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Baby Catcher

By Peggy Vincent
  • ISBN Code: : 0743242378
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reads : 213
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : ba.pdf

Book Excerpt :

An inspiring collection of birth stories by a charming midwife. Each time she knelt to “catch” another wriggling baby—nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career—California midwife Peggy Vincent paid homage to the moment when pain bows to joy and the world makes way for one more. With every birth, she encounters another woman-turned-goddess: Catherine rides out her labor in a car careening down a mountain road. Sofia spends hers trying to keep her hyper doctor-father from burning down the house. Susannah gives birth so quietly that neither husband nor midwife notice until there's a baby in the room. More than a collection of birth stories, however, Baby Catcher is a provocative account of the difficulties that midwives face in the United States. With vivid portraits of courage, perseverance, and love, this is an impassioned call to rethink technological hospital births in favor of more individualized and profound experiences in which mothers and fathers take center stage in the timeless drama of birth.

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  • Pdf File: maternal-child-nursing-care-e-book.pdf

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Master the essentials of maternity and pediatric nursing with this comprehensive, all-in-one text! Maternal Child Nursing Care, 7th Edition covers the issues and concerns of women during their childbearing years and children during their developing years. It uses a family-centered, problem-solving approach to patient care, with guidelines supported by evidence-based practice. New to this edition is an emphasis on clinical judgment skills and a new chapter on children with integumentary dysfunction. Written by a team of experts led by Shannon E. Perry and Marilyn J. Hockenberry, this book provides the accurate information you need to succeed in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the Next Generation NCLEX-RN® examination. Focus on the family throughout the text emphasizes the influence of the entire family in health and illness. Expert authors of the market-leading maternity and pediatric nursing textbooks combine to ensure delivery of the most accurate, up-to-date content. Information on victims of sexual abuse as parents and human trafficking helps you prepare to handle these delicate issues. Nursing Alerts highlight critical information that could lead to deteriorating or emergency situations. Guidelines boxes outline nursing procedures in an easy-to-follow format. Evidence-Based Practice boxes include findings from recent clinical studies. Emergency Treatment boxes describe the signs and symptoms of emergency situations and provide step-by-step interventions. Atraumatic Care boxes describe how to manage pain and provide competent care to pediatric patients with the least amount of physical or psychological stress. Community Focus boxes emphasize community issues, provide resources and guidance, and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings. Patient Teaching boxes highlight important information nurses need to communicate to patients and families. Cultural Considerations boxes describe beliefs and practices relating to pregnancy, labor and birth, parenting, and women’s health. Family-Centered Care boxes draw attention to the needs or concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care.

Five by Five: No Surrender

By William C. Dietz,Kevin J. Anderson,Aaron Allston,Brad R. Torgersen,R M Meluch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WordFire +ORM
  • Book Code : 161475070X
  • Total of Pages : 267
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 488
  • Pdf File: five.pdf

Book Short Summary:

TARGETS ARE LOCKED! Five short novels by five masters of military SF capture the excitement, and hell, of fantastic future war—on and off the battlefield. Stories of terrifying monsters, dangerous aliens and staggering cosmic dreadnaughts march alongside far-flung courtroom dramas and cautionary tales involving man and his devices. Michael A. Stackpole—The Star Tigers are commandeered by a powerful alien overseer on a covert mission to a world long abandoned by an ancient species. There, the ruins of a forgotten war will tip the balance of their war, unless the Star Tigers can prevent it. Sarah A. Hoyt—Lucius Dante Maximilian Keeva is a well-respected leader of the Usaian Revolution, but treason in the ranks can cost him everything that makes life worth living—unless he takes justice into his own hands and breaks every military regulation in its pursuit. Doug Dandridge—Faced with an enemy more than two hundred times her own size, Cinda Klerk has two options: hide, and let it destroy the planet she is supposed to protect, or find a way to even the odds and kill the enemy, even at the cost of her ship and crew. Eytan Kollin and Dani Kollin—As the Unincorporated War envelops the entire solar system, a father must come to the rescue of a daughter he never raised. But he'll have to convince her to save herself first. Kevin J. Anderson—In the war against an alien menace, Earth’s greatest military commanders risk themselves on the front lines, but with an escape hatch: If the situation goes terribly wrong, they can switch places with a safe soldier far from the battlefield. But the cannon-fodder volunteers don’t consider that such a good deal. Set your cross-hairs on the Target Zone.

