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Want to look stylish during pregnancy without spending a fortune? Feel uncertain about how many cups of coffee you can…drink? Have you had a peculiar craving and want to know if it's normal? Need some pointers on what to pack for the hospital? The Pregnancy Pocket Bible is brimming with answers and tips on everything that matters during your special nine months, including:* What happens at your first scan?* Which foods are best for your bump?* When's safe to fly during pregnancy?* How do you prepare for the birth?* Which baby names are popular and which to avoid? This indispensible little guide will tell you what you need to know when you need to know it.This beautiful hardback edition has both dust-cover and gold embossing on the spine making it the perfect gift.Every Pocket Bible is lovingly crafted to give you a unique mix of useful references, handy tips and fascinating trivia that will enlighten and entertain you at every page. There is a Pocket Bible for everyone...Other titles in the series: The Wedding Pocket Bible, The Mum's Pocket Bible, The Dad's Pocket Bible, The Cat Lover's Pocket Bible and The London Pocket Bible.
By Sheena Byrom. 2011
A midwife's heartwarming and inspirational true storyCatching Babies is a moving account of an extraordinary career. It reveals the unique…experiences that filled midwife Sheena Byrom's days as she looked after mums and dads and helped to bring their precious babies into the world. From her very first day as a nervous student nurse in Blackburn to the dedicated completion of her midwifery qualifications in Burnley, Sheena has never once looked back, enjoying a thirty-five-year career with the NHS. At the forefront of evolving medical practices, she was the first midwife to oversee a home water birth in her area, but also found herself at the centre of a traumatic delivery that tested her to her limits. Yet, whatever has come Sheena's way, ultimately, there are the strong mothers who taught her so much and the little miracles who have made every single moment as a midwife truly magical.
By Denise Tiran. 2010
Have a Happy Pregnancy is a comprehensive guide not only to what to expect and when to expect it, but…also to developing a confident, assertive and empowered approach to your pregnancy and your life as a new parent. Divided into sections covering early days pre- and post-conception, the pregnancy and the birth, it will explain all the facts and outline all the choices available to mothers, fathers and birth partners at every stage. It will also offer practical advice and reassurance on the changes which will inevitably be taking place - not only physically, but also emotionally and socially. It offers support for both mother and father, and uniquely gives you all the information you need to know after the birth, including strategies for feeding and how to cope with the return to work. With plenty of supporting resources and a supportive tone throughout, it will help you to feel positive and confident about your pregnancy.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to achieve a happy pregnancy.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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 Sheila Kitzinger. 2011
Birth statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that more women than ever before become mothers later in life.…The trend is also backed up by figures from other countries around the world. In developed countries there is an upsurge in the age of mothers giving birth for the first time, and in the UK alone there are now more first-time mothers giving birth in the 30-34 age group than in the 25-29 age group. There is also a 50% increase from 10 years ago in the number of women aged 40 - 44 who are having a baby. Women over 35 (or even younger) expecting a first baby are automatically assigned to a "high risk" category, at risk for problems such as hypertension, pre-eclampsia, diabetes, difficult labour, and caesarean section. Research, however, suggests that the mother's overall health is more important than age per se. This updated version of Birth Over 35 (Sheldon Press 1994, Birth Over 30, Sheldon Press 1982) provides the specialist information needed by 'older' mothers.
By Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. 2017
Yoga is an awareness of the link between breath, mind and body. The connection benefits the physical, emotional, mental and…spiritual wellbeing at all stages of life, but very noticeably during pregnancy.Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth offers you and your birth partner an effective, uniquely holistic technique which will help you maximise your health and wellbeing throughout pregnancy and beyond. It shows how to use yoga to give you a deeper insight into the process of pregnancy and create a yoga and breathing program which works uniquely for you and your baby.Learn a full range of adapted yoga postures intended to provide comfort, build stability and support the changes in your body. Breathing exercises will promote calm, boost vitality and help control labour pains, while yogic pelvic floor practices promote healthy tone and flexibility. And downloadable audio helps you set the pace of your breathing.Your pregnancy is a remarkable journey; learn how to use yoga to increase your comfort and control, and develop the skills to approach your labour with confidence.ABOUT THE SERIESPeople have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical, how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for whatever you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.
By Pauline Lim. 2010
Pauline Lim has helped hundreds of women overcome problems with breastfeeding and in this book she gives you all the…information and support you need. Focusing on the early days, she will show you how to overcome the initial problems, answer questions about soreness, colic and weight-gain, and give you the type of reassurance you can only get from a midwife with decades of experience.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of breastfeeding.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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.
