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By Anna McGrail, Daphne Metland. 2013
Anna and Daphne have combined their many years of experience, producing an interesting and well written book based on fact… rather than opinion, covering conception to postnatal. Most expecting mothers will not be seen by the NHS until around 12 weeks of pregnancy, and this book provides the advice and reassurance needed during this time. It also features a 'read your week of pregnancy', which offers mothers the opportunity to monitor symptoms that can indicate different things at different stages of the pregnancy. Issues broached in the book include: conception difficulties, what tests to opt for, how to break the news at work, when to tell an older child, taking your partner to the scan, opting for a caesarean.
By Kate Brian. 2011
Infertility never leaves you no matter what the outcome is - it does shape you and it shapes the way… you bring your children up.One in six couples finds it difficult to conceive, and many thousands of babies are born in the UK every year as a result of fertility treatment. For women who finally have that long-awaited positive pregnancy test, the expectation is that they will now be the same as any other pregnant woman. The reality is that the experience of infertility continues to resonate during pregnancy, birth and often long afterwards. Packed with case histories and informed by expert advice, this is the first book to address the specific practical and emotional issues experienced by women who have struggled to become pregnant and provides much-needed reassurance and support.Contents include: The long-awaited positive result; Pregnancy; Birth; The early days; Postnatal depression; Family life; Trying again; An only child; More than one (twins etc); The teenage years and beyond; Donor families; Miscarriage.
By Anita Naik. 2011
THE LAZY GIRL'S GUIDE TO A BLISSFUL PREGNANCY is your guide to getting pregnant, being pregnant and life after pregnancy.… It's for all girls who want to find the less stressed way to be pregnant but are too busy to wade through all the books, leaflets and advice. It's about the stuff that's tricky such as how to work when you have 24 hour fatigue and morning sickness. And the stuff that's annoying such as how to deal with the myriad of medical, anecdotal and personal advice thrown at you. But most of all THE LAZY GIRL'S GUIDE TO A BLISSFUL PREGNANCY is about the parts of being pregnant that secretly worry you - pregnancy sex, first time parenting, meeting your new baby and how to avoid turning your chic house into a large oversized playroom! Crammed full of:* Expert advice on pre and post pregnancy fashion and beauty* Essential mum tips on first time motherhood, and surviving labour* Smart advice on the emotional, physical and lifestyle changes of pregnancyTHE LAZY GIRL'S GUIDE TO A BLISSFUL PREGNANCY is your comprehensive and down-to-earth guide to staying sane through nine months and beyond.
By Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler. 2009
Pregnancy can be a thrilling adventure for a couple. Although most attention is directed toward the mom-to-be, the nine months… of pregnancy are an exciting, moving and, yes, occasionally stressful!time for the expectant father as well. Written with the needs and concerns of the dad-to-be in mind, this book includes a comprehensive glossary of terms, a resource section, up-to-date medical information, and tips for supporting your partner during pregnancy and the birth of your new baby. It will also help you be the best father you can be by covering such topics as: The tests and procedures your partner may undergo The impact of pregnancy on your relationship and how to handle it Ways to evaluate the expenses of having a baby How to be a great labor coach
By Lakshmy Ramanathan. 2015
In India the arrival of a child is not very different from a wedding It is a family… event that every one looks forward to with great eagerness and enthusiasm Each family member also knows of an age-old custom or belief they know to have benefited expectant mothers and newborns But how does a first-time mother balance quirky community-based rituals alongside New Age scientific norms For Bumpier Times is an attempt to capture the complexities of being pregnant in our society and to arm you with information that enables you to make empowered decisions By recording 101 practices from across the country and by having them reviewed by an eminent panel of doctors and experts the book hopes to dismiss your doubts and fears trace the origin behind these myths and beliefs and keep up with the latest in childbirth and care to help you achieve that balance crucial to welcoming your little one into your culture and world Written in an easy-to-understand Q A format Ramanathan has managed to create an elaborate guide on pregnancy and childcare specific to Indian mothers
By Gopika Kapoor. 2011
