Cut, Stapled, & Mended

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

Author: Roanna Rosewood

Publisher: Confluence Books

ISBN: 9781935952770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 5082

"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. "--

Birthing Normally After a Cesarean Or Two (American Edition)

Author: Helene Vadeboncoeur

Publisher: Fresh Heart Publishing

ISBN: 1906619204

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 334

View: 4360

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.""


The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care

Author: Jennifer Block

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738211826

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6515

A groundbreaking narrative investigation of childbirth in the age of machines, malpractice, and managed care, Pushed presents the complete picture of maternity care in America. From inside the operating room of a hospital with a 44% Cesarean rate to the living room floor of a woman who gives birth with an illegal midwife, Block exposes a system in which few women have an optimal experience. Pushed surveys the public health impact of routine labor inductions, C-sections, and epidurals, but also examines childbirth as a women’s rights issue: Do women even have the right to choose a normal birth? Is that right being upheld? A wake-up call for our times, Block’s gripping research reveals that while emergency obstetric care is essential, we are overusing medical technology at the expense of maternal and infant health.

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: 4897

"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.

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: 8487

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!

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: 9629

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.

Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)

Author: Lois J Estner,Nancy Wainer Cohen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851107

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 456

View: 7763

The bible of cesarean prevention. Wall Street Journal A landmark event, which will change the course of obstetric care by giving parents the informtion they need to make the decisions that are best for their own families. Comprehensive, highly readable, sensitive . . . should be read by everyone who cares about someone. Marian Tompson Director, Alternative Birth Crisis Coalition American Academy of Medicine Required reading for all childbirth professionals and prospective parents. Journal of Gynecological Nursing

Homebirth Cesarean

Stories and Support for Families and Healthcare Providers

Author: Courtney Key Jarecki

Publisher: Incisio Press

ISBN: 9780986203930


Page: 376

View: 8584

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.

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers

The Most Comprehensive Problem-solving Guide to Breastfeeding from the Foremost Expert in North America

Author: Jack Newman,Teresa Pitman

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0307345580

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 345

View: 8507

Two leading lactation experts offer practical information, guidance, and encouragement to help new mothers overcome their fears, doubts, and practical concerns about breastfeeding, drawing on the latest research and furnishing updated facts and advice in a new edition of the comprehensive guide to breastfeeding. Original. 10,000 first printing.

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: 3859

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.

Heal Your Birth Story

... Releasing the Unexpected

Author: Maureen Campion

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511910354


Page: 258

View: 3885

Psychologist and birth trauma expert Maureen Campion shares her lessons for releasing the unexpected wounds that come from having a rough birth experience. Birth can be beautiful and spiritual and joyous but there are also terrifying, emotionally raw, painful moments that can be difficult to move past. This book offers you a chance to experience the healing power of working through your birth story, while learning about trauma and developing coping skills for all those complicated feelings. Maureen Campion shares her personal experience with birth trauma and the work she has been doing working with mothers through workshops and counseling to address resolving unexpected birth outcomes. Heal Your Birth Story offers new understanding to the impact of birth on mothers and their partners. Journaling exercises are offered to lead the reader through multiple layers of understanding and healing.

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: 1267

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.

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: 5510

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.

AIDS, Sex, and Culture

Global Politics and Survival in Southern Africa

Author: Ida Susser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144435910X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6180

AIDS, Sex, and Culture is a revealing examination of the impact the AIDS epidemic in Africa has had on women, based on the author’s own extensive ethnographic research. based on the author's own story growing up in South Africa looks at the impact of social conservatism in the US on AIDS prevention programs discussion of the experiences of women in areas ranging from Durban in KwaZulu Natal to rural settlements in Namibia and Botswana includes a chapter written by Sibongile Mkhize at the University of KwaZulu Natal who tells the story of her own family’s struggle with AIDS

Breastfeeding and Media

Exploring Conflicting Discourses That Threaten Public Health

Author: Katherine A. Foss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319564420

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

View: 7928

This book centers on the role of media in shaping public perceptions of breastfeeding. Drawing from magazines, doctors’ office materials, parenting books, television, websites, and other media outlets, Katherine A. Foss explores how historical and contemporary media often undermine breastfeeding efforts with formula marketing and narrow portrayals of nursing women and their experiences. Foss argues that the media’s messages play an integral role in setting the standard of public knowledge and attitudes toward breastfeeding, as she traces shifting public perceptions of breastfeeding and their corresponding media constructions from the development of commercial formula through contemporary times. This analysis demonstrates how attributions of blame have negatively impacted public health approaches to breastfeeding, thus confronting the misperception that breastfeeding, and the failure to breastfeed, rests solely on the responsibility of an individual mother.

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: 6012

"A resource for women and their care providers".


Author: James Joyce

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1512406562

Category: Fiction

Page: 854

View: 5949

An extraordinary look at an ordinary dayJune 16, 1904in the life of a middle-aged Jewish man living in Dublin, Ireland. Leopold Bloom, who is sure that his wife is being unfaithful, must come to terms with how that affects their marriage and whether it changes the nature of their love for one another. Richly detailed stream-of-consciousness narration immerses the reader in the thoughts and emotions of the characters as they deal with the normal events of daily life in Dublin, as well as grander issues like sexuality, prejudice, birth, and death. This is an unabridged version of Irish author James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist tale, which parallels Homer's Odyssey. It was first published serially in the American journal The Little Review between 1918 and 1921, and published in novel form in 1922 in Paris.

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: 7798

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.

The American Way of Birth

Author: Jessica Mitford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780788163456


Page: 322

View: 8838

This provocative book shows how and in what circumstances Americans give birth. It is not about the miracle of life, but about the role of money and politics in a lucrative industry; a saga of champagne birthing suites for the rich, and desperate measures for the poor. It is a colorful history -- from the torture and burning of midwives in medieval times, through the absurd pretensions of the modest Victorian age, to this century1s vast succession of anesthetic, technological, and 3natural2 birthing fashions. And it is a comprehensive indictment of the politics of birth and national health. Explores conventional and alternative methods.