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By Lauren Manaker. 2021
Take the guesswork out of healthy eating during your pregnancy Good nutrition is essential to a healthy pregnancy. But cooking…balanced, nourishing meals can feel like a challenge, especially if you're tired or nauseous. The 7-Ingredient Healthy Pregnancy Cookbook simplifies mealtime without sacrificing flavor, with nutritious, fuss-free recipes. What sets this pregnancy nutrition book apart from other pregnancy books: 75 nourishing recipes—Each dish requires only 7 ingredients or less and easily incorporates at least 1-2 pregnancy superfoods into the recipe. Optimal prenatal nutrition—Support your baby's development at every stage of pregnancy and postpartum with detailed nutritional guidance, including how to make adjustments for any food restriction or special diet. Find symptom relief—Discover weekly meal plans designed to soothe specific pregnancy symptoms, including nausea, low energy, and swelling and puffiness, plus a handy symptom index. Eat well while you're expecting with the 7-Ingredient Healthy Pregnancy Cookbook.
By Chrisie Rosenthal. 2020
The simple, effective breastfeeding guide for first-time parents When you're learning to breastfeed your first baby, the right support is…essential. The First-Time Mom's Breastfeeding Handbook is the perfect encouraging, nonjudgmental guide to take you week-by-week through the first year and beyond. This easy-to-use reference can answer your most pressing breastfeeding questions—and empower you to give your baby a healthy head start. With insight from a professional lactation consultant (and mother of three), you'll get tons of fundamental knowledge, with advice for latching, positioning, establishing a feeding routine that fits your lifestyle, breast pumping and bottle feeding, and more. Learn how to troubleshoot 21 of the most common issues step-by-step during your first year and beyond—and get info on weaning whenever the time is right. The First-Time Mom's Breastfeeding Handbook includes: One step at a time—Find straightforward guidance as you progress through weekly and monthly breastfeeding goals for baby's first year. For every mom—Get nonjudgmental support for your life and breastfeeding style, including advice and encouragement for working moms. Health and wellness—Learn how to nurture your physical and mental health, and discover resources for when you need a little extra help. Find support on your feeding journey with The First-Time Mom's Breastfeeding Handbook.
By Aubre Tompkins. 2020
A 21st-century guide to midwifery—tons of up-to-date information for expectant parents Whether you're in your third trimester or trying to…conceive, knowledge is power when it comes to making important decisions about what kind of care you'll receive during pregnancy and childbirth. Midwifery for Expectant Parents is your resource for information about modern midwifery, letting you navigate your pregnancy journey with confidence and strength. It's never too early or too late to educate yourself and know your choices. Discover how midwifery blends evidence-based medical treatment with a respectful, supportive approach that puts you and your needs first from preconception to postpartum. Midwifery for Expectant Parents includes: All about midwifery—Get an extensive introduction to midwifery, including its benefits, history, philosophy, methodology, and more. Support for every stage—Explore helpful information that walks you through every stage of the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum process and explains how a midwife will support you each step of the way. Real birth stories—Read about others' experiences with midwifery, from pregnancy to labor, birth, and postpartum. Take a deep dive into modern midwifery with all the helpful guidance and up-to-date information you'll need to feel empowered before, during, and after your pregnancy.
Essential Pregnancy Q&A: Expert Answers and Advice for Every Stage of Your Pregnancy and Postpartum Journey
By Bryn Huntpalmer, Courtney Butts, Lindsey Meehleis, Emiliano Chavira. 2020
Quick answers to your pregnancy questions—from the experts Pregnancy is a fascinating time, bringing plenty of change—and often, plenty of…questions. Now the answers are in your hands. The Essential Pregnancy Q&A provides concise, reliable answers to over 250 common queries about pregnancy, labor, and postpartum—to put your mind at ease through every trimester and beyond. Four pregnancy and postpartum experts address a wide range of subjects, including physical and emotional symptoms, food and nutrition, labor and childbirth, and taking care of yourself and baby after birth. A comprehensive table of contents lets you skip right to the answers you need—whenever you need them. The Essential Pregnancy Q&A includes: Ask the experts—You're in good hands with a team assembled by an experienced pregnancy podcaster and blogger, including midwife Lindsey Meehleis, OBGYN Dr. Emiliano Chavira, and perinatal mental health expert and doula Courtney Butts. 250+ answers—Get guidance for pressing questions like "When does nausea typically ease up?" "What are labor contractions and how will I know it's the real deal?" and "How often do newborns eat?" At-a-glance—The clear, user-friendly layout includes overviews of what to expect in each trimester, questions with answers sorted by topic, and a medication safety chart. The answers to your pregnancy questions are at your fingertips with the Essential Pregnancy Q&A.