Let your pregnancy be the joyous exciting and spiritual journey it was always meant to be While… having a baby is a time of great happiness it can also be the most bewildering experience for those involved Luckily this book provides the perfect antidote to all your pregnancy and baby concerns Right from deciding whether to have a baby to choosing the best hospital for the d-day deliveryday Spiritual Pregnancy shows you how to make the most of your pregnancy so that you come through those nine months not only relaxed but also confident and prepared This unique volume shows you the best ways to handle the dilemmas that accompany having a baby while preparing you for the incredible job that lies ahead becoming a parent Allow Gopika Kapoor to share with you the learning from her own journey as a mother of twins and the spiritual insights that guided her Her pragmatic and reassuring voice not only tells you how to deal with surprise pregnancies crazy hormones overbearing relatives and tired sex lives but also gives great advice on baby showers alternative birthing methods post-baby body image and how to stay energized and positive through it all Since parental bonds first form while the baby is still in the womb Spiritual Pregnancy is your guide to making the most of this very special time with your child
By Becky Alexander. 2010
If you would like to celebrate the arrival of a new baby with friends and family, but are looking for… an alternative to a traditional christening, this is the book for you. Civil weddings have been popular for a long time, but you can now have a Civil Naming ceremony for your child, held either at your local registry office, or at any venue of your choice. As there is no legal requirement, you can hold the party at home, in your garden, or at any venue you like. You can host the event yourselves, or ask a registered celebrant to host the event. This book contains lots of ideas to make your civil naming ceremony memorable and unique to your family. There are ideas for poems, readings, music, themes, and special ideas for how to mark the occasion. Everyone can get involved; grandparents, siblings, and specially nominated adults who can act as guardians. There are readings suitable for all. This book includes: - How to plan the naming party and ceremony - Ideas for indoors and outdoors decor, plus simple decorations - Providing entertainment and fun for children and adults - 10 special event ideas for the day, such as star naming, planting a tree and filling a time capsule - Traditional and contemporary ideas for readings and poems with new, specifically commissioned poems that are particularly relevant to this special occasion - Ideas and recipes for delicious food and drink
By Melinda Tankard Reist. 2006
Daring women--those who were told not to have their babies due to perceived disabilities in themselves or their unborn children--tell… their stories in this controversial book that looks critically at medical eugenics as a contemporary form of social engineering. Believing that all life is valuable and that some are not more worthy of it than others, these women have given birth in the face of disapproval and hostility, defied both the creed of perfection and accepted medical wisdom, and given the issue of abortion a complexity beyond the simplistic pro-life/pro-choice dichotomy. As it questions the accuracy of screening procedures, the definition of a worthwhile life, and the responsiblity for determining the value of an imperfect life, this book trenchantly brings to light many issues that for years have been marginalized by the mainstream media and restricted to disability activism.
By Katie Tamony, Barbara Canida. 1995
Discover tried-and-tested techniques to help you relax during labour so that you can work with your body for an… empowering positive birth Birth is a natural and normal event and while it can be unpredictable this book will show you how you can make it a gentle and enjoyable experience In The Calm Birth Method hypnobirthing expert Suzy Ashworth helps you to build confidence in your body and its abilities and shares practical techniques to support you so that no matter what happens you feel prepared Walking you and your birth partner through the whole process of birth preparation Suzy explores Why many women feel so scared of giving birth and how to eliminate these fears during pregnancy How relaxing your mind and body during birth transforms your physiology Practical tools and techniques to promote deep relaxation and mindfulness How to unify birth partners and care providers to ensure the birthing environment is stress-free and has the most conducive set up for a calm and relaxing birth Breathing techniques and visualizations to help with the sensations of birthTake the power back into your own hands so that you can learn to trust your body and look forward to welcoming your child into the world with confidence
The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians covers everything you need to make the thrilling and challenging journey to motherhood:… from choosing a donor to tracking fertility to signing the right papers on the dotted lines. Rachel Pepper's lively, easy-to-read guide is the first place to go for up-to-date information and sage advice on everything from sex in the sixth month to negotiating family roles. Why a second edition? When the acclaimed first edition appeared, the author's daughter was only a few months old. This new edition takes into account the parenting know-how Pepper has developed over the intervening six years, as well as the evolving legal status of lesbian parents, and the increasing importance of the Internet for information on fertility, sperm banks, and donors. The resource section is greatly expanded, as are the sections on each trimester of pregnancy, on childbirth, and on life with a newborn. And Pepper provides more insight into preconception planning for both single lesbians and couples. An indispensable resource, The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians is now bigger and better.
