Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

Author: Boston Women's Health Book Collective,Judy Norsigian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416565918

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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The trusted editors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, called “a feminist classic” by The New York Times, present a comprehensive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, from prenatal care and emotional well-being to how to handle the pain of childbirth. Pregnancy and birth are as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing, thinking, or loving. But as soon as you announce you’re expecting, you may be bombarded with advice from every angle—well-meaning friends, relatives, medical professionals, even strangers want to weigh in on what you should or shouldn’t do, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by their conflicting recommendations. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth will help you sort fact from fiction, giving you the most accurate research, up-to-date information, and the firsthand experiences of numerous women who have been exactly where you are today. You’ll get the tools you need to take care of yourself and your baby during and after your pregnancy, from tips on eating well during pregnancy to strategies for coping with stress and depression. Learn everything you need to know about: · Choosing a good health care provider · Selecting a place of birth · Understanding prenatal testing · Coping with labor pain · Speeding your physical recovery · Adjusting to life as a new mother Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth is an essential resource for women that will guide you through the many decisions ahead.

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Author: Boston Women's Health Book Collective,Judy Norsigian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439196656

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 848

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Hailed by The New York Times as a “feminist classic,” and “America’s bestselling book on women’s health,” the comprehensive guide to all aspects of women’s health and sexuality, including menopause, birth control, childbirth, sexual health, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health and general well-being. Six years after the 2005 overhaul of this classic guide to women’s health, the 2011 edition focuses on what Our Bodies, Ourselves does best: provide information on women’s reproductive health and sexuality; practical information on how find and access health information; and resources, stories, and information to educate women about health care injustices and inspire them to work collectively to address them. This new edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves includes the latest vital information on: •Changes in the health care system—especially how health care reform affects women and how to get the care you need. • Safer sex—how to engage in pleasurable, satisfying sexual experiences while protecting your health and the health of your partner. • Environmental health risks—including minimizing exposure to everyday pollutants that endanger reproductive health. • Body image—resisting negative media stereotypes and embracing healthier approaches to looking and feeling good. • Local and global activism—using social media and organizing tactics to build community and advocate for policies that improve women’s lives. • As well as crucial information about gender identity, sexual orientation, birth control, abortion, pregnancy and birth, perimenopause, and sexuality and sexual health as we age. Together with its companion website, OurBodiesOurselves.org, Our Bodies, Ourselves is a one-stop resource for women of all generations.

Familienplanung

Das Standardwerk zur natürlichen Empfängnisverhütung, Kontrolle der Fruchtbarkeit sowie Erfüllung des Kinderwunsches

Author: Toni Weschler

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864159458

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 544

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Viele Frauen sind unglücklich mit einer hormonellen Empfängnisverhütung, kennen aber keine zuverlässige Alternative. Andere versuchen vergeblich, ein Baby zu bekommen und wollen ihre Fruchtbarkeit erhöhen. Wieder andere haben seltsame Symptome oder Schmerzen während ihres Zyklus. Ihnen allen bietet dieses Standardwerk zum Thema Fruchtbarkeit umfassende Informationen und Hilfe. Es beantwortet alle Fragen und liefert ein tiefes Verständnis für den weiblichen Körper. Bereits Hunderttausende Frauen haben mit Toni Weschlers Bewusster Fruchtbarkeitsmethode (BFM) erfolgreich auf natürliche Weise verhütet oder ihre Chancen auf eine Schwangerschaft maximiert. Diese Methode nimmt nur wenige Minuten am Tag in Anspruch und liefert einen kompletten Überblick über den Zeitpunkt des individuellen Eisprungs und der furchtbaren Tage einer Frau. Zudem bietet Weschler Tipps bei Endometriose oder Eierstockzysten, und zeigt, wie man auf natürlichem Wege seinen Hormonhaushalt ausbalanciert und seine Fruchtbarkeit auf lange Zeit erhält. Ergänzend zu den Informationen liefert sie eine Reihe Mustervorlagen für Tabellen zur Empfängnisverhütung, Kinderwunsch oder Menopause.

Woman-centered Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Sara Grace Shields,Lucy M. Candib

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846191610

Category: Medical

Page: 575

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This unique woman-centered text provides a vital resource for primary care maternity clinicians and trainees. It applies the powerful, proven model of patient-centered care to pregnancy and birth - an expansion beyond previous applications to various chronic illnesses.

