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By Laia Casadevall. 2020
El libro que reivindica una maternidad informada y el derecho a decidir de la mujer embarazada. Cada vez son más…las mujeres que buscan un cambio en la atención que reciben durante el embarazo y el parto. Este libro es un manual de información y divulgación en torno al embarazo, el parto y el puerperio en nuestro contexto actual. Una herramienta en la que encontrarás información veraz, objetiva y científica sobre todo este proceso vital, y que te ayudará a tomar el control y el protagonismo de tu embarazo con tus propias decisiones. «Aunque la mayoría de las mujeres deberían poder alcanzar el final de la gestación con la consideración de embarazo normal, la realidad es que pocas de ellas llegan a término sin haber pasado por demasiadas pruebas o intervenciones […]. Un proceso que suele experimentarse como una carrera de obstáculos y que a menudo las mujeres viven con ansiedad e incertidumbre, cuando debería ser vividodesde la información y la confianza.» Reseña:«El primer derecho que tenemos como seres humanos es el derecho a un nacimiento respetado. Este libro puede cambiar tu vida.»Tania García, autora de Educar sin perder los nervios y Hermanos
By Lourdes Alcañiz. 2003
Esperando a mi bebé es la única guía que aborda las cuestiones específicas de las mujeres latinas embarazadas.El embarazo en…nuestra cultura latina es un gran acontecimiento familiar, y por generaciones, madres y abuelas han impartido sus consejos a sus hijas. Hoy en día, a medida que las hijas trabajan y se mudan lejos de sus familias, este enlace de apoyo familiar está desapareciendo. Durante su embarazo, Lourdes Alcañiz reconoció la necesidad de un libro que se enfocara claramente en las dificultades que confrontan las futuras madres latinas. De ahí la inspiración de Esperando a mi bebé, que toma una perspectiva personal y amigable sin dejar de ser una fuente de información médica sólida y precisa. En él encontrará temas concretos, tanto fisiológicos como culturales, que afectan a las mujeres latinas durante el embarazo, tales como: Cómo llenar el vacío cultural entre pacientes hispanos y doctores que no los son, tanto como las maneras de sentirse cómoda en la consulta médica. Información actualizada sobre la diabetes del embarazo, hipertensión, enfermedad de la vesícula, depresión y otras condiciones que afectan más a las mujeres latinas. Dietas ideales para mujeres embarazadas que no privan el sabor de los platos latinos. Ejercicio apropiado durante el embarazo y cómo incorporarlos a la rutina diaria. Qué hierbas son seguras y cuáles no. Cómo reconciliar las creencias populares del embarazo con los procedimientos médicos modernos. La gama de emociones durante y después del embarazo, y cómo reconocer la diferencia entre un simple malestar de humores y una depresión de posparto. Recursos para mujeres latinas embarazadas sin seguro médico.Salpicado de anécdotas de madres latinas acerca de sus experiencias físicas y emocionales durante todo el proceso del embarazo, Esperando a mi bebé es una verdadera guía de confianza.
By Molly Caro May. 2018
"In this honest memoir, May recounts how she came to feel connected with her body again. It's a moving work…for new moms about a subject that is often overlooked in conversations about postpartum depression." —Real Simple Molly Caro May grapples with questions of grief and rage as she undergoes several unexpected health issues after the birth of her first child. Body Full of Stars both reveals deeper truths about how disconnected many modern women are from their bodies and celebrates the greatest story of all time: mothers and daughters, partners and co–parents, and the feminine power surging beneath it all.