By Laurena White. 2020
A simple guide to pregnancy—explore the birth experience that's a natural fit for you Learn how to create the healthiest…environment for your baby by eliminating potentially harmful habits and substances from your body and your surroundings wherever possible. This book is your safe, science-backed guide to deciding what your individual pregnancy and birth plan will look like—whether you want to give birth in a hospital, at home, or in a birthing center. Find practical, actionable advice for all pregnant women about practices like essential oil therapy, plant-based nutrition, relaxation techniques, and pregnancy-safe exercises—along with guidance for when it's best to stick with traditional medicine—so you can develop your own unique pregnancy and childbirth experience. The Natural Pregnancy Guide includes advice about: One size does not fit all—Explore both medicated and non-medicated birth plans, detailing the pros and cons of each, and the circumstances that may shape your decisions. Cleansing your system—Discover gentle ways to "detox" by making healthy choices about personal care products and avoiding or eliminating toxins in your living and working spaces. A multi-part approach—Learn the importance of establishing healthy habits before moving on to specific guidance for managing the challenges you may encounter during your pregnancy. This companion book will guide you through each step of your pregnancy consciously and safely—just as nature intended.
By Anne Lee, Sally Inch, David Finegan. 1960
This book will assist doctors, pharmacists, midwives and other health professionals in dealing with the issue of medicine use in…pregnant and breastfeeding women. It gives practical guidance on the principles of safe and effective prescribing, summarises the known effects of widely used drugs, and provides up-to-date information in one accessible source. With an impressive list of contributors, Therapeutics in Pregnancy and Lactation offers clear guidelines and comprehensive advice on a diverse range of topics from drug abuse to hypertension and epilepsy.
By Jeanne Watson Driscoll, Cheryl Tatano Beck, Sue Watson. 2014
Postpartum depression has become a more recognized mental illness over the past decade as a result of education and increased…awareness. Traumatic childbirth, however, is still often overlooked, resulting in a scarcity of information for health professionals. This is in spite of up to 34% of new mothers reporting experiencing a traumatic childbirth and prevalence rates rising for high risk mothers, such as those who experience stillbirth or who had very low birth weight infants. This ground-breaking book brings together an academic, a clinician and a birth trauma activist. Each chapter discusses current research, women’s stories, the common themes in the stories and the implications of these for practice, clinical case studies and a clinician’s insights and recommendations for care. Topics covered include: mothers’ perspectives, fathers’ perspectives, the impact on breastfeeding, the impact on subsequent births, PTSD after childbirth and EMDR treatment for PTSD. This book is a valuable resource for health professionals who come into contact with new mothers, providing the most current and accurate information on traumatic childbirth. It also presents mothers’ experiences in a manner that is accessible to women, their partners, and families.
American Medical Association Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen: Getting Used to Life in Your Changing Body
By American Medical Association. 2006
A girl&’s straightforward, accessible, and nonjudgmental guide to everything they need to know about adolescence and growing up. Becoming a…teen is an important milestone in every girl&’s life. It&’s especially important at this time to get answers and advice from a trusted source. The American Medical Association Girl&’s Guide to Becoming a Teen is filled with invaluable advice to get you ready for the changes you will experience during puberty. Learn about these important topics and more: · Puberty and what kinds of physical and emotional changes you can expect—from your developing body to your feelings about boys · The importance of eating the right foods and taking care of your body · Your reproductive system inside and out · Starting your period—what it means and how to handle it · Thinking about relationships and dealing with new feelings The American Medical Association Girl&’s Guide to Becoming a Teen will help you understand the health issues that are of most concern to teenage girls, and will teach you how to be safe, happy, and healthy through these years. &“Girls covers the physical and emotional changes that puberty brings, along with solid tips about grooming, diet, exercise, and other health issues, such as eating disorders. . . . Girls will find plenty of useful information.&” —Booklist
American Medical Association Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen: Getting Used to Life in Your Changing Body
By American Medical Association. 2006
A boy&’s &“straightforward, accessible, and nonjudgmental&” guide to everything they need to know about puberty and becoming a teen (Booklist).…Becoming a teen is an important milestone in every boy&’s life. It&’s especially important at this time to get answers and advice from a trusted source. The American Medical Association Boy&’s Guide to Becoming a Teen is filled with invaluable advice to get you ready for the changes you will experience during puberty. Learn about these important topics and more: · Puberty and what kinds of physical and emotional changes you can expect—from your developing body to your feelings about girls · The importance of eating the right foods and taking care of your body · Pimples, acne, and how to properly care for your skin · Your reproductive system—inside and out · Thinking about relationships and dealing with new feelings The American Medical Association Boy&’s Guide to Becoming a Teen will help you understand the health issues that are of most concern to teenage boys, and will teach you how to be safe, happy, and healthy through these years.