Today, paediatric care is the concern of many different specialists, including neonatal physicians, paediatricians, nutritionists, breastfeeding technicians, child behaviourists and…psychotherapists. Your Babycare Bible makes all their expertise and more available in a single volume. Among other special features, it provides a month-by-month guide to how a baby develops, special fold-out basic babycare and first-aid procedure pages, in-depth and up-to-date information on recognising and treating common childhood complaints and coping with emergencies, advice on the activities, toys and attitudes that will develop your baby's abilities and the latest recommendations for feeding, immunising, travelling with and safeguarding your child.Given that new parents' available time is limited, this book is designed to enable them to readily find out what they need to know and to present the advice in a form that can be quickly, accurately and effectively followed.
By Ali Monaghan. 2013
Having a baby can be a daunting prospect, with a bewildering amount of advice and guidance to absorb. Happy, Healthy…Pregnancy: 50 Things You Really Need to Know condenses it all into 50 essential pieces of information, giving you insider tips from real-life experience along the way. From breaking the happy news to creating a birth plan, getting the best from your care providers to baby-proofing your home, and how to cope with everything in between (including your own mother) - this book will tell you everything you need to know about your pregnancy in easy-to-manage, bite-sized chunks.
FREAKONOMICS meets WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING in this groundbreaking guidebook. Award-winning Emily Oster debunks myths about pregnancy to…empower women while they're expecting.Pregnancy is full of rules. Pregnant women are often treated as if they were children, given long lists of items to avoid-alcohol, caffeine, sushi- without any real explanation from their doctors about why. They hear frightening and contradictory myths about everything from weight gain to sleeping on your back to bed rest from friends and pregnancy books. In EXPECTING BETTER, Oster shows that the information given to pregnant women is sometimes wrong and almost always oversimplified.When Oster was expecting her first child, she felt powerless to make the right decisions for her pregnancy so Oster drew on her own experience and went in search of the real facts about pregnancy using an economist's tools. Economics is the science of determining value and making informed decisions. To make a good decision, you need to understand the information available to you and to know what it means to you as an individual.EXPECTING BETTER overturns standard recommendations for alcohol, caffeine, sushi, bed rest, and induction while putting in context the blanket guidelines for fetal testing, weight gain, risks of pregnancy over the age of thirty-five, and nausea, among others.Oster offers the real-world advice one would never get at the doctor's office. Knowing that the health of your baby is paramount, readers can know more and worry less. Having the numbers is a tremendous relief-and so is the occasional glass of wine.This groundbreaking guidebook is as fascinating as it is practical.
The Gentle Sleep Book: Gentle, No-Tears, Sleep Solutions for Parents of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds (Gentle #5)
By Sarah Ockwell-Smith. 2015
The Gentle Sleep Book offers gentle, reassuring and effective solutions to addressing the common sleep problems of newborns to five-year-olds.'This…book should be called The Sleep Bible and needs to be in every parent's bedside drawer' Marneta Viegas, founder of Relax KidsAre you exhausted by your baby's night-time waking or frustrated by your toddler's reluctance to go to bed?Would you prefer a gentler approach than sleep-training techniques such as controlled crying or pick up/put down?The first five years of parenting are filled with worries and preoccupations, but, for the vast majority, none of them is as pressing as the lack of sleep.In this revised and updated edition of her bestselling book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith offers a gentle, effective prescription for addressing the common sleep challenges encountered by parents of newborns to five-year-olds. Treading a carefully balanced line between the needs of sleep-deprived parents and those of the child, Sarah offers reliable, evidence-based advice including:*How long we can expect our children to sleep at each stage of development.*Why much of the popular advice on sleep is inaccurate and counterproductive.*How to approach common issues including frequent waking, night terrors and bedtime refusal.Sarah's practical suggestions for each developmental stage include how to create a consistent bedtime routine and optimal conditions for sleep, the effect of diet, and how to use comfort objects effectively. This revised and updated edition includes new chapters providing specific advice on daytime naps (when and how to drop them) and how to take care of your own needs and emotions during the early years of disrupted sleep, because your feelings and health matter too.
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 Hilary Pereira, Netmums. 2009
Congratulations - you're pregnant. Once the initial excitement settles, chances are you'll have a thousand and one niggling questions you'll…want answered and, given your unpredictable hormones, answered right now - from what's going to happen to your body over the 280 days of pregnancy to the key details of your child's development in the womb and all the stuff the doctors, and your friends, simply don't tell you. Help is at hand. YOUR PREGNANCY provides sound medical information, sourced from the experts, alongside the indispensable opinions of the Netmums members themselves, whose mum-to-mum insights, tips and advice will make you feel as though you have your very own antenatal group in the comfort of your own home. This is the only book you need to guide you through pregnancy, birth and into new motherhood.
