugs and their effects on lactation and on breast-fed babies, and more. Original.

Spiritual Midwifery

Spiritual Midwifery Author Ina May Gaskin
ISBN-10 9781570679582
Year 2010-11-09
Pages
Language en
Publisher Book Publishing Company
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Spiritual Midwifery is considered by many to be the bible of the home birth movement. This classic book on natural childbirth introduced a whole generation of women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. At a time when higher levels of technology were the wave of the future, the home birth movement testified to the naturalness and normalcy of the birthing process-even the sacredness of it. Ina May Gaskin, the author, is a powerful advocate for a woman's right to give birth without excessive and unnecessary medical intervention. Now in its fourth edition, her voice is needed as much now as then. In today's climate of unprecedented numbers of cesarean sections and induced labor, knowledge of this birthing process enables women to make informed choices regarding their maternity care and delivery options. The birthing stories and section on care of the newborn are valuable to anyone about to become a parent.

The Circumcision Decision

The Circumcision Decision Author Susan Terkel
ISBN-10 9780983411529
Year 2012-12-15
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Carrot Seed Publishing
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The Circumcision Decision is an unbiased and thoughtful exploration of the important question of whether to have a son circumcised or left intact. With a readable approach, and reliable information, it will guide parents through the full range of issues to help them reach their own decision, one that is right for their newborn son and themselves. WINNER, 17th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards (Childcare/Parenting)

The Future of Nursing

The Future of Nursing Author Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309158237
Year 2011-02-08
Pages 620
Language en
Publisher National Academies Press
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Breastfeeding Made Simple

Breastfeeding Made Simple Author Nancy Mohrbacher
ISBN-10 1608821757
Year 2010-12-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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The Definitive Guide to Breastfeeding Your Baby Breastfeeding may be natural, but it may also be more challenging than you expect. Some mothers encounter doubts and difficulties, from struggling with the first few feedings to finding a gentle and loving way to comfortably wean from the breast. This second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple is an essential guide to breastfeeding that every new and expectant mom should own-a comprehensive resource that takes the mystery out of basic breastfeeding dynamics. Understanding the seven natural laws of breastfeeding will help you avoid and overcome challenges such as low milk production, breast refusal, weaning difficulties, and every other obstacle that can keep you from enjoying breastfeeding your baby. Breastfeeding Made Simple will help you to: • Find comfortable, relaxing breastfeeding positions • Establish ample milk production and a satisfying breastfeeding rhythm with your baby • Overcome discomfort and mastitis • Use a breast pump to express and store milk • Easily transition to solid foods

The Doulas

The Doulas Author Mary Mahoney
ISBN-10 9781558619494
Year 2016-10-17
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher The Feminist Press at CUNY
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As more feminism migrates online, full-spectrum doulas remain focused on life’s physically intimate relationships: between caregivers and patients, parents and pregnancy, individuals and their own bodies. They are committed to supporting a pregnancy no matter the outcome—whether it results in birth, abortion, miscarriage, or adoption—facing the question of choice head-on. Mary Mahoney is founder and board co-chair of the Doula Project, and a key player in several reproductive justice-focused coalitions and think tanks. Lauren Mitchell is a founder of the Doula Project and co-coordinator of the Reproductive Choices Service of NYC’s largest public hospital.

Husband Coached Childbirth

Husband Coached Childbirth Author Robert A. Bradley, M.D.
ISBN-10 9780553385168
Year 2008
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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A revised and updated guide to the Bradley Method of natural childbirth utilizes the teamwork approach to help fathers work with mothers to provide a joyful birthing experience that eliminates drugs, shortens labor, lessens complications, and promotes healthy newborns with a blend of prenatal exercise, nutrition, and psychological preparation. Original. 27,500 first printing.

Gentle First Year The Essential Guide to Mother and Baby Wellbeing in the First Twelve Months

Gentle First Year  The Essential Guide to Mother and Baby Wellbeing in the First Twelve Months Author Dr. Gowri Motha
ISBN-10 9780007372096
Year 2010-04-15
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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Dr Gowri Motha is one the UK’s most respected obstetricians, working in holistic practice alongside Dr Yehudi Gordon. Her Gentle Birth Method has been hugely popular with celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow. Now she helps mothers in the first year after birth bond with their child and give them the best start in life.