By Shawn Bean. 2020
Be the coolest, smartest dad with this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to 156 things a dad needs to know from…conception through baby’s first year.For dads who are excited to be involved with their new baby, but might not quite know where to start, Show Dad How is an ideal resource. From practical to playful, 156 awesome things every new father needs to know—one step at a time. In a series of nearly wordless, highly informative, often hilariously illustrated, step-by-step activities, dads-to-be learn how to do dozens of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes surprisingly fun) tasks, including:- Preparing to impregnate- Recognizing the signs of pregnancy- Childproofing a home- Delivering a baby in the subway- Handling diaper disasters- Making bath time fun- Inventing a fairy tale- Mixing formula the right way- Making baby laugh-And much, more morePresented in the bold visual style of the award-winning Show Me How series, drawing on the best of information technology and graphic-novel communication, this is an innovative reference book that can and will be enjoyed as a work of art and as a quirky, thoughtful gift. Packed with useful hands-on tutorials, Show Dad How is a real-life resource that can turn dad into an expert in any situation, from the bedroom to the kitchen to the playground.
By Sarah Hines Stephens. 2011
Find humor, help, and inspiration in this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to 166 things a mom needs to know from…pregnancy through baby’s first year.Show Mom How brings the parenting expertise of Babytalk magazine to the award-winning Show Me How series—one part how-to guide, one part graphic art showpiece, and one part pure inspiration. From sensible to sweet to downright silly, 166 things every new mother needs to know—one step at a time. In a series of nearly wordless, highly informative step-by-step activities, moms-to-be get the inside scoop on pregnancy and parenting with details on key aspects of new motherhood, including:- Sharing the news of a pregnancy- Decorating the nursery- Swaddling a newborn- Coping with teething- Celebrating a birthday- Inducing labor naturally- Trimming baby’s nails- Painting under plastic wrap-And much, much morePresented in a bold new visual style that draws on the best of information technology and graphic-novel communication, Show Mom How brings moms the knowledge they need in a stylish, fun format. Packed with useful hands-on tutorials, Show Mom How is also a parent-tested resource that will prove indispensable in any number of situations, from the bedroom to the kitchen to the playground.
By Stacy Denney. 2005
The founder and CEO of Belly Friendly shares nine months&’ worth of revitalizing treatments designed to inspire well-being throughout pregnancy.…In Spa Mama, day spa owner and new mom Stacy Denney presents facials for hormonally challenged skin, massages to ease all those new aches and pains, reflexology to fight morning sickness, healthy snacks for eating for two, and gentle prenatal yoga. There are even tips for looking good in those less-than-flattering post-delivery mother-and-child hospital snapshots. Witty and wise commentary throughout brings much-needed humor to those panic-filled Will I ever see my toes again? moments, while stylish illustrations demonstrate that a bump is the ultimate fashion accessory. A relaxed mommy makes for a healthy, happy baby. Spa Mama leads the way.
By Gabor N. Than, H. Bohn, Denes G. Szabo. 1993
Advances in Pregnancy-Related Protein Research describes the most significant advances in pregnancy-related protein research that have occurred over the last…25 years. The fetal, pregnancy, placental, and endometrial proteins discussed are classified by their origin and biological activity. The structure and function of newly discovered pregnancy protein families are examined in detail. Physiological values of various pregnancy and placental proteins are presented, and the pathophysiological significance of diagnostic and therapeutic data is addressed. Advances in Pregnancy-Related Protein Research will be a useful reference for obstetricians, oncologists, immunologists, reproduction specialists, oncodevelopmental biologists, gynecologists, and other researchers interested in the subject.
