The Mama Natural Week By Week Guide To Pregnancy And Childbirth

Author: Genevieve Howland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501146688
Size: 20.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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With more than 1.3 million video views each month and over fifty-two million total views on her YouTube channel, Howland’s (a.k.a. Mama Natural) funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. Now Howland is turning to the page, offering up the first week-by-week natural pregnancy book for soon-to-be moms. For the last half-century, control over childbirth has been in favor of doctors. Many pregnancy guidebooks are conventional, fear-based, and written by male physicians deeply entrenched in the old-school medical model of birth. But change is underway. A groundswell of women are taking back their pregnancy and childbirth and embracing a natural way. Genevieve Howland, the woman behind the enormously popular Mama Natural blog and YouTube channel, has created an inspiring, fun, and informative guide that demystifies natural pregnancy and walks mom through the process one week at a time. The Mama Natural’s Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth is the modern (and yet ancient) approach to pregnancy and childbirth. “Natural” recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage—not a medical condition. This book draws upon the latest research showing how beneficial and life-changing natural birth is for both babies and moms. Full of weekly advice and tips for a healthy pregnancy, Howland details vital nutrition to take, natural remedies for common and troublesome symptoms, as well as the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of interventions. Peppered throughout are positive birth and pregnancy stories from women of all backgrounds (and all stages of their natural journey) along with advice and insights from a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) plus a Registered Nurse (RN), doula, and lactation consultant. Encouraging, well-researched, and fun, The Mama Natural’s Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth will be an essential companion for women everywhere to embrace natural pregnancy and reap all the benefits for both baby and mama.

Supernatural Childbirth

Author: Jackie Mize
Publisher: Harrison House Publishers
ISBN: 9780892747566
Size: 13.71 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Supernatural childbirth is a practical and realistic look at God's promises for conception, pregnancy and delivery. This is not “pie-in-the-sky” – this is a personal testimony of how one couple overcame defeat and triumphed in God's plan."

Natural Hospital Birth

Author: Cynthia Gabriel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9781558327184
Size: 10.37 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A complete and reassuring guide to natural childbirth in a hospital setting.

Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering

Author: Sarah Buckley
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 9780307832030
Size: 18.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children. Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women's experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship.

A Little Bit Pregnant

Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781426842245
Size: 13.99 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Uh-oh. Nicole Beauman had overcome a lot of obstacles in her life, and she sure as heck had never backed down from a challenge. But her boss, Zane Rankin, presented an entirely new sort of dilemma. Sexy and charming, he was like chocolate--sinfully good, but bad for her health. Nicki knew Zane didn't want to settle down, particularly not with a girl like her, and she didn't plan to lose her heart to a temporary fling. But when a friendly date got a little too friendly, things got a little bit steamy...and Nicki wound up just a little bit...pregnant. What was a girl to do?

Feng Shui Mommy

Author: Bailey Gaddis
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608684717
Size: 10.78 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Impending motherhood serves up a confusing cocktail of heroic strength and terrifying vulnerability. Our culture has seized on the “vulnerability” part of this experience and tends to reinforce a pregnant woman’s insecurities instead of encouraging her to embrace this most natural time and trust her body, her intuition, and her own mind. Feng Shui Mommy takes a different approach, helping the expecting mother build her own unique, epic journey to motherhood. It’s about supporting her while she shores up her mind-body-spirit alignment so she can best handle the cosmic kick in the uterus and juicy kiss on the soul that pregnancy is. Bailey Gaddis guides women through the experience, providing specific suggestions for mind, body, and spirit for each trimester (including the “fourth,” after birth), leading to birth preparation designed for each mother and baby, and culminating in strong mother-child bonding. She includes detailed and practical information about prenatal exercise and nutrition, birth preferences and birthing positions, breath work, breastfeeding, and much more. Her advice allows mothers to welcome delight and curiosity into the journey while taking each phase with purpose and calm — and even a sense of fun. This comprehensive guide makes challenge and change joyful, allowing new life to be as incomparably wonder-filled as it is meant to be.

The Whole 9 Months

Author: Jennifer Lang, MD
Publisher: Sonoma Press
ISBN: 1943451486
Size: 10.72 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a straightforward and supportive week-by-week nutritional guide with recipes that provides exactly what consumers are asking for and not finding in the marketplace: simple, healthy recipes that cover a range of eating preferences and needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, low sugar (diabetic/GD); guidance on how nutritional needs change throughout pregnancy; meal planning recommendations; recipe photographs; and above all, solid medical advice and a supportive, upbeat tone to reassure moms during an anxious and exciting time.