Cut, Stapled, & Mended

When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Own Terms After Cesarean

Author: Roanna Rosewood

Publisher: White Cloud Press

ISBN: 9781935952770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 4441

"Roanna Rosewood wasn't afraid of birth. That was before her pregnancy ended in Caesarean, like one in three pregnancies do in America. On the operating table Roanna realized birth is more than the means to a baby: it's an ancient rite, one that she had just failed. Determined to birth naturally, Roanna disregards her doctor's orders for a repeat Cesarean and sets out to reclaim birth. From the obvious - writing a birth plan, exercising, and supplements - to the ridiculous - drinking frog extract and enduring the manual relocation of her liver - she goes to astonishing lengths to prepare herself for birth. But in the end, Roanna finds the secret to birth in the last place she expected. Cut, Stapled, and Mended is every woman's chance to experience natural birth from the comfort of a cozy reading chair, written by an expert - the person on the working side of the vagina. "--

How Big Is a Placenta Bowl?

And Other Weird Questions You'll Ask When Planning a Home Birth

Author: Renee Moilanen

Publisher: Renee Moilanen

ISBN: 0985376406

Category: Childbirth at home

Page: 128

View: 9839

"How Big is a Placenta Bowl? And Other Weird Questions You'll Ask When Planning a Home Birth" tackles your most outrageous and irreverent home birth questions and delivers practical advice for couples preparing to give birth at home. From cord blood banking and circumcision to newborn immunizations and insurance coverage, "How Big is a Placenta Bowl?" answers all your home birth questions, including: How messy is home birth? How much will it cost? How do I get the gunk out of the birth tub? How do I choose a midwife? How can I convince others I'm not crazy? What should I wear? Why the heck do I need olive oil? Should I have my other kids at the birth? One of the only guides to home birth written specifically for a United States audience, the book also includes a special section for husbands and partners on what they need to know, and it contains detailed state-by-state information about midwifery regulations, insurance coverage, and newborn testing procedures. Also included is a birth kit checklist and a sample birth plan for home birthers.

Homebirth Cesarean

Stories and Support for Families and Healthcare Providers

Author: Courtney Key Jarecki

Publisher: Incisio Press

ISBN: 9780986203930


Page: 376

View: 1347

The term "homebirth cesarean" has only recently entered the birth world's lexicon. The phrase, which refers to a planned out-of-hospital birth that ends in the hospital operating room, now represents new understanding and healing pathways for mothers, families, and birth professionals. In capturing more than 250 voices from across the birth world-from mothers and partners, to midwives, OB/GYNs, birth visionaries and more-"Homebirth Cesarean" sets a new benchmark for conversations, tools, and shared healing. "Homebirth Cesarean" is designed to follow a mother's journey from pregnancy, through birth, beyond the postpartum year, and continues with the possibility and birth of another child. This book shows the raw power of birth trauma from home to operating room to back home again, and reveals hopeful resolution pieces for mothers, partners, and birth professionals. This book brings deeper understanding to these unrecognized births, celebrates those transformed by them, and provides childbirth professionals with tools and information they need to support families along their parenting journeys. "Homebirth Cesarean" is an ideal companion for birth professionals, educators, and therapists, in addition to mothers, partners, family members, or anyone affected by these births. Though Homebirth Cesarean International endorses this book, proceeds from its sales do not go directly to the nonprofit.

Birthing Normally After a Cesarean Or Two (American Edition)

