Rebounding from Childbirth

Toward Emotional Recovery

Author: Lynn Madsen

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780897893480

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 166

View: 8804

A nurturing and revealing account of how giving birth can cause deep emotional wounds for women in both their perception of themselves and their ability to relate to their families and how these wounds can be healed through self-analysis, journal writing, and psychological counseling.

Heal Your Birth Story

... Releasing the Unexpected

Author: Maureen Campion

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511910354


Page: 258

View: 4094

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.

I Wish Someone Had Told Me

A Realistic Guide to Early Motherhood

Author: Nina Barrett

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613733615

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 252

View: 3314

There's no shortage of "expert" advice for the new mother: books, doctors, and well-meaning grandmothers liberally give opinions on what you should be doing and how you should be feeling. But I Wish Someone Had Told Me is not a book of shoulds: it is a book about how women really handle the joys, the challenges, and the problems of being a mother. During the course of her interviews with more than sixty new moms, Nina Barrett made an important discovery. No one knows the secret: we are all putting our motherhood together from scratch. This collection of tales from the front addresses universal topics from labor (yes, it hurts), to marriage (babies may create a strain rather than a bond), to daycare (there is no Mary Poppins), to everyday life with a baby (what exactly does a newborn do all day?). This book by mothers for mothers will instill confidence in all new mothers who fear that every other mother knows something that they do not.

Traumatic Childbirth

Author: Cheryl Tatano Beck,Jeanne Watson Driscoll,Sue Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135021139

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 1511

Postpartum depression has become a more recognized mental illness over the past decade as a result of education and increased awareness. Traumatic childbirth, however, is still often overlooked, resulting in a scarcity of information for health professionals. This is in spite of up to 34% of new mothers reporting experiencing a traumatic childbirth and prevalence rates rising for high risk mothers, such as those who experience stillbirth or who had very low birth weight infants. This ground-breaking book brings together an academic, a clinician and a birth trauma activist. Each chapter discusses current research, women’s stories, the common themes in the stories and the implications of these for practice, clinical case studies and a clinician’s insights and recommendations for care. Topics covered include: mothers’ perspectives, fathers’ perspectives, the impact on breastfeeding, the impact on subsequent births, PTSD after childbirth and EMDR treatment for PTSD. This book is a valuable resource for health professionals who come into contact with new mothers, providing the most current and accurate information on traumatic childbirth. It also presents mothers’ experiences in a manner that is accessible to women, their partners, and families.

Birth Crisis

Author: Sheila Kitzinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134193025

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 7681

One new mother in twenty is diagnosed with traumatic stress after childbirth. In Birth Crisis Sheila Kitzinger explores the disempowerment and anxiety experienced by these women. Key topics discussed include: increasing intervention in pregnancy the shift in emphasis from relationships to technology in childbirth how family, friends and professional caregivers can reach out to traumatized mothers how women can work through stress to understand themselves more deeply and grow in emotional maturity how care and the medical system needs to be changed. Birth Crisis draws on mothers' voices and real-life experiences to explore the suffering after childbirth which has, until now, been brushed under the carpet. It is a fascinating and useful resource for student and practising midwives, all health professionals, and women and their families who want to learn how to overcome a traumatic birth.

How to Heal a Bad Birth

Making Sense, Making Peace and Moving on

Author: Melissa J Bruijn,Debby A. Gould

Publisher: Birthtalk.Org

ISBN: 9780992351601

Category: Childbirth

Page: 560

View: 1925

"How to Heal a Bad Birth" is for women (and their partners) who have experienced a challenging birth, and want to gain understanding and clarity about 'what happened', and why they feel so bad...and move on. Written by the co-founders of, this book is a straightforward guide to make sense, make peace and move on... whether to a much better birth, or just back to your family, feeling more complete and at peace.

Pilates Workbook for Pregnancy

Author: Michael King,Yolande Green

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569753105

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 96

View: 2492

Presents original Pilates matwork exercises on three different experience levels, designed specifically for use during and after pregnancy, emphasizing breathing, gentle stretching, and precise techniques for keeping a pregnant body healthy, easing labor, and recovering swiftly. Original. 25,000 first printing.

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

Author: Sonya Sones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439107577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1582

My name is Ruby. This book is about me. It tells the deeply hideous story of what happens when my mother dies and I'm dragged three thousand miles away from my gorgeous boyfriend, Ray, to live in L.A. with my father, who I've never even met because he's such a scumbag that he divorced my mom before I was born. The only way I've ever even seen him is in the movies, since he's this megafamous actor who's been way too busy trying to win Oscars to even visit me once in fifteen years. Everyone loves my father. Everyone but me.

