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.

Birth With Confidence

Savvy Choices for Normal Birth

Author: Rhea Dempsey

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 148356830X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 210

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Chapter 1. The birth you want: what motivates the willing woman? Chapter 2. Reality hurts: birth in the labour-bypass era Chapter 3. It’s a fine line: reframing pain in labour Chapter 4. Approaching labour: what pain type are you? Chapter 5. Crisis of confidence: when self-belief crumbles Chapter 6. The right support: who will get you through?

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

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

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439103432

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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FROM THE EDITORS OF THE CLASSIC "BIBLE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH," A TRUSTWORTHY, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO HELP EVERY WOMAN NAVIGATE THE MENOPAUSE TRANSITION For decades, millions of women have relied on Our Bodies, Ourselves to provide the most comprehensive, honest, and accurate information on women's health. Now, in Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause, the editors of the classic guide discuss the transition of menopause. With a preface by Vivian Pinn, M.D., the director of the Office of Research on Women's Health at the National Institutes of Health, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause includes definitive information from the latest research and personal stories from a diverse group of women. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause provides an in-depth look at subjects such as hormone therapy and sexuality as well as proven strategies for coping with challenges like hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats. In clear, accessible language, the book dispels menopause myths and provides crucial information that women can use to take control of their own health and get the best care possible. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause is an essential resource for women who are experiencing -- or expecting -- menopause.

Pushed

The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care

Author: Jennifer Block

Publisher: Da Capo Press

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.

Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century

A Book by and for Women

Author: N.A

Publisher: Touchstone Books

ISBN: 9780684842318

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 780

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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.

Our Bodies, Ourselves

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

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9781439190661

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 944

View: 2210

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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.

Orgasmic Birth

Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience

Author: Elizabeth Davis,Debra Pascal-Bonaro

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1605290971

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 3620

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Based on the hit documentary that inspired a vibrant online community, this innovative approach to birthing shows women how to maximize childbirth's emotional and physical rewards. With more than 4 million babies born in the United States each year, too many women experience birth as nothing more than a routine or painful event. In her much-praised film Orgasmic Birth, acclaimed filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro showed that in fact childbirth is a natural process to be enjoyed and cherished. Now she joins forces with renowned author and activist Elizabeth Davis to offer an enlightening program to help women attain the most empowering and satisfying birth experience possible. While an orgasmic birth can, for some, induce feelings of intense, ecstatic pleasure, it is ultimately about taking control of one's own body and making the most informed decisions to have a safe, memorable, and joyful birth day. Whether women choose to give birth at home, in a hospital, or in a birthing center, Orgasmic Birth provides all the necessary tools and guidance to design the birth plan that's best for them. Featuring inspiring stories from mothers and their partners and filled with practical advice and solutions, this one-of-a-kind resource is the next frontier of natural, intimate childbirth.

Your Best Birth

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

Author: Ricki Lake,Abby Epstein

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 0446552135

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 3459

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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

Our Bodies, Ourselves

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

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439196656

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 848

View: 9610

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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.

Mindful Pregnancy & Birth

Nurturing Love and Awareness

Author: Riga Forbes

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782405054

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 7953

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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.

Changing Bodies, Changing Lives

A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships

Author: Ruth Bell,Ruth Bell Alexander

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 081292990X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 411

View: 5304

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A co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves presents an expanded revision of a best-seller, first published in 1981, offering teenagers and their parents accurate, impartial advice on sexuality, puberty, body image, and related topics. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth

Author: Sheila Kitzinger,Marcia May

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0375710477

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

View: 2592

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A guide to pregnancy and childbirth provides all the information women need to make decisions about prenatal tests, pain control, and how and where to give birth, with advice on the development of the fetus, body changes, and labor preparation techniques.

Conception, Pregnancy & Birth

The Childbirth Bible for Today's Parents

Author: Miriam Stoppard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756652103

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 376

View: 9156

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Widely accepted as the definitive guide to pregnancy andchildbirth, Dr. Miriam Stoppard’s Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth has sold well over a million copies since it was firstpublished. This new edition has not only been given a completely new look with stunning new photography but it has also been updated and re-written with 20-25 percent new material. New information will cover the latest developments in pregnancy and birth, from up-to-date research on how your stress levels can affect your unborn baby to new developments in delivering your baby.

The Birth Partner

A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions

Author: Penny Simkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1558328807

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

View: 1214

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Since the original publication of The Birth Partner, new mothers' partners, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth assistants) have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother from the last few weeks of pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Fully revised in its fourth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. This completely updated edition includes thorough information on:Preparing for labor and knowing when it has begun; Normal labor and how to help the woman every step of the way; Epidurals and other medications for labor; Non-drug techniques for easing labor pain; Cesarean birth and complications that may require it; Breastfeeding and newborn care; And much more.For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable.

From Conception to Birth

A Life Unfolds

Author: Alexander Tsiaras

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 0385503180

Category: Medical

Page: 283

View: 8540

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Color photographs and computer imaging provide a portrait of the growth of a baby from conception to birth, tracing the development of individual body parts and systems and celebrating each milestone along the way.