By Joan Woodcock. 2012
Joan Woodcock always dreamed of becoming a nurse. And in 1966 the dream came true. From her very first day… as a naive sixteen-year-old cadet, standing nervously outside the matron's office, this is Joan's story of an eventful career spanning over forty years in NHS nursing. Working on hospital wards, casualty units and out in the community, as well as stints in a prison and a police unit dealing with sexual assault, Joan has seen it all. In this moving memoir she gives an honest, revealing account of a challenging, unpredictable and ultimately rewarding life in nursing. From an early encounter with a horrific axe injury, to the patient who swallowed their suppositories, to daily dealings with difficult patients and all kinds of bodily fluids, Joan shares memories of laughter and tragedy, and of the now defunct matron system that at one time instilled nurses with such high standards of professionalism and patient care.
By Denise Van Outen. 2012
In her second parenting book, Denise van Outen recounts, with her trademark warmth and honest, down-to-earth attitude, the joys and… challenges of motherhood following the birth of her daughter Betsy with Lee Mead. ADVENTURES IN PARENTHOOD tells the trials and tribulations of those first 18 months of parenthood, when everything is new. Denise believes it's important to be open and to share as a new mum - she has spoken out about breastfeeding and being a working mum in the press - and this book does exactly that. Denise draws not just on her own experience, but also those of her non-celebrity friends. Some of her Twitter followers have also added their own advice and experience. This frank and honest account from Denise is a great holiday read for any new parent who is wondering if anyone else is feeling the same way they are - the answer is usually yes!
By Denise Van Outen. 2011
Denise van Outen is one of theUK's most loved TV personalities. She's beautiful and successful, and she's recently given birth… to beautiful baby Betsy! But Denise is just like any other new mum, and has experienced all the joys and the challenges that come with pregnancy.When Denise found out she was expecting Betsy, she went straight out and bought a wide range of titles, from celebrity mumoir to practical guides to eating and exercising properly. But all of these books were missing something - the element of fun!BUMPALICIOUS is much more than just a pregnancy diary - as well as Denise's own personal experiences, you'll also find helpful hints and tips, non-judgemental advice, nutritional and technical advice from food and fitness experts and, above all, a book that encourages you to relax and ENJOY the excitement of pregnancy and the first few months of being a new mum. Reading BUMPALICIOUS is like sitting down and having a good old natter with Denise, from the comfort of your couch.
By Allison Hill, Sheila Curry Oakes. 2017
AÂ fresh perspective on traditional and natural pregnancies/childbirth, addressing the biggest myths and realities, highlighting the medical data behind the… most common questions from patients who are looking to achieve a natural pregnancy, explaining the most common medical interventions and how to avoid them safely, and offering tips on how to select a health-care provider and birth setting that helps to achieve your goal of natural childbirth.
By Peter Downey. 2005
For new dads, So You’re Going to Be a Dad is the bottom line on pregnancy, childbirth, newborns, and young… children. Inspiring and down-to-earth, the guide prepares readers for the changes, challenges, and joys of parenthood, from what to say (and what not to say) when she shares the big news to navigating the delivery room and first days as a family. Now fully updated, the guide offers the latest information and thinking on: Today’s delivery methods and medical procedures Social media and the online parenting world Baby gear you really needand much more.
By Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler. 2013
La guia medica del embarazo mas completa, actualizada y confiable, completamente revisada y puesta al dia! Su embarazo semana a… semana es la guia sobre el embarazo mas completa a su disposicion. Los medicos la recomendan, las parejas que esperan un bebe confian en ella, y usted y su pareja la encontraran indispensable. Con este formato de semana a semana, usted podra seguir los cambios de su bebe y comparar los detalles de su embarazo segun el mismo calendario semanal que emplea sy medico. Autorizada y facil de usar a la vez, esa edicion recientemente corregida--la primera en ocho an~os--cubre la informacion mas reciente, desde las tendencias y recomendaciones de seguridad hasta las inquietudes medicas, asi como tambien: Description detallada del desarrollo del bebe cada semana La mas reciente informacion sobre examenes y procedimientos medicos Consejos sobre nutricion, su salus y como lo que usted hace afecta el desarrollo de su bebe Ejercicios semanales seguros para ayudarla a mantenerse en forma En esta version actualizada se incluyen muchos temas nuevos, tales como el tratamiento sin medicamentos para diversos malestares del embarazo, las vacaciones antes del nacimiento del bebe, la preparacion del cuarto del bebe, consideraciones ecologicas durante el embarazo, las pautas mas recientes sobre el aumento de peso, datos sobre los bancos de sangre de cordon umbilical y mucho mas. . . . Since its publication nearly twenty-five years ago, Your Pregnancy Week by Week has sold millions of copies and become the go-to guide for expectant parents. Now, the fully revised and expanded seventh edition is available in Spanish. In Su Embarazo Semana a Semana parents-to-be will find the latest information to prepare for their baby’s birthincluding more than fifty new or updated topicsaddressing today’s most pressing questions and concerns. Compassionate, reassuring, and medically grounded, this guide provides everything expectant parents need to ensure a healthy, happy pregnancy, including descriptions of the fetus’s development each week, up-to-date information about medical tests and procedures, healthy weight guidelines, safe weekly exercises for expectant moms, and helpful hints for the father-to-be.
By Jodi A. Mindell. 2007
Although there are many books on getting baby to sleep, Sleep Deprived No More focuses on someone else who isn't… getting any rest - the mom! Organized trimester by trimester both during and after pregnancy, this guide is straightforward, accessibly written, and easy to navigate so moms can quickly get the help - and rest - they need. Covers sleep conditions common to pregnancy and afterward: In addition to erratic feeding schedules causing moms to lose sleep, there are many sleep issues specific to pregnancy and new motherhood, including Restless Legs Syndrome, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, and more. Tips and tricks for making it through the day: Mindell also gives moms the lowdown on how to catch up on sleep and stay focused throughout the day, even if you're waking up every few hours at night. Includes sleep advice for baby, too: Included also is the author's expert advice on the best ways to get baby to sleep through the night, making this an all-in-one resource.
By Mcintosh Perry, Brandi Dion, Steven Dion, Joel Heller. 2014
Women who are serious about sports-those who compete or perform as runners, triathletes, cyclists, swimmers, as well as those who… are serious weekend warriors-often face concerns and misinformation when they want to maintain a high level of fitness throughout their pregnancy. The Pregnant Athlete offers a wealth of practical myth-busting information for these women.Written by Brandi Dion, a triathlete, personal trainer, and mom; Steve Dion, a university professor of health and exercise science; and Dr. Joel Heller, an obstetrician-gynecologist whose patients include marathoners, triathletes, and fitness instructors; this book includes details on physical changes per trimester and gauging your own limits, guidelines for specific sports and flexible workout plans for maximum health, nutrition facts and tips, reassuring medical insights, the truth about old wives' tales, and inspiring stories from other pregnant athletes.
By Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler. 2016
In print for twenty-five years, Your Pregnancy Week by Week has sold millions of copies worldwide as an established go-to… resource. The book's trademark week-by-week formula helps expectant parents easily and effortlessly compare the details of their pregnancy with the same weekly schedule their doctor uses.In this completely revised edition, parents-to-be will find the latest information on preparing for their baby's birth while addressing today's most pressing questions and concerns. Compassionate, reassuring, and medically grounded, this guide provides everything expectant parents need for a healthy, happy pregnancy, including weekly development charts, up-to-date information about medical tests and procedures, safe exercises for expectant moms, and helpful hints for the father-to-be. Now with a completely new design and updated illustrations.