The Breastfeeding Book

Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning

Author: Martha Sears,William Sears

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316047524

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 1937

A fully revised edition of the Dr. Sears guide to breastfeeding, a perennial favorite for parents for nearly two decades. From pediatric experts Martha Sears, R.N., and William Sears, M.D., a comprehensive, reassuring, authoritative information on: How to get started breastfeeding, with illustrated tips for latching on Increasing your milk supply Breastfeeding when working away from home Pumps and other technology associated with breastfeeding Making sure your nursing baby gets optimum nutrition, including the most recent information about the importance of omega-3 fatty acids and "milk-oriented microbiota" Nutrition and fitness for moms Nighttime breastfeeding Breastfeeding and fertility Toddler nursing and weaning Special circumstances And much more... Breastfeeding contributes to nurturing a smarter and healthier baby, and a healthier and more intuitive mommy. Isn't that what every child needs, and every parent wants?

The Mother-to-mother Postpartum Depression Support Book

Real Stories from Women who Lived Through it and Recovered

Author: Sandra Poulin

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425208083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 195

View: 6928

A supportive handbook for women suffering from postpartum depression draws on the wisdom, experiences, and advice of fellow sufferers to present a complete guide to PPD, its symptoms, causes, and treatment strategies. Original.

Anatomy of a Splitting Borderline

Description and Analysis of a Case History

Author: René J. Muller

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275949754

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 8208

Presents a journal of a 15-month course of therapy with a classic splitting borderline patient, followed by an in-depth analysis of the case.

The Millionaire's Love-Child

Author: Elizabeth Power

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1552546489

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3769

It was every mother's worst nightmare. Annie's son had been swapped at birth! But it got worse: her charismatic ex-boss, Brant Cadman, was raising her real son—and she his! Brant made Annie an irresistible proposition—marry him. Annie knew both their sons needed their mom and dad. Plus, she couldn't deny the intense physical attraction between them…because once they'd shared a night of love….

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: 7674

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

Birth Tides

Turning Towards Home Birth

Author: Marie O'Connor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780044409168

Category: Childbirth at home

Page: 310

View: 2555

This book is based on the real experiences of over 100 women who chose to give birth at home. Here are the true stories of painless natural births - and of hard labours. Of babies coming out by themselves - and of babies who never want to come. Of unattended births - and of midwives who lift the pain away. Of absent fathers - and of partners acting as midwives, by accident and by design.

Precious Babies

Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting after Infertility

Author: Kate Brian

Publisher: Piatkus

ISBN: 0748122060

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 3900

Infertility never leaves you no matter what the outcome is - it does shape you and it shapes the way you bring your children up. One in six couples finds it difficult to conceive, and many thousands of babies are born in the UK every year as a result of fertility treatment. For women who finally have that long-awaited positive pregnancy test, the expectation is that they will now be the same as any other pregnant woman. The reality is that the experience of infertility continues to resonate during pregnancy, birth and often long afterwards. Packed with case histories and informed by expert advice, this is the first book to address the specific practical and emotional issues experienced by women who have struggled to become pregnant and provides much-needed reassurance and support. Contents include: The long-awaited positive result; Pregnancy; Birth; The early days; Postnatal depression; Family life; Trying again; An only child; More than one (twins etc); The teenage years and beyond; Donor families; Miscarriage.

Baby Catcher

Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

Author: Peggy Vincent

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743219341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6755

A former nurse chronicles her journey into midwifery, from her dissatisfaction with formulaic delivery room procedures in the 1960s to her eventual career as a "baby catcher," and chronicles her diverse birth experiences, the women she has encountered along the way, and role of midwifery in the United States. Reprint.

Young Mary of Nazareth

Author: Marianna Mayer

Publisher: Morrow Junior

ISBN: 9780688140625

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4886

An account of the life of the Virgin Mary, from her own birth through her early years and education at the Temple to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.

Chocolate & Vicodin

My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away

Author: Jennette Fulda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439182093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9880

The humorous and touching memoir of a woman who’s been seeking relief from a headache for more than two years. Jennette Fulda was riding high on the success of her first book, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir, until one fateful day in February 2008, when she developed a headache—and it never went away. So she dealt with it the best way she knows how: by writing about it. And eating lots of chocolate. In Chocolate and Vicodin, Jennette explores her change of identity from “the girl who lost hundreds of pounds” to “the girl who lives with constant pain,” and all she’s had to endure to try and make the pain stop—from a bevy of expensive, time-consuming tests, which have taught her interesting facts (for example, that an MRI does indeed cost more than a European vacation—and doesn’t last nearly as long), to tons of medications prescribed by her doctors to hilarious, sometimes insane advice she’s received from her blog readers. While nothing’s been able to grant her relief, she has gained a new perspective. Instead of dwelling on the “invisible tiara of nails” she may very well wear for the rest of her life, she’s instead learned how to live with the pain, sharing with readers not only how she’s managed to get by, but to laugh—and thrive—in spite of it.