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After Birth

By Elisa Albert
  • ISBN Code: : 0544273303
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 605
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A fierce novel about the postpartum experience filled with “dark humor and brutal honesty” (People). A year has passed since Ari gave birth to Walker, though it went so badly awry she has trouble calling it “birth” and she still can’t locate herself in her altered universe. Amid the strange, disjointed rhythms of her days and nights, and another impending winter in upstate New York, Ari is a tree without roots, struggling to keep her branches aloft. When Mina, a one-time cult indie musician—older, self-contained, alone, and nine months pregnant—moves to town, Ari sees the possibility of a new friend. And despite her unfortunate habit of generally mistrusting other females, they soon become comrades-in-arms . . . With piercing insight about the isolation and unrealistic expectations suffered by new mothers in our society, After Birth is about pregnancy and childbirth that is “vicious, hilarious, and above all real” (The New York Times Book Review). “[A] scaldingly and exhilaratingly honest account of new motherhood, emotional exile, and the complex romance of female friendship.” —Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!

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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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A fresh, new pregnancy guide—the first complete functional medicine book—offering women and their partners a comprehensive approach to maintain and enhance health and wellness before, during, and after pregnancy. The Wise Woman’s Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth combines the expertise of top-tier physical therapist Patricia Ladis—who works with superstar athletes, professional dancers, and celebrities—with Dr. Anita Sadaty, a highly regarded holistic ob-gyn with a celebrity clientele. Together, they have devised a six-step protocol beginning the six months before conception continuing forty days post-birth and beyond, incorporating holistic principles that encourage optimal wellness for mother, partner, and baby. Whether they are in their 20’s, 30’s or 40’s, this book empowers readers to be in tune with their bodies during all stages of pregnancy, and is the first book by a functional medicine dream-team aligning medical and structural body issues to avoid such potential pregnancy outcomes as osteoporosis, sciatica, pelvic prolapse, structural weakness, and postpartum depression. Each of the six stages organizes Ladis and Sadaty’s holistic principles into five easy-to-follow aspects: Body, Movement, Breathing, Nourishment, and Wisdom. They include practical applications such as foods to help reduce internal inflammation, specific exercises—with instructive photos—in each stage, breathing techniques to lower stress, and “pearls of wisdom” backed by science exploring a multicultural history of this special time in a woman’s life. For the first time, a pregnancy guide considers the importance of choices you make six months prior to conception, and the effect on genes. When both members of a couple are calm, fit, and well-nourished, the latest science suggests that together they are less likely to pass on negative genes to a child.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1465499210
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Health & Fitness
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  • Pdf File: the-science-of-pregnancy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Follow the amazing journey of the earliest stages of human life, with month-by-month development shown in unprecedented detail. The complex concepts and processes of emerging life are demystified with clear, jargon-free text, while exclusive 3-D images, extraordinary photographs, and detailed illustrations illuminate every aspect of human pregnancy. The largest section of the book examines the development of the baby in the womb and the parallel changes in the mother's body. Special 3-D art, illustrations, scans, and photographs show exactly how a baby changes and grows during pregnancy and how the female body adapts to carry it. A section on labor and birth explains these processes with step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-grasp text. The Science of Pregnancy also looks at the nature of human pregnancy, including how it evolved, and explores the anatomy and physiology of both the male and female reproductive systems. The mysteries of DNA and genetics are unraveled and explained in clear, illustrated detail, including patterns of inheritance and the interplay of genes and environment. Also provides straightforward, illustrated information on possible problems before, during, and after birth.

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By Vicky Chapman,Cathy Charles
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 111923509X
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Medical
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  • Pdf File: the-midwife-s-labour-and-birth-handbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Praise for the previous edition: “...An outstanding handbook. It will be a familiar volume on most midwifery bookshelves, providing an excellent guide to midwifery focused care of both woman and child in the birthing setting.” - Nursing Times Online Providing a practical and comprehensive guide to midwifery care, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook continues to promote best practice and a safe, satisfying birthing experience with a focus on women-centred care. Covering all aspects of care during labour and birth, from obstetric emergencies to the practicalities of perineal repair (including left-hand suturing), the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to include: Full colour photographs of kneeling extended breech and footling breech births New water birth and breech water birth photographs Female genital mutilation Sepsis Group B streptococcus Care of the woman with diabetes /Neonatal hypoglycaemia Mental health Seeding/microbirthing It also addresses important issues such as: Why are the numbers of UK women giving birth in stirrups RISING rather than falling? Why are so few preterm babies given bedside resuscitation with the cord intact? Would the creation of midwife breech practitioners/specialists enable more women to choose vaginal breech birth and is breech water birth safe? What is the legal position for women who choose to free birth – and their birth partners? Why are midwives challenging the OASI care bundle? Incorporating research, evidence and anecdotal observations, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook remains an essential resource for both student midwives and experienced practising midwives.