By Bettina Gordon-Wayne. 2018
Did you ever Google &“pregnancy after 35&” or &“getting pregnant at 40&” for helpful advice and inspiration on your way…to motherhood? Did your excitement and hope turn into disbelief and shock when your search turned up millions of gut wrenching stories on the risks and dangers of later pregnancies and the staggering rise of age related infertility in women?The Joy of Later Motherhood is the much-needed antidote to all the negative hype surrounding motherhood at advanced maternal age (which is 35+). Written by seasoned journalist Bettina Gordon-Wayne—herself a first-time mom at 44 and the third generation of women in her family who did not get the memo that conceiving a baby after 40 is dangerous, if not outright impossible—The Joy of Later Motherhood is:Positive, honest, deeply human, and an inspiring guide to mature motherhood that will undoubtedly boost your fertility and your chances of getting pregnant;Full of real-life stories and helpful insights of more than 40 women over 40 (and top natural fertility experts) who all had natural pregnancies and healthy babies.With love and candor these women tell of heartbreak—like infertility diagnosis and miscarriage—and triumph—from healing diseases to finding their faith. They share their stories in order to empower other women to approach the topic of later motherhood from a position of strength and courage and to show them what&’s possible and, in fact, natural.If you are looking for a medical book focused on only the physical aspect of pregnancy, this may not be the right one for you. The Joy of Later Motherhood is written by experts of a different kind. It&’s written from the perspective of the women who actually achieved what millions of women are striving for: naturally conceiving a healthy baby after 35 and, especially, after 40.You&’ll learn how to prepare for pregnancy, even if you choose in vitro fertilization or were diagnosed with unexplained infertility or were trying to get pregnant for years. You&’ll get advice on how to get pregnant naturally and what natural family planning methods worked for other women. But maybe most importantly, you&’ll learn that trying to get pregnant is not just a physical matter, but also a matter of the mind and maybe even your spiritual beliefs as these women attest to.The Joy of Later Motherhood is for you if the following rings true:You hear your biological clock ticking, but you don&’t want to be in a panic about it like everyone else.You are afraid that your body may fail you. Or that your contradictory thoughts—&“I would love to have a baby, but I don&’t think I can give up my freedom!&”—may influence your fertility.You feel alone and isolated because you&’ve already experienced more than your fair share of heartache. You need different perspectives to help you go on.You wonder if it is fair to a child to have older parents and whether he&’ll have to shoulder the burden of an ailing mother or father long before his peers.Maybe you are worried or are upset. Maybe you doubt that motherhood will ever happen for you. We get it. We&’ve been there. With our stories, we want to lovingly see you through this journey as much as we can.We&’ve got you.
By Ilia Blandina. 2018
Don’t Talk Yourself Out of a VBAC! Do you have a deep desire to give vaginal birth after having had…a c-section (VBAC)? If you know deep in your heart that our ancestors did quite well with natural birth and want to follow in their footsteps. . . . If you know this path is a sacred one and you want to make it happen, but you don’t know where to begin. . . . If you long for a vaginal birth. . . . It starts with this book! Give Birth A Chance is like Birthing from Within meets The Matrix. It is a powerful guide to get yourself ready for an empowered birth experience whether you have had a c-section before or not. Read this book!
Identity crisis, isolation, and extreme stress are often characteristics of new mothers. It doesn’t have to be this way. Cherie…Pasion proactively tackles these issues in It’s Your Birth…Right and gives professional women a roadmap to emotionally prepare for a calm transition from their high-achieving role to being at home with a newborn.
By Patricia Ladis. 2014
A fresh, new pregnancy guide—the first complete functional medicine book—offering women and their partners a comprehensive approach to maintain and…enhance health and wellness before, during, and after pregnancy.The Wise Woman&’s Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth combines the expertise of top-tier physical therapist Patricia Ladis—who works with superstar athletes, professional dancers, and celebrities—with Dr. Anita Sadaty, a highly regarded holistic ob-gyn with a celebrity clientele. Together, they have devised a six-step protocol beginning the six months before conception continuing forty days post-birth and beyond, incorporating holistic principles that encourage optimal wellness for mother, partner, and baby. Whether they are in their 20&’s, 30&’s or 40&’s, this book empowers readers to be in tune with their bodies during all stages of pregnancy, and is the first book by a functional medicine dream-team aligning medical and structural body issues to avoid such potential pregnancy outcomes as osteoporosis, sciatica, pelvic prolapse, structural weakness, and postpartum depression. Each of the six stages organizes Ladis and Sadaty&’s holistic principles into five easy-to-follow aspects: Body, Movement, Breathing, Nourishment, and Wisdom. They include practical applications such as foods to help reduce internal inflammation, specific exercises—with instructive photos—in each stage, breathing techniques to lower stress, and &“pearls of wisdom&” backed by science exploring a multicultural history of this special time in a woman&’s life. For the first time, a pregnancy guide considers the importance of choices you make six months prior to conception, and the effect on genes. When both members of a couple are calm, fit, and well-nourished, the latest science suggests that together they are less likely to pass on negative genes to a child.
