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Gentle Birth Choices

Author : Barbara Harper
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Birth as every woman would like it to be • Recommended by Lamaze International as one of the top ten books for pregnant women and their families • Includes a 45-minute DVD of six live gentle births • More than 32,000 copies sold of the original edition New parents are faced with a myriad of choices about pregnancy, labor, and birth. In Gentle Birth Choices Barbara Harper, renowned childbirth advocate, nurse, former midwife, and mother of three, helps to clarify these choices and shows how to plan a meaningful, family-centered birth experience. She dispels medical myths and reimagines birth without fear, pain, or violence. Harper explains the numerous gentle birth choices available, including giving birth in an independent birth center, at home, or in a hospital birthing room; finding a primary caregiver who shares your philosophy of birth; and deciding how to best use current technologies. She also provides practical advice for couples wishing to explore the option of using a doula or water during labor and birth to avoid the unwanted effects of drugs and epidurals. The Gentle Birth Choices DVD blends interviews with midwives and physicians and six actual births that illustrate the options of water birth, home birth, and vaginal birth after a prior Cesarean section. The DVD clearly reveals the strength of women during childbirth and the healthy and happy outcome of women exercising gentle birth choices. It is a powerful instructional tool, not only for expectant parents, but also for midwives, hospitals, birth centers, and doctors.

Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering

Author : Sarah Buckley
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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.

Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering

Author : Sarah J. Buckley
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Pregnancy and birth can be ecstatic, instinctive, fulfilling and safe for you and your baby. Gentle birth abd gentle parenting lay a strong foundation for life-long health and wellbeing for all the family. In this book, Dr Sarah Buckley combines the best medical evidence with her gentle mothering wisdom.

The WomanSource Catalog Review

Author : Ilene Rosoff
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Childbirth Choices Today

Author : Carl Jones
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Describes the advantages and disadvantages of childbirth options available to expectant mothers and their partners, including hospital birth, midwifery, and home birth

Preparing for a Gentle Birth

Author : Blandine Calais-Germain
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An illustrated hands-on guide to the dynamics of the female pelvis for expectant mothers, midwives, and birth professionals • Provides fully illustrated exercises to help the expectant mother prepare her pelvis for birth and gain confidence in her body’s innate ability to birth her child • Details the anatomical intricacies of the female pelvis and its capabilities for expansion and return to its original form • Presents movements and positions to ease discomfort, enhance the productivity of contractions, aid the internal expansion of the pelvis, and prevent and treat issues that may arise such as “failure to progress” The dynamic power of the female pelvis is the key to a gentle birth. Throughout pregnancy, hormones soften the ligaments and joints of the pelvis in preparation for labor, a time when the four bones of the pelvis--the two ilia (hip bones), the coccyx (tailbone), and the sacrum--do their intimate dance of release, rotation, and counter-rotation around the soon-to-be newborn. In this hands-on guide based on 15 years of research and workshops in maternity wards, movement teachers and health professionals Blandine Calais-Germain and Núria Vives Parés detail the anatomical intricacies of the female pelvis and its capabilities for expansion and return to its original form. Providing fully illustrated exercises to help the expectant mother prepare for this pelvic transformation and gain confidence in her body’s innate ability to birth her child, they also present a variety of movements and positions for use during the different stages of labor to ease discomfort, enhance the productivity of contractions, aid the internal expansion of the pelvis, and prevent and treat issues that may arise such as “failure to progress.” Ideal for the expectant mother and her birthing partner, this book will be a welcome addition to the library of every midwife, obstetrician, doula, and movement professional who teaches pregnant women.

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2000

Author : Bowker
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Los Angeles Baby Resource Guide

Author : Hazen Publishing
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Sacramento Baby Resource Guide

Author : Hazen Publishing
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Giving Birth

Author : Catherine Taylor
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Offers an evocative and insightful look at the world of midwives and their role in childbirth, providing a thorough analysis and helpful advice on using a midwife as an alternative to physician-aided hospital delivery to bring one's child into the world. Original.

Childbirth Education

Author : Francine H. Nichols
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The childbirth Educator; Expectant Parents; Supportive Strategies for Childbirth; Promoting Wellness; The Classroom Experience; Professional Practice

Telling Birth Stories of Teen Mothers

Author : Suzanne Marie Broetje
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Revisiting Waterbirth

Author : Dianne Garland
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Forlagets beskrivelse: The use of warm water immersion throughout the birthing process is renowned for its physical and psychological benefits, yet waterbirth is still vastly underrepresented as a birthing method across the globe. Now going into its second edition, Dianne Garland's popular and authoritative text guides the reader through the clinical, practical and organisational considerations for delivery in water. Drawing on the author's own extensive experience, the book explores: [1] the history and evolution of hydrotherapeutic theory. [2] the specific skills and specialist care required for attending births in this setting. [3] key research and debates surrounding the many aspects of waterbirth. [4] practical guidance on engaging with parents when promoting waterbirth as an option.From an internationally renowned and respected midwife, this new edition retains the personal and engaging style that made the first edition so popular. The book is enhanced with photos taken from the author's own travels around the world, and features a wealth of interactive material - including an expansion of the Birth Story feature, whereby first-hand accounts of waterbirth from both mothers and practitioners worldwide provide an often moving conclusion to each chapter. With a strong focus on developing practitioners' knowledge and skills in this area, enabling them to confidently offer waterbirth as a safe and viable option, this classic text is an invaluable one-stop resource for anyone with academic, professional or personal interests in waterbirth.

Our Bodies Ourselves for the New Century

Author : Boston Women's Health Book Collective
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The first major revision of the 1984 classic guide to women's health includes information on such topics as breast cancer treatment options, preventing and living with AIDS, and new developments in contraception and reproductive technology. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Shelter for the Spirit

Author : Victoria Moran
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Offers suggestions for transforming a home into a place of sacredness and comfort by making simple and mindful changes in household chores

Pregnancy to Parenthood

Author : Linda Goldberg
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With decades of experience behind them, the authors lead expectant parents through the different stages of birth, from pregnancy to early infant care. 200 photos. 50 illustrations.

Having Children

Author : Resource Pathways, Inc
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Identifies the best resources to consult for information about pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care, as well as adoption and infertility, and includes reviews of many more print and some electronic resources.

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001

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Redeeming Childbirth

Author : Angie Tolpin
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Childbirth is more than an event that makes a woman a mother. This journey was designed to be a spiritual milestone that draws every woman's heart back to the only Deliverer. "Angie Tolpin has honored all of us by giving the world a book that guides, inspires, explores and reconsiders that there is a Grand Design in childbirth. Redeeming Childbirth honors God's Word and speaks truth that families can and should remember His presence in the birth room." ~Barbara Harper, RN, CLD, CCE, Founder of Waterbirth International and author of Gentle Birth Choices "Angie casts a beautiful vision for making Christ the center of your pregnancy and childbirth. Shedding light on areas of frequent idolatry in our own birth plans, Angie calls out the disunity amongst Christian sisters over birth methods. Through her own birth stories and those of others, Angie shows how God can be glorified in hospital rooms and birthing centers as well as home-births. ~Gretchen Louise, editor at Young Ladies Christian Fellowship "Redeeming Childbirth is a much-needed blessing for families and churches. I long for the day when I can buy a stack of this book, ready to bless each new expectant mother with what she really needs: encouragement from a sweet friend, spiritual wisdom, and guidance to trust in God." ~Ann Dunagan, Co-founder of Harvest Ministry, Director of Daring Daughters, Author of The Mission Minded Family and The Mission Minded Child

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