The Psychological Processes of Childbearing

By Joan Raphael-Leff
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429921926
  • Total of Pages : 663
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 708
  • Pdf File: the-psychological-processes-of-childbearing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Childbearing seems eternal, primordial and universal. Yet human reproduction in the 21st century is in a state of flux. This accessible book highlights dramatic changes that have occurred over the last decades, focusing on both individual and cross-cultural diversity across the now elongated childbearing cycle and the uniqueness of desire and emotional experience. It does so by locating the transition to parenthood in its psycho-sexual and socio-economic context, emphasising interweaving internal/external realities and our inherent interconnectedness with others. Included are conscious and unconscious factors determining beliefs, expectations and parenting practices, and ways in which these are affected by rapid urbanisation, shrinking families, societal instability, HIV, governmental maternity and child care policies, and attitudes of professionals. Drawing widely on empirical and clinical research from disparate disciplines psychoanalytic, neuro-scientific, neonatal, sociological, obstetric, anthropological and midwifery this resource book synthesises these to illustrate a spectrum of processes affecting each person's mental health.

Birth

By Tina Cassidy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Book Code : 155584622X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 698
  • Pdf File: birth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Well-researched and engaging . . . Birth is a clever, almost irreverent look at an enduring everyday miracle. (A-)” —Entertainment Weekly “Wonderful. Packed full of information, a brilliant mixture of ancient wisdom and modern science.” —Kate Mosse, author of the New York Times best seller, Labyrinth “Birth is a power-packed book. . . . A lively, engaging, and often witty read, a quirky, eye-opening account of one of life’s most elemental experiences.” —The Boston Globe Published to widespread acclaim, Tina Cassidy’s smart, engaging book is the first world history of childbirth in fifty years. From evolution to the epidural and beyond, Tina Cassidy presents an intelligent, enlightening, and impeccably researched cultural history of how and why we’re born the way we are. Women have been giving birth for millennia but that’s about the only constant in the final stage of the great process that is human reproduction. Why is it that every culture and generation seems to have its own ideas about the best way to give birth? Cassidy explores the physical, anthropological, political, and religious factors that have and will continue to influence how women bring new life into the world.

Cosmic Cradle, Revised Edition

By Elizabeth M. Carman,Neil J. Carman, Ph.D.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Book Code : 1583945709
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 639
  • Pdf File: cosmic-cradle-revised-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Where was your soul before you were born? If your soul is immortal, did it have a "life" prior to birth? Did you choose your life and parents? Is reincarnation real? Elizabeth and Neil Carman, the authors of Cosmic Cradle, address these questions through interviews with adults and children who report pre-birth experiences (PBEs) not based on regression, hypnosis, or drugs. Instead, interviewees recall their pre-birth existence completely sober and awake. In contrast to near-death experiences (NDEs), which have been well documented to show us what the soul experiences after death, PBEs throw light upon our lives before birth. People with NDEs sense that they "return home" when their spirits cross to the other side. What is the nature of this place we "return" to? PBEs suggest that we come from the same place we return to: we come from the Light and return to the Light. The same eternal "you" progresses through life before life, human life, and life after death. This new edition of Cosmic Cradle explores your soul's journey into your mother's womb--where your soul comes from, the origin and purpose of your life, and the process by which you entered an earthly body. In pre-birth communications, parents meet a soul seeking to cross over from the heavenly realm to human birth. Persons with pre-birth memories recall existence in a luminous world before birth, in which they preview the upcoming life with a Divine Planner, and recall how they journeyed to their mothers' wombs. Contents Foreword by Bernie Siegel, MD Introduction: Amnesia of Our Spiritual Origins Part One: Pre-Birth Memory 1. Children as Messengers 2. Memories of the Cosmic Cradle 3. “I Was in Your Tummy Twice” 4. Scanning Soul Plans: Contemporary Pre-Birth Memories 5. Welcome to Planet Earth 6. Shirley Temple and the Blue Bird 7. Our Soul as a Tiny Spaceship 8. I Saw All My Costumes Part Two: Pre-Birth Communications 9. Souls Waiting in the Wings for Birth 10. Soul as a Sphere of Light 11. Cosmic Conception 12. Miscarriages and Stillbirths in the Light of Pre-Birth Plans 13. Conversations with Unborn Children Part Three: Pre-Birth Wisdom down through History 14. Spirit-Children Down Under 15. Lodge of the Great Manitou 16. The Cosmic Designer 17. Travelers from the Light 18. Journey from Forgetting to Remembering From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sing To Me David