By Julie A. Pierce. 2018
I Still Want to be a Mom helps women stop thinking about how badly they want a baby and just…get pregnant. Sometimes getting to parenthood isn't as easy breezy as couples are led to believe and women can&’t help but wonder what&’s up with their fertility. After all the years spent telling their body not to get pregnant, now they want a baby. Sometimes doctors don't have satisfying answers or solutions, and dealing with all the decisions can be overwhelming and confusing, and there's so much noise about infertility. I Still Want to be a Mom is for women who are feeling sad, frustrated, broken, and exhausted, and don&’t want to feel that way anymore. Fertility and healthy lifestyle coach Julie Pierce shares what she's learned through years of working with women struggling their way to motherhood—and she was one of them. With her help, women can stop their struggle and return to that beautiful place of confidence and joy they started this journey with and just get pregnant.
Replenish and rejuvenate your postpartum body with these 75 easy, healing, and protein-rich recipes designed with new moms in mind.After giving…birth, most mothers are well-versed in feeding patterns and schedules for their little ones, yet little attention is given to their own nutrition. The Postnatal Cookbook offers 75 simple, easy-to-prepare recipes for truly nourishing the postnatal body—what is ultimately best for both mother and baby! Written by a registered dietitian and lactation consultant, these delicious recipes are specially formulated with the nutritional needs of a new mom&’s fourth trimester. Inside you&’ll find: - Quick and easy protein-packed meals like Spinach Egg Bites, Mediterranean Salmon Wraps, and One-Pan Lemon Chicken - Satisfying, nutrient-rich snacks such as No-Bake Bliss Balls and Flax Seed Granola - The nutritional information every postpartum mom needs to eat healthily - And much more! Based on the latest research in nutrition science, this cookbook prioritizes the foundation of whole food, healthy eating for recovering mothers. Nutrients of vital importance to postpartum such as iron, protein, vitamin D, and omega three-rich foods are highlighted in each recipe.
By Emma Hansen. 2020
A moving, candid account of one woman's experience with stillbirth. Emma Hansen is 39 weeks and six days pregnant when…she feels her baby go quiet inside of her. At the hospital, her worst fears are confirmed: doctors explain that her baby has died, and she will need to deliver him, still. Hansen gives birth to her son, Reid, amidst an avalanche of grief. Nine days later, she publishes a candid essay on her website sharing photos from the delivery room. Much to her surprise, her essay goes viral, sparking positive reactions around the world. Still shares what comes next: a struggle with grief and confusion alongside a desire to better understand stillbirth, which is experienced by more than two million women annually, but rarely talked about in public. At once honest, brave, and uplifting, Still is about one woman's search for her own definition of motherhood, even as she faces one of life's greatest challenges: learning to live after loss
By Amanda Shapin Michelson. 2020
Make your pregnancy feel easier than ever with these 350 simple hacks to keep you comfortable and happy for nine…months straight!Congratulations—you&’re pregnant! There&’s no doubt you&’re thrilled to meet your little bundle of joy…but you also might be feeling some stress and discomfort as you navigate your rapidly changing body. But why not make things a little easier for yourself with these simple hacks to get you through every step of the next nine months! With Pregnancy Hacks, you&’ll find tricks to simplify your daily routine so that everything seems just a bit more manageable. Feeling nauseous throughout the day? Stock up on ginger candles or make electrolyte popsicles for a quick, delicious fix. Dealing with tired, swollen feet? Try soaking them in tonic water to reduce the swelling. Or maybe you&’re struggling to reach things on the floor. Kitchen tongs can help! These are just a few of the tips and tricks that will make your pregnancy experience so much better! Pregnancy Hacks is here to help your expanding family (and belly) stay happy and healthy.