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 Anita Ganeri. 2020
A simple and reassuring introduction to body changes for boys aged 7 and up.This easy-to-understand, straightforward book gives clear advice…for young readers who want to understand more about the changes in their body that happen during puberty. The clear, friendly approach explains everything about puberty, from getting hairy, growing taller and what wet dreams are. There is sensible advice about heathy eating, exercise and keeping clean as well as how to tackle any emotional ups and downs and tips for boosting self-esteem.Questions and answers throughout will help dispel any myths and give gentle advice.
By Anita Ganeri. 2019
A simple and reassuring introduction to periods and body changes for young girls aged 7 and up.This easy-to-understand, straightforward book…gives clear advice for young readers who want to understand more about the changes in their body that happen during puberty. The clear, friendly approach explains what puberty is, what changes might happen from getting hairy to growing breasts, as well as explaining all about periods. The book answers the many questions girls might have about periods, such as: how long do periods last; what are period pains; how do I use sanitary products?The book focuses purely on the changes happening to a girl's body during puberty with no mention of sex, which some younger children aren't ready to learn about.There is sensible advice about heathy eating, exercise and keeping clean, as well as how to tackle any emotional ups and downs and tips for boosting self-esteem.Questions and answers throughout will help dispel any myths and give gentle advice.Suitable for all ages, and in particular for any young girls experiencing early puberty.
By Anna Mathur. 2020
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'With conversations on Maternal Mental Health on the rise, and more women speaking up about the way…they feel, Anna Mathur's insight as a psychotherapist AND mother make her someone you feel you can trust. She offers little nuggets of gold while reminding us to point some of our kindness and love inwards.' Giovanna Fletcher, bestselling author of Happy Mum, Happy Baby 'Anna is breath of fresh air - relatable, funny and wise' Sarah Turner, bestselling author of The Unmumsy MumBaby-proof the house; panic-proof the mum.Do you overthink what you said to the mum in the supermarket queue? Is your internal dialogue more critical than kind? Perhaps you wake to check your baby is breathing, or the sight of a rash sends you down an internet search rabbit hole. Whatever your level of anxiety, however much it impacts your life, this book is for you.Anxiety is making motherhood a less pleasant, more fraught and pressured experience, and we do not have to accept joy-sapping worry and energy-draining overthinking as part of the motherhood job description. In Mind Over Mother, Anna Mathur, psychotherapist and mum of three, explains how to:* Understand anxiety, why it affects you and what to do about it* Make your mind a kinder, calmer, happier place to be* Transform your motherhood experience by addressing your thinkingThe most powerful tool Anna has to communicate this isn't the letters after her name, it is the fact that she is open about her own experience of maternal anxiety. By sharing her journey, she gives you the confidence to reframe yours. Mind Over Mother is full of light bulb moments of realisation. It will have you learning, laughing and loving yourself through the journey of motherhood. You will learn to address the most important conversation you'll ever have - the one inside your head, because investing in your mental health is the best gift you can offer yourself and your child.
By Clare Chambers. 2020
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021'A WORD-OF-MOUTH HIT' Evening Standard 'A very fine book... It's witty and sharp…and reads like something by Barbara Pym or Anita Brookner, without ever feeling like a pastiche'David Nicholls'Perfect'India Knight 'Beautiful' Jessie Burton'Wonderful'Richard Osman 'Miraculous'Tracy Chevalier 'A wonderful novel. I loved it'Nina Stibbe 'Effortless to read, but every sentence lingers in the mind' Lissa Evans 'This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. I honestly don't want you to be without it'Lucy Mangan'Gorgeous... If you're looking for something escapist and bittersweet, I could not recommend more' Pandora Sykes'Remarkable... Small Pleasures is no small pleasure'The Times'An irresistible novel - wry, perceptive and quietly devastating'Mail on Sunday'Chambers' eye for undemonstrative details achieves a Larkin-esque lucidity' Guardian'An almost flawlessly written tale of genuine, grown-up romantic anguish' The Sunday Times 1957, the suburbs of South East London. Jean Swinney is a journalist on a local paper, trapped in a life of duty and disappointment from which there is no likelihood of escape. When a young woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the result of a virgin birth, it is down to Jean to discover whether she is a miracle or a fraud. As the investigation turns her quiet life inside out, Jean is suddenly given an unexpected chance at friendship, love and - possibly - happiness. But there will, inevitably, be a price to pay.Book of the Year for: The Times, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Daily Express, Metro, Spectator, Red Magazine and Good Housekeeping
By Fiona Wilcock. 2015
Super Drinks for Pregnancy provides over 100 easy-to-follow recipes developed to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women.…Moreover, because certain complaints during pregnancy can make eating solids difficult, and, once the baby is born, time for eating can become restricted, these quick-to-prepare liquid meals are the perfect solution to keep a woman nourished, energised and optimally healthy.