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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.
By Heidi Murkoff. 2020
Eat well––for two! &“Once again, What to Expect Delivers! Heidi&’s go-to guide takes the guesswork out of feeding yourself and… your baby, serving up a healthy and realistic plan to fit every lifestyle and eating style. It&’s eating for two made easy, fun… and delicious.&”––Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN, best-selling author, host of NBC&’S Health and Happiness, and nutrition expert for the Today show This brand new edition of America&’s pregnancy food bible covers it all through those nine months of baby-making and beyond: the latest facts on superfoods, food trends, food safety. Foods to chow down on, foods (and drinks) to limit, and those to cut out altogether. Realistic, body-positive advice and savvy strategies on how to eat well when you&’re too green to come face-to-fork with broccoli. Or too bloated to eat at all. Or on the run. Or on the job. Whether you&’re a red-meat eater or a vegan, a carb craver or a gluten-free girl, a fast-foodie or a slow cooker. Whether you&’re hungry for nutritional facts (which vitamins and minerals the pregnant body needs and where to find them), or just plain hungry. Plus, how to put it all together, easily and tastily, with dozens of practical tips and 170 recipes that are as delicious as they are nutritious, as easy to love as they are to make. Answers to all questions:Do I have to skip my morning latte––or afternoon energy drink?I&’m too sick to look at a salad, never mind eat one––do I have to?How do I get enough calcium if I&’m lactose intolerant?Help! I&’m entering my second trimester, and I&’m losing weight, not gaining. What can I do?I&’ve never been a big water drinker, and now I&’m supposed to down 10 8-ounce glasses a day! How?Turns out it&’s twins––do I have to eat twice as much?
By Dr José Paricio. 2020
El libro sobre la lactancia materna de uno de los referentes mundiales en su campo. El doctor José María Paricio… comparte, en este libro, los conocimientos sobre aspectos científicos, técnicos, emocionales, sociales, culturales e históricos de la lactancia, plasmando tanto lo publicado en el ámbito de la ciencia y la medicina como lo aprendido en su experiencia profesional, de más de cuarenta años, de trato con madres y bebés. Con un estilo divulgativo y ameno, comprensible y útil para todos -desde madres y familias hasta profesionales--, el autor aborda cuestiones clave para comprender la riqueza de la lactancia: su apasionante historia, el funcionamiento del pecho materno, la composición y propiedades de la leche, las técnicas para amamantar aprendidas de las mujeres, el influjo de la misoginia en la cultura de la lactancia y en los modelos sanitarios de asistencia maternoinfantil, las dificultades y problemas médicos y sociolaborales, los falsos problemas, las malas soluciones y falsas creencias, los efectos de la tecnificación y la medicalización, los retos que se plantean al amamantar en una sociedad compleja y la rica cultura artística y narrativa generada en torno a la lactancia. Madres, profesionales sanitarios y especialistas en lactancia encontrarán una recopilación completa y actualizada del saber de la lactancia, basada en pruebas científicas y con referencias bibliográficas orientadas a profundizar más en el tema.
By Joey Miller. 2019
From an expert counselor, a compassionate, comprehensive guide to healing, conception, and pregnancy after loss of a baby.The challenges of… having another pregnancy after loss can be extensive from a physical/medical standpoint alone, but no more so than the emotional and psychological hurdles. Therapist and social worker Joey Miller has counseled women and their families on exactly these matters for nearly twenty years. She brings deep compassion, knowledge, and wisdom of both the emotional and physical roller coasters to help women and their partners tackle all the tough issues: How to talk to your doctorHow to handle the emotional fallout, including dealing with your children, family members, and friendsPhysical assessments and considerationsHow to get the emotional support you needSupport for partners/spousesand moreOther than personal accounts of pregnancy after loss, no other book addresses what to expect when expecting goes horribly wrong . . . and then beyond. Rebirth provides a road map for that journey. With concrete help navigating the immediate aftermath of tragedy and the difficulties re-acclimating to a very fertile world to the very mixed emotions of grieving while trying to conceive, Rebirth addresses the inconceivable with deep empathy and practical wisdom.
What to Do When You’re Having Two is the definitive how-to guide to parenting twins, covering how to make a… Birth Plan checklist, sticking to one sleep schedule, managing double-duty breastfeeding, stocking up on all the necessary gear, building one-on-one relationships with each child, and more.<P><P> The rate of twin births has risen 79 percent over the last three decades, and continues to increase. A mom of fraternal twins and a national guru on having two, Natalie Diaz launched Twiniversity, a supportive website with advice from the twin-trenches.
By Christiane Northrup, Tami Lynn Kent, Kate Northrup. 2013
Create new forms of mothering and learn to facilitate daily access to the power, spirit, and joy that mothering from… the center brings. Building on themes from Tami Lynn Kent's award-winning Wild Feminine, Mothering from Your Center takes a groundbreaking, holistic approach to women's health as Kent provides gentle guidance through the emotional and physical transformative process of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. Revealing her own soul-filled journey from miscarriage to motherhood, Kent offers an intimate and comprehensive guide to reclaiming the energetic center of the female body. Drawing on her work with thousands of women and the energy of the pelvic bowl, Kent teaches you to access the creative potential of your center and the profound medicine it contains for all aspects of mothering and living creatively. Learn how to * engage the energetic power of the pelvic bowl; * heal from pregnancy and birth; * strengthen the bond between mother and child; * create holistic family harmony; * find balance between work and home; * enhance creativity and joy. Whether you are pregnant, trying to conceive, recovering from childbirth, or raising children today, Mothering from Your Center will help you tap into your core feminine energy and explore your full creative range.