By Émilie Choquet. 2020
Frondeuse et brillante, une jeune femme se prépare à ajouter un élément à la liste de ses réalisations : avoir…un enfant. Tout au long de la grossesse, la maternité a fait lobjet d'une préparation minutieuse. Les projets ne manquent pas pour remplir de moments magiques le temps avec le bébé. Mais dès l'accouchement, où le scénario prévu ne se réalise pas, le savoir accumulé pendant des mois se retourne contre la mère. Le corps et lesprit, apprend-elle, n'agissent pas toujours de concert. De retour à la maison, la nouvelle mère fait face à la fatigue qui s'accumule et à des journées où s'enchaînent séances d'allaitement, bercements, changements de couche. Malgré ses efforts pour éviter que la situation ne lui échappe, des failles apparaissent partout. Dans l'espace qui se creuse entre sa perception du monde et le réel, sa raison s'égare peu à peu. L'hospitalisation devient nécessaire. On ne sait ni quand ni comment elle parviendra à sortir de la boucle temporelle dont elle est prisonnière. Ce sera à elle de trouver à tâtons la voie hors du labyrinthe
By Viva. 1975
A former superstar of Andy Warhol's Factory offers an intimate tale of sex, drugs, art, and motherhood, based on video…recordings The Baby is not your average parenthood novel. Viva, a. k. a. Viva Superstar--actor, writer, painter, denizen of Andy Warhol's world-famous Factory, and early pioneer in video arts--weaves a tale of childbirth and motherhood with often-shocking candor, exploring a new mother's mixed emotions and her internal and external conflicts. Based on filmed records created by Viva's husband, Michael Auder, of their daughter's difficult birth and early development, and interspersed with stills from their life, Viva's addictive video novel tells the story of a fictional couple, Augustine and Frederick Marat, whose unorthodox parenting takes them from New York to Paris to Casablanca to California. In her own unique style, Viva explores breast-feeding and breast pumps, infidelity and incest while offering startlingly intimate details of a family's singular lifestyle. An unabashedly autobiographical literary invention, alternately outrageous and honest, revelatory and touching, The Baby is truly one of a kind.
By Adrienne E. Strong. 2020
A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org.Documenting Death is a gripping ethnographic account of…the deaths of pregnant women in a hospital in a low-resource setting in Tanzania. Through an exploration of everyday ethics and care practices on a local maternity ward, anthropologist Adrienne E. Strong untangles the reasons Tanzania has achieved so little sustainable success in reducing maternal mortality rates, despite global development support. Growing administrative pressures to document good care serve to preclude good care in practice while placing frontline healthcare workers in moral and ethical peril. Maternal health emergencies expose the precarity of hospital social relations and accountability systems, which, together, continue to lead to the deaths of pregnant women.
Pre-partum Depression Rule #1: Never Wear an Empire-Waisted Dress to a Baby Shower If you've been asked the question "When…are you going to have a baby?" so many times that you feel as though your uterus is starring in a new reality TV show, this hilarious, insightful book is for you. Carrie Friedman shares her daily struggles with what she calls her "pre-partum depression"—from baby lust to panic, and everything in between. Fending off the "dreaded question" from everyone, including her yoga teacher, and navigating the minefield of toddler birthday parties, as well as creating her own faux baby registry under an assumed name, Carrie Friedman captures the process of deciding to have a baby with humor and smarts. If you're looking for refuge from prying questions, pet substitution, and the call of your biological clock, this book is a hilarious diversion. "--Adrianne Frost, I Hate Other People's Kids "An absolute delight!"--Jamie Cat Callan, French Women Don't Sleep Alone
By Emma Hansen. 2020
“Still is one of those rare books that catches you up and does not let you go. With grace, courage,…and honesty, Emma Hansen adds an important voice to this tragic and too-often silenced subject. I loved this book.” —Beth Powning, author of Shadow Child: An Apprenticeship in Love and Loss A moving, candid account of one woman’s experience with stillbirth.Emma Hansen is 39 weeks and 6 days pregnant when she feels her baby go quiet inside of her. At the hospital, her worst fears are confirmed: doctors explain that her baby has died, and she will need to deliver him, still.Hansen gives birth to her son, Reid, amidst an avalanche of grief. Nine days later, she publishes a candid essay on her website sharing photos from the delivery room. Much to her surprise, her essay goes viral, sparking positive reactions around the world. Still shares what comes next: a struggle with grief and confusion alongside a desire to better understand stillbirth, which is experienced by more than two million women annually, but rarely talked about in public.At once honest, brave, and uplifting, Still is about one woman’s search for her own definition of motherhood, even as she faces one of life’s greatest challenges: learning to live after loss.