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

The Complete Guide

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

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738285021

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 512

View: 6505

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Available for the first time in full color, the up-to-date and authoritative pregnancy guide that has sold 1.5 million copies--by recognizing that "one size fits all" doesn't apply to maternity care Parents love this book because it puts them in control; experts love it because it's based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn provides the information and guidance you need to make informed decisions about having a safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period--decisions that reflect your preferences, priorities, and values. Unlike pregnancy guides that can overwhelm and alarm by telling you up front all the things that can possibly go wrong, this book first describes normal, healthy processes, their typical variations, and the usual care practices for monitoring them. Only then does it cover possible complications and the care practices and procedures for resolving them. Throughout, the presentation is crystal-clear, the tone is reassuring, and the voice is empowering. And the language is inclusive, reflecting today's various family configurations such as single-parent families, blended families formed by second marriages, families with gay and lesbian parents, and families formed by open adoption or surrogacy. From sensible nutrition advice to realistic birth plans, from birth doulas when desired to cesareans when needed, from reducing stress during pregnancy to caring for yourself as well as your baby after birth, this pregnancy guide speaks to today's parents-to-be like no other.

Body Panic

Gender, Health, and the Selling of Fitness

Author: Shari L. Dworkin,Faye Linda Wachs

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814719686

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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In this, the third volume of an interdisciplinary history of the United States since the Civil War, Sean Dennis Cashman provides a comprehensive review of politics and economics from the tawdry affluence of the 1920s throught the searing tragedy of the Great Depression to the achievements of the New Deal in providing millions with relief, job opportunities, and hope before America was poised for its ascent to globalism on the eve of World War II. The book concludes with an account of the sliding path to war as Europe and Asia became prey to the ambitions of Hitler and military opportunists in Japan. The book also surveys the creative achievements of America's lost generation of artists, writers, and intellectuals; continuing innovations in transportation and communications wrought by automobiles and airplanes, radio and motion pictures; the experiences of black Americans, labor, and America's different classes and ethnic groups; and the tragicomedy of national prohibition. The cast of characters includes FDR, the New Dealers, Eleanor Roosevelt, George W. Norris, William E. Borah, Huey Long, Henry Ford, Clarence Darrow, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, W.E.B. DuBois, A. Philip Randolph, Orson Welles, Wendell Willkie, and the stars of radio and the silver screen. The first book in this series, America in the Gilded Age, is now accounted a classic for historiographical synthesis and stylisic polish. America in the Age of the Titans, covering the Progressive Era and World War I, and America in the Twenties and Thirties reveal the author's unerring grasp of various primary and secondary sources and his emphasis upon structures, individuals, and anecdotes about them. The book is lavishly illustrated with various prints, photographs, and reproductions from the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Painless Childbirth

An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth

Author: Giuditta Tornetta

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581826401

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 319

View: 3061

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Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth is a nine-step guide designed to help mothers better understand themselves and the baby that is forming inside their belly. Painless Childbirth promotes self-confidence, urging women to take charge of their well-being as they make informed decisions about their prenatal care, their life choices, and their emotional state. Giuditta Tornetta offers a clear, easy-to-follow process that leads women to discover their innate ability to give birth to their babies and build their self-esteem. She'll help you tune out some of the supposed "experts" and fear-based pregnancy guides and help you rely on your own inner knowledge. Studies have shown that the quality of life in the womb is in direct correlation with the quality of the future life. Over the course of nine months, a mother is encouraged to look at the mix of emotional, psychological, and spiritual influences that have shaped her and will mold her baby's present and future. This essential guide is filled with practical tools and exercises to empower the mother to overcome the many obstacles and fears that stand in the way of her serenity and preparation for a natural delivery. Author Giuditta Tornetta says, "This is not a new technique, but a call to a shift in consciousness from 'pregnancy and labor are happening to me,' to 'my baby and I are working together towards the same joyful goal: the making of and arrival of new life.'" Here's what the experts say about Painless Childbirth: "Pregnancy is a beautiful balance of life, love and spirit and Giuditta reflects that perfectly in her gentle book. What a lovely way to prepare for your new life ahead." --Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, creator of the book/DVD The Happiest Baby on the Block "Painless Childbirth is filled with heartfelt, practical and scientifically accurate information. It helps women expect the best - and then create it." --Christiane Northrup, MD, bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom "The author in her doula practice incorporates pre- and perinatal psychology principles with matter-of-fact assertiveness, and basic p&p premises are authoritatively conveyed throughout the book. This might be the most interesting book yet on a doula's life." --Joel Evans, MD, OB/GYN, director of The Center for Women's Health in Stamford, CT, author of The Whole Pregnancy Handbook "As we birth our babies, we also give birth to ourselves as mothers. Giuditta's gentle guidance and spiritual nourishment will give confidence and joy on the exquisite journey to motherhood." --Sarah Buckley, MD, is the author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices

The Pregnant Body Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405372583

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 4681

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The complete illustrated guide from conception to birth. The Pregnant Body Book is a comprehensive visual guide to every aspect of conception, pregnancy and birth exploring the important changes that take place in a completely revolutionary way. State-of-the-art images, extraordinary photography and accessible text track each stage of both the mother and baby's development from fertilisation to birth week-by-week. This unprecedented guide covers everything you could possibly want to know from the science behind sex and conception to the intricacies of genetics and includes a detailed look at the anatomy and physiology of both the male and female reproductive systems and the groundbreaking medical advances that define the 21st-century understanding of pregnancy. The Pregnant Body Book is the first of its kind and an ideal reference for prospective parents, as well as both medical and midwifery students.

The Business of Baby

What Doctors Don't Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line

Author: Jennifer Margulis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451636083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 344

View: 2907

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An investigation into the business side of pregnancy and early childhood reveals how health care for parents and babies is being undermined by commercial interests, explaining how profit margins are leading to such consequences as potty training delays, prevalent cesareans, reduced breastfeeding and high mortality rates.