Author: Helene Vadeboncoeur

Publisher: Fresh Heart Publishing

ISBN: 1906619204

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 334

View: 7289

This book is for any woman considering a vaginal birth after one or more previous cesareans. What are the risks? What are the advantages? What is the best choice in your particular case? The author, Helene Vadeboncoeur, takes you through the research and also gives you a glimpse into other women's experiences through the use of first-hand accounts. It was, in fact, the author's experience of two very different births (one a cesarean, the next a VBAC) that inspired her to get a PhD. In her thesis she explored how women experience giving birth in hospital. Helene wanted to consider questions about birth because this is such an important event in women's lives. For over 10 years since then, she has divided her time between teaching and participating in research projects. (She is currently on the Board of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization.) She also regularly gives talks at conferences around the world. This means that you not only get the benefit of advice from a woman who's been through both a cesarean and a VBAC, you also get taken through the most up-to-date research. Serious information is presented in an upbeat, readable style. Comment from an obstetrician: "As a professional who is concerned about the risk in the cesarean rate I would like to suggest that all women who have anything to do with cesareans read this book. The author has collected research data and precious accounts, which will help women make an informed choice as to how to give birth to their babies." Feedback from a midwife: "Helene Vadeboncoeur offers women an important tool to support them if they choose to give birth vaginally after a previous cesarean." Comment from a VBAC mom: "This book can help you heal the inner scars that every cesarean leaves behind. It'll also help you prepare and inform yourself to make a different journey with your next birth.""

Second Chance

A Mother's Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean

Author: Thais Nye Derich

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631522191

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9962

On the joyful day of her son’s birth, Thais Derich never questioned going to the hospital. A week later, she walked out physically, spiritually, and emotionally injured, and fully disabused of the idea that the medical field would ever put her best interests before protocol, money, and legal concerns. The next three years of her life were spent recovering from that day, and preparing herself to do things her way when she became pregnant again. And then she did get pregnant again—and that resolve was put to the test. A universal story about betrayal and trust and the roller coaster ride in between, Second Chance illuminates the many ways in which our healthcare system is broken when it comes to helping women give birth, and gives a voice to all the mothers who have walked away from their delivery experiences wondering what the hell just happened.

Give Birth a Chance

How to Prepare for an Empowered VBAC

Author: Ilia Blandina, CNM

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683505204

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 2213

Don’t Talk Yourself Out of a VBAC! Do you have a deep desire to give vaginal birth after having had a c-section (VBAC)? If you know deep in your heart that our ancestors did quite well with natural birth and want to follow in their footsteps. . . . If you know this path is a sacred one and you want to make it happen, but you don’t know where to begin. . . . If you long for a vaginal birth. . . . It starts with this book! Give Birth A Chance is like Birthing from Within meets The Matrix. It is a powerful guide to get yourself ready for an empowered birth experience whether you have had a c-section before or not. Read this book!


Author: James Joyce,General Press


ISBN: 8180320995

Category: Fiction

Page: 860

View: 5726

'Ulysses' is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal 'The Little Review' from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach in February 1922, in Paris. 'Ulysses' has survived bowdlerization, legal action and bitter controversy. Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a scintillating cast of supporting characters, Joyce pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. An undisputed modernist classic, its ceaseless verbal inventiveness and astonishingly wide-ranging allusions confirm its standing as an imperishable monument to the human condition. It takes readers into the inner realms of human consciousness using the interior monologue style that came to be called stream of consciousness. In addition to this psychological characteristic, it gives a realistic portrait of the life of ordinary people living in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904. The novel was the subject of a famous obscenity trial in 1933, but was found by a U.S. district court in New York to be a work of art. The furor over the novel made Joyce a celebrity. In the long run, the work placed him at the forefront of the modern period of the early 1900s when literary works, primarily in the first two decades, explored interior lives and subjective reality in a new idiom, attempting to probe the human psyche in order to understand the human condition. This richly-allusive novel, revolutionary in its modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway. Scandalously frank, wittily erudite, mercurially eloquent, resourcefully comic and generously humane, 'Ulysses' offers the reader a life-changing experience. Publisher : General Press

Where's the Mother?

Stories from a Transgender Dad

Author: Trevor MacDonald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991964512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 675

To most people, "pregnancy" automatically means "motherhood." Not so for Trevor, who was pregnant, gave birth, and breastfed his children - all while being an out transgender man. His stories convey the intimate and sometimes surprising realities of the transgender parenting experience.

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

Author: Henci Goer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440674302

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 3104

As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice. Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests. The book covers: Cesareans Breech babies Inducing labor Electronic Fetal Monitoring Rupturing Membranes Coping with slow labor Pain medication Epistiotomy Vaginal birth after a Ceasarean Doulas Deciding on a doctor or midwife Choosing where to have your baby and much more . . .