By Diana Licalzi, Kerry Criss. 2019
For women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or breastfeeding, Drinking for Two provides 45+ delicious, plant-based mocktail recipes carefully…crafted to deliver essential nutrients and antioxidants, and target common pregnancy symptoms, all leading to a healthy pregnancy. • With recipes for flat, bubbly, apres-dinner, and warm comfort drinks, registered dietitians Diana Licalzi and Kerry Criss carefully developed and tested each mocktail to include whole foods and all-natural sweeteners. Quick-to-prepare recipes (including many that are gluten free!) feature plant-based and everyday ingredients that are healthy for mom and baby, accompanied by notes to highlight the benefits of various ingredients with respect to common pregnancy symptoms like nausea and swelling. The book also features other valuable nutrition information to help women modify their diets and stay healthy throughout their pregnancy. • Whether for fun at a party or to put up your feet and relax at home, Drinking for Two has the perfect mocktail recipe. A perfect gift for moms-to-be!Recipes include • No Way Rose • Mocktail Mule • Ging-osa • Virgin Mary • Sour Mock-a-rita • ...and many more
This is an inclusive, nonjudgmental, and empowering guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum life that puts mothers first, offering straightforward…guidance on all the options and issues that matter most to them and their partners when preparing for a baby
By Melody Schreiber. 2020
Every year, 400,000 families in the United States welcome premature babies ...Ten percent of babies born in the U.S. are…preemies. But that one word, "preemie," encompasses a range of medical and cultural experiences. There are textbooks, medical-ish guidebooks, and the occasional memoir to turn to ... but no book that collects personal experiences from the many people who have parented, cared for, or been preemies themselves. Until now. In What We Didn't Expect, journalist Melody Schreiber brings together a chorus of acclaimed writers and thinkers to share their diverse stories of having or being premature babies. The stories here cover everything from life-changing tests of faith to navigating the red tape of healthcare bureuacracy; from overcoming unimaginable grief to surviving and thriving against all odds. The result is a moving, heartfelt book, and a crucial and informative resource for anyone who has, or is about to have, the experience of dealing with a premature birth.
Surrogacy is India's new form of outsourcing, as couples from all over the world hire Indian women to bear their…children for a fraction of the cost of surrogacy elsewhere with little to no government oversight or regulation. In the first detailed ethnography of India's surrogacy industry, Amrita Pande visits clinics and hostels and speaks with surrogates and their families, clients, doctors, brokers, and hostel matrons in order to shed light on this burgeoning business and the experiences of the laborers within it. From recruitment to training to delivery, Pande's research focuses on how reproduction meets production in surrogacy and how this reflects characteristics of India's larger labor system. Pande's interviews prove surrogates are more than victims of disciplinary power, and she examines the strategies they deploy to retain control over their bodies and reproductive futures. While some women are coerced into the business by their families, others negotiate with clients and their clinics to gain access to technologies and networks otherwise closed to them. As surrogates, the women Pande meets get to know and make the most of advanced medical discoveries. They traverse borders and straddle relationships that test the boundaries of race, class, religion, and nationality. Those who focus on the inherent inequalities of India's surrogacy industry believe the practice should be either banned or strictly regulated. Pande instead advocates for a better understanding of this complex labor market, envisioning an international model of fair-trade surrogacy founded on openness and transparency in all business, medical, and emotional exchanges.