By Louise Lambert-Lagacé. 2004
Enfin un livre destiné à toutes les femmes qui font confiance à la vie et qui désirent mieux vivre leur… ménopause grâce à une alimentation bien adaptée. Certains aliments aident en effet à contrer les bouffées de chaleur, les ballonnements, les pertes d'énergie et les problèmes de poids. En outre, plusieurs aliments et suppléments peuvent diminuer les risques d'ostéoporose, de maladies cardio-vasculaires ou de cancer du sein.
By Maureen Boyle, Judy Bothamley. 2020
Midwives are encountering more and more women whose pregnancies are complicated by medical conditions, including cardiac disease, obesity and diabetes.… This new edition is completely up-to-date and offers highly practical solutions for everyday midwifery practice, acknowledging the importance of promoting normality where possible. This text includes physiology, explanations of conditions and principles of care for preconception, pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period. Each chapter brings together the basic knowledge of a condition and how it changes during pregnancy in an integrated and accessible way, including a new chapter dedicated to obesity. Explanations of laboratory tests, diagnostic tests, common drugs and illustrative colour pictures are included in relevant chapters. Medical Conditions Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth is a vital guide for student midwives, as well as a useful reference for practising midwives.
By Helen Baston. 2020
Midwifery: The Basics provides an engaging and authentic insight into the midwife’s world. It explores the role of the midwife… as a clinician and professional, showing how midwives can support women both to achieve a healthy full-term pregnancy and a smooth transition to motherhood. This book begins with a discussion of the context of birth and parenthood, placing midwifery in its broader social context. Topics covered include: the midwife as an autonomous professional; becoming a midwife; pre-conceptual and antenatal care; intrapartum care; postnatal care; and the specialist midwife. Midwifery: The Basics uses the voices of mothers, fathers and midwives to illustrate the complex world of becoming, being and supporting parents. This is an essential introduction for students at undergraduate and A-Level who are approaching midwifery for the first time.
By Sonia Ducie. 2020
Every parent wants to give their child the best start in life, but choosing the perfect name is difficult. With… this book you can discover how the power of numbers will positively influence your child's entire life.Numerology is the language of the most essential components of the universe: numbers. The deep influence of numbers can instil a person's life with positivity and meaning from birth.Choosing a baby's name is a unique and special experience, but it can feel like an enormous weight of responsibility for parents. This book helps to make the process of baby naming easy and enjoyable, drawing upon numerology to reveal the truth about the names that will influence a baby for life. Numerology will provide the concise information that allows parents to find the perfect name for their baby.Sonia Ducie provides concise numerological information to help parents find the perfect name for their baby. She gives detailed practical guidance on using the ancient science and psychology of numbers to access the hidden energy of any name at a very deep level and expose its true essence. The vibrational energy of our names influences us throughout our lives: hence the importance of choosing wisely. Names bring us gifts, challenges and also hold potential for us to explore. This book offers an exciting and time-honoured system that enables parents to narrow down the choice of options and find a name that feels just right for their child.
By Lorna Davies. 2020
This new edition outlines how sustainability can be incorporated into midwifery practice, education and research. It has been thoroughly revised… to include new models of sustainable midwifery practice and new chapters on rural midwives and rural communities, social justice, and compassion. Environmental awareness and sustainability are vitally important concepts and, as a low environmental impact healthcare profession, midwifery has the potential to stand as a model of excellence. This international collection of experts explores the challenges, inviting readers to critically reflect on the issues and consider how they could move to effect changes within their own working environments. Divided into three parts, the book discusses: The politics of midwifery and sustainability Midwifery as a sustainable healthcare practice Supporting an ecological approach to parenting. Sustainability, Midwifery and Birth is a vital read for all midwives and midwifery students interested in sustainable practice.
By Agnes R. Howard. 2020
Might pregnancy form women just as much as children? When we talk about pregnancy, we too often end up talking… clinically and sentimentally. Pregnancy is medical details and a whirl of emotions. It is vitamins and baby showers and feelings. But it is so much more. In Showing, Agnes Howard takes us beyond clinical reductionism and fluffy sentimentality to show us how to take pregnancy seriously as hard but important work. It is not just a bodily process, she argues, but an active work of care—one that underscores the generosity and mutual dependence we all require in order to live. It is an act of &“radical hospitality&” that shows us all what it means to be human. Howard delves into prenatal care literature from the Christian tradition to find images and vocabulary that elevate and honor pregnancy—not only for the benefit of expectant parents, but also their communities and the church. Taking pregnancy seriously does not entail viewing it as a woman&’s only role or romanticizing it. Instead, Showing maintains that thinking well about pregnancy can help not only childbearing women but all who surround them understand how to live together more faithfully.