Survivor Moms

Women's Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing After Sexual Abuse

Author: Mickey Sperlich,Julia S. Seng

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890446413

Category: Adult child sexual abuse victims

Page: 245

View: 2869

"A resource for women and their care providers".

Healing from a Homebirth Cesarean

A Companion Workbook for Any Mother Whose Planned Out-Of-Hospital Birth Ended in the Operating Room

Author: Courtney Key Jarecki

Publisher: Incisio Press

ISBN: 9780986203909


Page: 134

View: 7503

For the daughters who gave everything to become mothers. The term "homebirth cesarean" or "HBC" refers to a planned out-of-hospital birth that ends in the hospital operating room. In partnership with the book "Homebirth Cesarean: Stories and Support for Families and Healthcare Providers," this companion workbook adds a deeper level of understanding and exploration for mothers healing in the aftermath of a planned out-of-hospital birth that ended in the operating room. "Healing From a Homebirth Cesarean" is a trusted and ideal guide for mothers no matter where they are in their journey or how recently they experienced their HBC. Over six chapters, mothers chart their course of self-paced healing with simple practices, creative exercises, and meditations. A powerful and safe exploration into healing after a difficult birth, this is an essential guide for women seeking their identity as a birth warrior and mother. Though Homebirth Cesarean International endorses this book, proceeds from its sales do not go directly to the nonprofit.

The Custom-Made Child?

Women-Centered Perspectives

Author: Helen B. Holmes,Betty B. Hoskins,Michael Gross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461260078

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 509

Women most fully experience the consequences of human reproductive technologies. Men who convene to evaluate such technologies discuss "them": the women who must accept, avoid, or even resist these technologies; the women who consume technologies they did not devise; the women who are the objects of policies made by men. So often the input of women is neither sought nor listened to. The privileged insights and perspectives that women bring to the consideration of technologies in human reproduction are the subject of these volumes, which constitute the revised and edited record of a Workshop on "Ethical Issues in Human Reproduction Technology: Analysis by Women" (EIRTAW), held in June, 1979, at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Some 80 members of the workshop, 90 percent of them women (from 24 states), represented diverse occupations and personal histories, different races and classes, varied political commitments. They included doctors, nurses, and scientists, lay midwives, consumer advocates, historians, and sociologists, lawyers, policy analysts, and ethicists. Each session, however, made plain that ethics is an everyday concern for women in general, as well as an academic profession for some.

Maternal-Child Health

Interdisciplinary Aspects Within the Perspective of Global Health

Author: Groß, Uwe,Wydra, Kerstin

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen

ISBN: 3863950844

Category: Medical

Page: 546

View: 4707

Maternal-Child Health is one of the greatest challenges the world has to cope with today. Every year, thousands of women, newborns and children die unnecessarily, particularly in resource-poor settings. There is a great disparity caused by food insecurity and hunger, environmental health risks, sanitation challenges, cultural barriers and non-accessibility to diagnosis and treatment. "Maternal-Child Health: Interdisciplinary Aspects within the Perspective of Global Health" addresses these issues. The contributions of this book are based on the ONE HEALTH concept by focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases and to present interdisciplinary views from more than 60 authors who come from 14 countries. The aim is to shape our understanding on Maternal-Child Health Solutions by looking at > agricultural and environmental > economic, social and theological > biomedical and nutritional > clinical human and veterinary as well as > epidemiology and > public health expertise. The Göttingen International Health Network is corresponding to a variety of different geographic regions and programs to improve global health perspective and health of the most vulnerable: mothers and their children.

Silent Knife

Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, VBAC

Author: Nancy Wainer Cohen,Lois J. Estner

Publisher: Bergin & Garvey

ISBN: 9780897890274

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 435

View: 8760

Discusses the risks of cesarean sections to the mother and infant and suggests methods for avoiding unnecessary cesarean births

The Natural Pregnancy Book, Third Edition

Your Complete Guide to a Safe, Organic Pregnancy and Childbirth with Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices

Author: Aviva Jill Romm

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 160774449X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 4773

A revised and updated edition of the classic handbook for women seeking a safe, organic, eco-friendly, and natural pregnancy, featuring an integrative-based approach with new medical, herbal, and nutritional information. Over the last two decades, The Natural Pregnancy Book has ushered thousands of women through happy and healthy pregnancies. Addressing women's health from conception to birth, Dr. Romm describes herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy, and allays such familiar concerns as anxiety, fatigue, morning sickness, and stretch marks. She also discusses the components of a healthy diet, with an emphasis on natural foods. New to this edition is integrative health advice based on Dr. Romm's new credentials as a Yale-trained physician, combined with her twenty years of experience as a midwife and herbalist.