Bodies of Knowledge

Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Author: Wendy Kline

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226443086

Category: History

Page: 202

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Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, women argued that unless they gained access to information about their own bodies, there would be no equality. In Bodies of Knowledge, Wendy Kline considers the ways in which ordinary women worked to position the female body at the center of women’s liberation. As Kline shows, the struggle to attain this knowledge unified women but also divided them—according to race, class, sexuality, or level of professionalization. Each of the five chapters of Bodies of Knowledge examines a distinct moment or setting of the women’s movement in order to give life to the ideas, expectations, and pitfalls encountered by the advocates of women’s health: the making of Our Bodies, Ourselves (1973); the conflicts surrounding the training and practice of women’s pelvic exams; the emergence of abortion as a feminist issue; the battles over contraceptive regulation at the 1983 Depo-Provera FDA hearings; and the rise of the profession of midwifery. Including an epilogue that considers the experiences of the daughters of 1970s feminists, Bodies of Knowledge is an important contribution to the study of the bodies—that marked the lives—of feminism’s second wave.

Your Best Birth

Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience

Author: Ricki Lake,Abby Epstein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446552135

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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The national C-section rate is at an all-time high of 31 percent. Are all these C-sections necessary, or are some of them done simply for the sake of convenience? Inductions seem to be the norm, but are they always needed? Today, expectant mothers are often left feeling powerless, as their instincts are replaced by drugs and routine medical procedures. What you are about to discover is that you have a choice, and you have the power to plan the kind of birth that's right for you-whether it is at a birth center, a hospital, or at home. In YOUR BEST BIRTH, internationally known advocates of informed choice Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein inspire women to take back the birth experience, with essential advice on: · Positive and negative effects of epidurals, Pitocin, and other drugs and interventions · Inducing vs. allowing your labor to progress naturally · The truth behind our country's staggering C-section rate · Assembling your birth team and creating your birth plan. With chapters such as "Obstetricians: Finding Dr. Right," "Epidurals: You Haven't Got Time for the Pain," and "Electronic Monitors: Reading between the Lines," Lake and Epstein will encourage you to consider whatever your doctor, mother, and best friend may suggest in a new light. The book also includes inspiring birth stories, including those from well-known personalities, such as Laila Ali and Cindy Crawford. Packed with crucial advice from childbirth professionals, and delivered in a down-to-earth, engaging voice, YOUR BEST BIRTH is sure to renew your confidence and put the control back where it belongs: with parents-to-be! "Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake have taken a wonderful and constructive approach to ensuring an optimal birthing experience. Their language creates a 'climate of confidence' for pregnant women and their families, who must make key decisions about where, how and with whom to give birth in a health care system often unresponsive to our needs. This book is like a good friend giving wise counsel." --Judy Norsigian, co-editor of Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth and Executive Director, Our Bodies Ourselves

Preconception: Improve Your Health and Enhance Fertility

A free prequel to Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Newborn

Author: Penny Simkin,Janet Whalley,Ann Keppler,Janelle Durham,April Bolding

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451671245

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 27

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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn is one of the bestselling and most comprehensive books about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care on the market. Now completely updated, expanded, and redesigned, this authoritative book is the “bible” for expectant parents and childbirth educators. Here is a free sample chapter for you! In this chapter, "Preconception: Improve Your Health and Enhance Fertility", you’ll learn about: • Emotional wellness • Health • Health care • Hazards • Enhancing fertility and the odds of conception • Concerns about infertility • Planning ahead: maternity care choices If you like this sample chapter, look for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn. The Award-Winning Resource Recommended by Experts & Loved by Parents Parents love this book because it puts them in control by explaining a wide range of options, information, and questions to ask, so parents can find what works best for their health situation, personal goals, and priorities. Experts love this book because it’s based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. It’s practical—rooted in the real-life experiences of new families. The five authors bring a combined total of 150 years of experience working with expectant and new families as educators, nurses, counselors, doulas, physical therapists, and lactation consultants. They have attended hundreds of births, heard thousands of birth stories, and assisted innumerable new parents in adapting to their new lives. Not only that, the authors have a combined total of 12 children and 12 grandchildren. All of this experience allows them to write with compassion, understanding, and wisdom based on what really works in the real-world of parenting. The companion website offers even more details on select subjects, including lists of all the best resources on each topic and worksheets to guide parents’ decision-making process. The website also includes a bonus chapter on pre-conception, which provides ways to improve your health and fertility before pregnancy begins.

Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Work of Writing

Author: Susan Wells

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804773720

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Our Bodies, Ourselves, first published by a mainstream press in 1973, is now in its eighth major edition. It has been translated into twenty-nine languages, has generated a number of related projects, and, with over four million copies sold, is as popular as ever. This study tells the story of the first two decades of the pioneering best-seller—a collectively produced guide to women's health—from its earliest, most experimental and revolutionary years, when it sought to construct a new, female public sphere, to its 1984 revision, when some of the problems it first posed were resolved and the book took the form it has held to this day. Wells undertakes a rhetorical and sociological analysis of the best-seller and of the work of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective that produced it. In the 1960s and 1970s, as social movements were on the rise and many women entered higher education, new writing practices came into existence. In the pages of Our Bodies, Ourselves, matters that had been private became public. Readers, encouraged to trust their own experiences, began to participate in a conversation about health and medicine. The writers of Our Bodies, Ourselves researched medical texts and presented them in colloquial language. Drafting and revising in groups, they invented new ways of organizing the task of writing. Above all, they presented medical information by telling stories. We learn here how these stories were organized, and how the writers drew readers into investigating both their own bodies and the global organization of medical care. Extensive archival research and interviews with the members of the authorial collective shed light on a grassroots undertaking that revolutionized the writing of health books and forever changed the relationship between health experts and ordinary women.

Die selbstbestimmte Geburt

Handbuch für werdende Eltern. Mit Erfahrungsberichten

Author: Ina May Gaskin

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 364113742X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 360

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Mit Selbstbewusstsein natürlich gebären Das umfassende Handbuch zur Vorbereitung auf die selbstbestimmte Geburt, mit dem kompakten Wissen und der Erfahrung einer Pionierin: Ina May Gaskin bestärkt Frauen darin, der faszinierenden Kraft ihres Körpers zu vertrauen, mit der sie ihr Kind (möglichst ohne technische Eingriffe) auf die Welt bringen können. Aus dem Inhalt: • Die mächtige Verbindung von Körper und Psyche • Was bei der Wehentätigkeit passiert • Der Zusammenhang von Schmerz und Lust • Das Schließmuskelgesetz • Gebärhaltungen • Geburtsrisiken • u.v.a.m. Das Buch enthält außerdem sehr berührende Erzählungen von Frauen, die eine selbstbestimmte Geburt erlebten und damit andere ermutigen, auf sich selbst zu vertrauen und ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen.

Whores and Other Feminists

Author: Jill Nagle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135204411

Category: Art

Page: 312

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Whores and Other Feminists fleshes out feminist politics from the perspective of sex workers--strippers, prostitutes, porn writers, producers and performers, dominatrices--and their allies. Comprising a range of voices from both within and outside the academy, this collection draws from traditional feminisms, postmodern feminism, queer theory, and sex radicalism. It stretches the boundaries of contemporary feminism, holding accountable both traditional feminism for stigmatizing sex workers, and also the sex industry for its sexist practices.

For yourself

die Erfüllung weiblicher Sexualität

Author: Lonnie Barbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548201825

Category:

Page: 230

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Pushed

The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care

Author: Jennifer Block

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738211826

Category: History

Page: 320

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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.

Mindful Pregnancy & Birth

Nurturing Love and Awareness

Author: Riga Forbes

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782405054

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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"This is a great book which gives you the inspiration to go through your pregnancy and birth with a mindful approach. As well as advice it also has meditative exercises and insights. A great, helpful book for mothers-to-be." - Catherine Balavage (Frost Magazine) Focusing on the entire journey; from pregnancy through to early parenthood, this guide to living mindfully for expectant mothers helps prepare you for birth and improve your wellbeing with the ancient practice of mindfulness. When we talk about making something, it usually refers to creating, manipulating, or forming a material. In pregnancy, our bodies are wrapped up in doing all of these things at once, and on a grand scale. But in the act of making space in ourselves through mindfulness, none of these things apply. In Mindful Pregnancy & Birth we engage in an act of "not doing". Of not changing, but of simply "being" in the experience of ourselves. Pregnancy is a phase in which to reconcile what has been, with what will become. It is a process, a time of change, and even more so for a first-time mother. It is a recognition of our dreams for the future being in transit, in gestation, in the making.

Spinster Girls – Was ist schon normal?

Roman

Author: Holly Bourne

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434813

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Wir sind stark, wir lassen uns nichts sagen und küssen trotzdem. Wir sind die Spinster Girls! Alles, was Evie will, ist normal zu sein. Und sie ist schon ziemlich nah dran, denn immerhin geht sie wieder zur Schule, auf Partys und hat sogar ein Date. Letzteres entpuppt sich zwar als absolutes Desaster, dafür aber lernt sie dadurch Amber und Lottie kennen, mit denen sie den Spinster Club gründet. Doch schafft sie es auch, mit ihren neuen Freundinnen über ihre Krankheit zu sprechen?