By Heather Huhman. 2023
This indispensable, comprehensive, and accessible reference book to infertility provides people with the tools they need to be their own…best advocates as they navigate fertility treatments and highs and lows of their infertility journey. Author Heather Huhman guides readers through every stage of the process—from knowing when to seek medical advice to parenting after infertility, and everything in between. There's the medical nitty gritty: getting a diagnosis (or not); selecting a fertility clinic that's right for you; understanding IUI and IVF and genetic testing; a comprehensive list of medications and their side effects, and much more. There are emotional high and lows: staying hopeful while managing grief and depression, maintaining and strengthening your relationship, and navigating religious and ethical concerns. And then there is the practical and often complicated questions around affording treatments, dealing with your workplace (including the military), and everything you need to know about insurance and fertility treatments. Stronger Than Infertility breaks down complicated clinical information and expert medical advice from top specialists in the field. The book includes first-person stories and hard-won advice from women who have been down this long and often painful road (Huhman included) and offers a clear-eyed look at the emotional and psychological landmines that come with the journey. The result is a book that inspires as much as it educates and is a much-needed source of support and inspiration for readers hungry for understanding and hope
By Afshan B. Hameed and Diana S. Wolfe. 2020
Cardiac disease is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Catastrophic outcomes typically encountered are due to…gaps in knowledge and communication between health care providers. There is a great need for a standardized approach for care of this very high-risk group of pregnant women. The book encompasses detailed obstetrics and cardiology perspectives that are crucial in the management of the commonly encountered cardiac conditions in pregnancy. This text aims to provide guidance to the whole team caring for a pregnant cardiac patient consisting of obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine, hospitalists, cardiologists, obstetric anaesthesiologists, emergency physicians, primary care providers and nurses. Features: Cardio-Obstetric team organization Preconception counselling and family planning considerations Cardiovascular disease screening and risk stratification of a pregnant cardiac patient Management of a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diagnoses through use of checklists and algorithms in a simple format Essential key points for each cardiac diagnosis
By Robert W. Sears, James M. Sears. 2017
Fatherhood doesn't come with instructions, but 25 Things Every New Dad Should Know is here to give some peace of…mind. Learn what to expect on the lead up to the final big day when fatherhood starts! A baby brings great joy to a new father, but also, perhaps, some uncertainty. Don't let these preliminary nerves get to you and dampen what will no doubt be one of the most joyful day of your life. 25 Things Every New Dad Should Know provide information and encouragement to stave back the worry. A little fear is nothing to be ashamed of. For many men, fatherhood may seem like a new job for which they have had no training or experience. In these pages, pediatricians, and fathers themselves, Robert and James Sears offer reassuring, timeless adviceto help new dads prepare for and embrace their important role. In an encouraging and light-hearted tone they highlight 25 important facets of becoming a dad and emphasize the rewards and pure joy that come with parenthood. This inspiring read is the perfect gift for any new or expectant father!
By Dr A. Christine Harris. 2016
A new and updated edition of the bestselling pregnancy guide of all time--and #1 girlfriend recommendation--is packed with daily entries…on baby's development and the most up-to-date health and nutrition advice for both mom and baby. With a slightly refreshed cover, this one-of-a-kind guide is the ultimate resource for today's expecting mother.
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.
The 100 Healthiest Foods to Eat During Pregnancy: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about Foods You Should Be Eating During Pregnancy but Probably Aren't
By Jonny Bowden, Allison Tannis. 2009
Eat the best foods for your baby’s development! Nutrition is never more critical than during pregnancy. What you choose to…put on your plate affects you and your baby’s health not just in utero but for years to come. However, many nutritional guidelines for pregnancy are complex, confusing, and offer an uninspiring list of things to eat for the next nine months.Backed up by the latest nutritional research, this guide debunks pregnancy food myths and uncovers a number of surprising food choices that are superfoods for expectant mothers. ·Anchovies are a high-protein, naturally salty snack—a great food for avoiding feelings of nausea; and they contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which foster baby’s brain development during the first trimester. ·Leeks are the vegetable equivalent of a super multivitamin-mineral tablet containing high amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron, plus fiber, B vitamins, and other minerals. Their mild, slightly sweet flavor makes them appealing if you’re suffering from morning sickness. ·Cherries contain melatonin, an antioxidant hormone that promotes healthy sleep for you and stimulates cell growth in your growing baby. ·Celery is a healthy snack rich in silica, a mineral which tones and firms your skin—the perfect nutritional support for your stretching and expanding breasts and belly.This one-of-a-kind nutrition reference guide is also packed with helpful quick-reference charts and sidebars, highlighting healthy (but no less delicious!) substitutes for commonly craved foods like ice cream and potato chips. You’ll also discover the most up-to-date research regarding pregnancy dilemmas, such as how to get more omega-3s from fish in your diet while avoiding mercury. It’s pregnancy nutrition made easy!
YouÆre going to be a father, and you're nervous about the birth. You know what your partner is supposed to…do, but how can you, the rookie coach, really shine? Are you afraid you'll fumble-forget the breathing patterns, fall asleep, maybe even faint when the baby crowns?