The Vulnerable Observer

Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart

Author: Ruth Behar

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807046485

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 8488

Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice. She does so in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling, not only in contemporary anthropology, but in all acts of witnessing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Surviving the Silence: Black Women's Stories of Rape

Author: Charlotte Pierce-Baker

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393249786

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1123

In this "intelligent", "stunning", and "honest" book, Charlotte Pierce-Baker weaves together the accounts of black women who have been raped and who have felt that they had to remain silent in order to protect themselves and their race. It opens with the author's harrowing and courageous account of her rape and includes the stories of the author's own family's response, plus the voices of black men who have supported rape survivors.

English Vocabulary in Use Upper-Intermediate with Answers

Author: Michael McCarthy,Felicity O'Dell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521664356

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 309

View: 2435

CD-ROM includes interactive exercises covering 100 areas of key vocabulary, audio recordings for listening practice, a test function, a progress check, a built-in dictionary.

Sustainable Revolution

Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and Communities Worldwide

Author: Juliana Birnbaum,Louis Fox

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583946845

Category: House & Home

Page: 368

View: 4389

Urban gardeners. Native seed-saving collectives. Ecovillage developments. What is the connection between these seemingly disparate groups? The ecological design system of permaculture is the common thread that weaves them into a powerful, potentially revolutionary—or reevolutionary—movement. Permaculture is a philosophy based on common ethics of sustainable cultures throughout history that have designed settlements according to nature's patterns and lived within its bounds. As a movement that has been building momentum for the past 40 years, it now is taking form as a growing network of sites developed with the intention of regenerating local ecologies and economies. Permaculture strategies can be used by individuals, groups, or nations to address basic human needs such as food, water, energy, and housing. As a species, humans are being called forth to evolve, using our collective intelligence to meet the challenges of the future. Yet if we are to survive our collective planetary crisis, we need to revisit history, integrating successful systems from sustainable cultures. To boldly confront our position on the brink of the earth's carrying capacity and make changes that incorporate the wisdom of the past is truly revolutionary. Sustainable Revolution features the work of a worldwide network of visionaries, including journalists, activists, indigenous leaders and permaculturists such as David Holmgren, Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Starhawk, Erik Assadourian, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Albert Bates, and Geoff Lawton. This beautifully photographed collection of profiles, interviews, and essays features 60 innovative community-based projects in diverse climates across the planet. Edited by anthropologist Juliana Birnbaum Fox and award-winning activist filmmaker Louis Fox, it can be read as an informal ethnography of an international culture that is modeling solutions on the cutting edge of social and environmental change. The research presented in the book frames the permaculture movement as a significant ally to marginalized groups, such as the urban poor and native communities resisting the pressures of globalization. Sustainable Revolution uplifts and inspires with its amazing array of dynamic activists and thriving, vibrant communities. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Women, Music, Culture

An Introduction

Author: Julie C. Dunbar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351857452

Category: Music

Page: 426

View: 4967

Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, Second Edition is the first undergraduate textbook on the history and contribution of women in a variety of musical genres and professions, ideal for students in courses in both music and women's studies. A compelling narrative, accompanied by over 50 guided listening examples, brings the world of women in music to life, examining a community of female musicians, including composers, producers, consumers, performers, technicians, mothers, and educators in art music and popular music. The book features a wide array of pedagogical aids, including a running glossary and a comprehensive companion website with streamed audio tracks, that help to reinforce key figures and terms. This new edition includes a major revision of the Women in World Music chapter, a new chapter in Western Classical "Work" in the Enlightenment, and a revised chapter on 19th Century Romanticism: Parlor Songs to Opera. 20th Century Art Music.