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  • Publisher : Sophia Institute Press
  • Book Code : 1622828577
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: ba.pdf

Book Short Summary:

During the year after giving birth, some mothers struggle to recover from the wearying days, sleepless nights, and assorted other troubles – mental, physical, and spiritual – that childbirth brings. If you’re one such woman, know that you don’t stand alone. Author Allison Auth has experienced all these woes and more, growing wise along the way in the art of postpartum life – a healing art she illuminates and shares here with you. In these lively, plainspoken pages, Auth introduces you to powerful exercise, health, and nutrition practices that can relieve – and often even eliminate – most of the troubles you might suffer during that difficult year after your baby is born. These practices will help you find the energy, balance, and healing – physical and spiritual – that you need to care confidently for your loved ones, your home, and your soul. Auth will even teach you a surefire way to slay, once and for all, the toxic temptation to compare yourself unfavorably with that “perfect mom” next door, whose hair is always tidy, clothes neat, and house clean. Here, you’ll also learn: -How to deal with unfulfilled expectations when your careful birth plans go awry -How vitamins, sleep, and exercise can help you sustain your loving relationship with your spouse and with God! -How to deal with Natural Family Planning uncertainties during the year after giving birth -How to overcome self-directed negativity about your post-pregnancy body -What to do when even small household tasks seem overwhelming -How to combat discouragement when your postpartum spiritual life grows feeble -How to open yourself to friendship with other new mothers (and why you must) -Why sustained self-care is critical to your well-being . . . and your family’s -Three ways to weather the stages of your child’s development and the seasons of family life -And much more! Whether you’re struggling through a “dark night” of genuine postpartum depression or simply enduring a frustrating roller coaster of emotions, Auth’s wealth of experience and bright wisdom will help you finally experience what you’ve been longing for since before your baby’s birth: the inexpressible joys of motherhood.

Afterbirth Highway

By K. D. Hessler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1499059426
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 877
  • Pdf File: afterbirth-highway.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Steve is screwed! The mountains of central Pennsylvania surround him as he stares helplessly at the old Volare oozing oil onto the roadbed of the desolate highway. Confused and disgusted, Steve laments that this is merely another thorn in the side of this contemptuous day which began when he called it quits with his long-time girlfriend. The relief he had been experiencing only moments ago by being hours away from her have been replaced with uneasy concern because he realizes he's also hours away from his desired destination. He is stranded, but he is not alone. The black hitchhiker Steve had picked up earlier is quietly studying him. Due to Steve’s selfish and cynical punker attitude, the two didn’t hit it off from the moment they met, and this is why Calvin is having trouble deciding on whether to hang around with Steve until help arrives or to ditch him entirely and resume hitching. After all, they'd both probably be better off without one another. However, what the two strangers aren't aware of is that the events over the next few hours will impact their lives with such profundity that they won’t be able to escape the respect and bond which results between them. Only the cruel, bitter reality of the world can break those chains, and unfortunately, it eventually does.

After the Baby

By Rhonda Nordin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Book Code : 1461625084
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 816
  • Pdf File: after-the-baby.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Conversational and practical, After the Baby teaches couples about the natural progression of their marriage as it expands to include children. An essential guide for strengthening marriage while becoming parents, it offers both help and hope for building better families.

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By Josh Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Josh Howard
  • Book Code : 1632942917
  • Total of Pages : 86
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 413
  • Pdf File: dead-17.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A group called "The Marked" rises to prominence, championed by self-appointed civil rights activist Zachary Pitch. But Nara, suspecting something more sinister lies at the heart of the movement, takes drastic measures to bring the truth to light.

Thermoregulation of Sick and Low Birth Weight Neonates

By Albert Okken,Jochim Koch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3642799345
  • Total of Pages : 241
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: thermoregulation-of-sick-and-low-birth-weight-neonates.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this book, the editors have succeeded in bringing together many renowned authors in the field. They discuss the physical principles of heat transfer in various heating devices used in neonatal care for temperature distribution throughout the body, such as incubators, open radiant warmers, and heated mattresses, as well as the significance of simultaneously monitoring core and periphal temperature. Alongside a treatment of extreme thermal conditions, contributions also pinpoint the optimal thermal environment. An invaluable aid for all those working in the field of neonatal care, including doctors, scientists, students, and nurses.