By Thomas McCavour
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1460281934
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 912
  • Pdf File: sing-to-me-david.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What happens when the female descendant of a Black Loyalist slave and the male descendant of an Irish emigrant come together in a maritime nation noted for its racial and religious intolerance? Can ebony and ivory mix? Can a young romance born from a common love of music possibly survive? Sing To Me David follows the young life of Patience Rumney and David McIvarr as they grow up during alternating periods of war, prosperity and adversity in the early 1900s; each searching for an identity and a purpose in life by exploring their early origins. The story flashes back more than a century to the Rumney exodus from the United States after the American Revolution and the McIvarr flight from Ireland during the Great Famine. Sing To Me David will bring joy to your heart and tears to your eyes as Patience and David struggle with their romantic relationship.

Appointments with Heaven

By Reggie Anderson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1414388403
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 120
  • Pdf File: appointments-with-heaven.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When Dr. Reggie Anderson is present at the bedside of a dying patient, something miraculous happens. Sometimes as he sits vigil and holds the patients hand . . . he can experience what they feel and see as they cross over. Because of these God-given glimpses of the afterlifehis appointments with heavenReggie knows beyond a doubt that we are closer to the next world than we think. Join him as he shares remarkable stories from his life and practice, including the tragedy that nearly drove him away from faith forever. He reveals how what hes seen, heard, and experienced has shaped what he believes about living and dying; how we can face the passing of our loved ones with the courage and confidence that we will see them again; and how we can each prepare for our own appointment with heaven. Soul-stirring and hope-filled, Appointments with Heaven is a powerful journey into the questions at the very core of your being: Is there more to life than this? What is heaven like? And, most important: Do I believe it enough to let it change me?

A Journey to Remember

By Geraldine Fisher Ashe (Geri Ashe)
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1475953550
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 896
  • Pdf File: a-journey-to-remember.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As we join our Moon’s Light Cove family again, many of them are preparing for a long planned for and prayed for journey. They travel west to reunite with greatly missed loved ones and to be present for the addition of a new and precious life. The journey is long and hard but the welcome that awaits them is worth it. A beautiful new life is celebrated and young love blooms, leaving Jewel wondering if she will one day lose part of her family to the call of the west. New friends are made and a long prayed for death bed promise is finally fulfilled. In the beauty and splendor of the west our Moon’s Light Cove family is truly shown no matter how far from home you may travel God is always with you. Through moments of fear and sadness and times of joy and blessings God is right beside Jewel and the McClure clan leading them and protecting them. Join Jewel and her family as they embark on the greatest journey of their lives. Witness how God can change minds and hearts, and bless people beyond their dreams. With God guiding their way this will truly be a journey to remember.

Slayground

By Philip Caveney
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Book Code : 0755393538
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 203
  • Pdf File: slayground.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A deadly game is about to begin in Philip Caveney's gritty gang thriller. Fourteen-year-old Finn McManus is a seasoned villain on the notorious Merton Estate. But when a psychopathic Yardie starts moving in, Finn realises that baseball bats and razors will no longer protect his territory... Nick Saunders manages a PR company handling its biggest ever challenge: the visit of famous American rapper and film star, Bobby C. Cooper, an arrogant loudmouth with a contempt for the law. When these two cultures collide, Nick is propelled straight into a nightmare - battling to rescue a helpless hostage from the fickle knife-edge between life and death. What chance has one man in this hellish landscape now erupting in a frenzy of gang conflict, mutilation and death? For in this desperate game the only winners are those who can survive...

Cranes Among Chickens

By James J. Ong
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 146915384X
  • Total of Pages : 625
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 223
  • Pdf File: cranes-among-chickens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Cranes Among Chickens is a compelling memoir about a Taiwanese family, with tales of immigrants and pioneers, of ambition and rebellion, of three generations spanning one hundred years, two continents, five countries, and three wars. This family saga mirrors a tumultuous period in history as Taiwan transitioned from a 19th century backwater to a 21st century economic powerhouse. These collected stories drawn from diaries, letters, oral accounts, and the authors recollections of his own journey to American citizenship and professional acclaim provide a candid portrait of a remarkable family that has endured great change and overcome numerous challenges.