ARO HEALING Touching Lives THEORIES, TECHNIQUES and THERAPIES

By Lynette Barnard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1483631648
  • Total of Pages : 852
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 545
  • Pdf File: aro-healing-touching-lives-theories-techniques-and-therapies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

CHAPTER 1: Definition and Outline OVERVIEW The Founding History of Aro-healing MASSAGES, THERAPIES, TREATMENTS Governing Bodies, Mission and Company Profile The Role of Massage, The Aro-healing Technique The Role of Touch, The Aro- Touch Technique, Aro-Reflex Stimulation Therapy What is Aro-healing, Advantages of using Aro-health massages Professional Massages Significance of Aro-healing Contents for Chapter 2: Whole Medical Systems Influencing the Body, Influencing the Mind, History of Massage, Massage Therapy, Massage as a way of relieving stress Different Types of Massage Therapies Different Types of Massage and Touch Therapy Techniques Therapy Discussion: Aromatherapy, Essential Oils (100 percent pure) Reflexology, How does it work, Can Reflexology do any harm Traditional Thai foot massage, Do you do traditional Thai foot massage, Possible reactions, Contraindications Acupressure, Acupressure is part of a Traditional Chinese System of Medicine Whole Medical Systems: In which Category does it Belong? 3 Categories. Conventional Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Whole Medical Systems. Whole Medical Systems: Acupuncture, The difference between acupuncture and acupressure, Acupuncture facts Ayurveda, Ayurveda mind and body type, Ayurvedic massage, Ayurvedic Oils and Medicines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Chinese Materia Medica, The diagnostic tools differ from those of conventional medicine Herbalism Herbology (Phytotherapy), Anthropology of Herbalism Naturopathy, 6 principles form the basis of Naturopathy, Natural treatment approaches; Homeopathy, Regulation of Homeopathic Treatments, Side Effects and Risks; Aro-healing Revised Complimentary Therapy (ARC), Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges, Oils used by Aro-healing Therapy Discussions for Chapter 2: Aromatherapy is an ancient healing art which uses essential oils Reflexology An alternative medicine method Traditional Thai foot massage Based on Traditional Chinese massage of the feet Acupressure An ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of Acupuncture Acupuncture An ancient Chinese technique that works by releasing the body's vital energy, known as Chi Ayurveda In India, Ayurvedic medicine has complex formulas to balance "Vata", "Pitta" or "Kapha" Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Uses a number of therapeutic approaches such as acupuncture and moxibustion, herbs and other natural products, and massage Herbalism Herbology (Phytotherapy) The study and use of medicinal properties of plants and plant extracts Naturopathy Ancient and modern therapies from other traditions Homeopathy A complete system of medical theory and practice Aro-healing Revised Complimentary Therapy (ARC ) Aro-healing, Aro-healing Massage Therapy Contents for Chapter 3: Aro-Technique Products Why is an Aro-Technique Product different from other products; What does 'cold pressed' or 'first cold compressed' mean; Benefits of using ARO-TECHNIQUE PRODUCTS The Role of Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges: Discussions from Newsletters; DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS AT LAUNCHES AND PROMOTIONS The Role of 100 Percent Pure Aromatic Essential Oils; The Role of Aromachology and Somatology; Aromachology and Aromatherapy both promote the positive effects of fragrance on mood How to use essential oils; MASSAGE AROMATHERAPY, MEDICAL AROMATHERAPY, OLFACTORY AROMATHERAPY and COSMETIC AROMATHERAPY The Aro-Recipe Specimen; (All Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges are trademarked The Role of the Website Presence; Aro-Technique Products that can be ordered through Aro-healing's website: (http://wwwaro-healing.com); Website Products – Online Shop; Review: Permonlie Anti-wrinkle Cream - Guide on available anti-wrinkle products Massage Oils Other Massage Oils General information on facial massage Nappy rash Customer Reviews Definitions of barrier cream Usage - Key Points How do I tr

The Doula Guide to Birth

By Ananda Lowe,Rachel Zimmerman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0553906593
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 509
  • Pdf File: the-doula-guide-to-birth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Here is your guide to the fastest-growing trend in childbirth—a tradition as old as motherhood itself. Doulas, or professional labor assistants, have led thousands of expectant women through the birthing process in a way that’s safe and meaningful, and that creates the birth and postbirth experience all mothers long for. What exactly do doulas do? How to find one that suits you. What are the “trade secrets” only doulas know but every woman should be aware of (even if you don’t have a doula)? In The Doula Guide to Birth, senior-level doula Ananda Lowe and award-winning health reporter Rachel Zimmerman have written a most comprehensive book that draws on the wisdom of these skilled experts, whose experience with doctors, midwives, nurses, and hospitals makes them invaluable advocates before, during, and after birth. * Labor techniques anyone can use * Pain medication: do you, don’t you—and when? * What dads and loved ones need and can do best * When should you really go to the hospital in labor? * How to prepare for unexpected medical procedures, including cesareans and epidural * Postpartum—what it’s really like * A clip-out chart of labor techniques, birth plan worksheets, and much more Combining science, wit, warmth, and support, as well as the inspirational stories of dozens of mothers and their partners, you’ll find the “doula viewpoint” on every major pregnancy and delivery issue, making this one of the most important childbirth books you’ll ever read and recommend.

Gastrointestinal Oncology

By James L. Abbruzzese,Douglas B. Evans,Christopher G. Willett,Cecilia Fenoglio-Preiser
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780199747863
  • Total of Pages : 948
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 862
  • Pdf File: gastrointestinal-oncology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 74 chapters, Gastrointestinal Oncology brings together a diverse group of specialists to provide the most authoritative, up-to-date and encyclopedic volume currently available on the subject. The first part of this text introduces a series of concepts and topics taht are important to gastrointestinal malignancies in general. These topics include epidemiologic principles, prevention, screening, familial GI cancers, developmental and molecular biology, pathobiology, general therapeutic principles, emerging therapies, and palliative care. The second part of the book covers each of the specific cancers affecting the human gastrointestinal tract. These chapters are introduced by state of the art discussions outlining our current understanding of the pathobiology and molecular biology relevant to each cancer. Subsequent sections describe the multidisciplinary management of specific clinical situations. By organizing the treatment-related chapters around clinical scenarios, the reader will readily find the information necessary to effectively manage the complex clinical situations encountered by patients with gastrointestinal malignancies.

Gentle First Year: The Essential Guide to Mother and Baby Wellbeing in the First Twelve Months

By Dr. Gowri Motha,Karen Swan MacLeod
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007372094
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 455
  • Pdf File: gentle-first-year.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dr Gowri Motha is one the UK’s most respected obstetricians, working in holistic practice alongside Dr Yehudi Gordon. Her Gentle Birth Method has been hugely popular with celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow. Now she helps mothers in the first year after birth bond with their child and give them the best start in life.

Born in the USA

By Marsden Wagner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520941748
  • Total of Pages : 305
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 918
  • Pdf File: born-in-the-usa.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this rare, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in hospitals across the country, a longtime medical insider and international authority on childbirth assesses the flawed American maternity care system, powerfully demonstrating how it fails to deliver safe, effective care for both mothers and babies. Written for mothers and fathers, obstetricians, nurses, midwives, scientists, insurance professionals, and anyone contemplating having a child, this passionate exposé documents how, in the most expensive maternity care system in the world, women have lost control over childbirth and what the disturbing results of this phenomenon have been. Born in the USA examines issues including midwifery and the safety of out-of-hospital birth, how the process of becoming a doctor can adversely affect both practitioners and their patients, and why there has been a rise in the use of risky but doctor-friendly interventions, including the use of Cytotec, a drug that has not been approved by the FDA for pregnant women. Most importantly, this gripping investigation, supported by many troubling personal stories, explores how women can reclaim the childbirth experience for the betterment of themselves and their children. Born in the USA tells: * Why women are 70% more likely to die in childbirth in America than in Europe * What motivates obstetricians to use dangerous and unnecessary drugs and procedures * How the present malpractice crisis has been aggravated by the fear of accountability * Why procedures such as cesarean section and birth inductions are so readily used

Joy of Pregnancy 2nd Edition

By Tori Kropp
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvard Common Press
  • Book Code : 155832920X
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 833
  • Pdf File: joy-of-pregnancy-2nd-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Perinatal registered nurse Tori Kropp covers every aspect of pregnancy—all the medical facts, but also the magic, humor, and joy of this very special time—month by month in this fully revised and updated edition of The Joy of Pregnancy, including recent medical advances and changes in typical hospital procedures. As you move through every month of pregnancy, learn how your baby is developing, how your body is changing, how to prepare for birth and baby, and the pros and cons of various pregnancy and childbirth-related choices. The first month after birth is also covered, including breastfeeding tips and newborn care. Tori’s tone is reassuring and authoritative, but also non-judgmental and often humorous. Questions and answers from her online community Stork Site®, highlighted tips, and quick-reference facts make the informative text accessible and fun to read. A Dad’s Corner section at the end of each chapter provides advice and support to your partner through every stage. You’ll learn: What foods, substances, and activities to limit or avoid What medications are safe to take The range of available diagnostic tests What to expect at each prenatal checkup Details of every stage of labor, with illustrations of labor positions Four appendices condense the advice from the chapters into easy-to-access references. You’ll find lists of questions to ask when choosing a birth facility, a practitioner, and childbirth class; advice for caring for your body, like ways to survive morning sickness and cope with labor; a packing list for your hospital bag; shopping list for the nursery and baby equipment; month-by-month to-do checklists; as well as suggestions for further reading. With this book by your side, you and your partner will be prepared to take an active role in ensuring a healthy, happy, and truly joyful pregnancy.