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Birth Without Fear

By January Harshe
  • ISBN Code: : 0316515590
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Health & Fitness
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An inclusive, non-judgmental, and empowering guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum life that puts mothers first, offering straightforward guidance on all the options and issues that matter most to them (and their partners) when preparing for a baby. In Birth Without Fear, January Harshe--founder of the global online community Birth Without Fear--delivers an honest, positive, and passionate message of empowerment surrounding everything that involves having a baby. It's a guide that fills in the considerable cracks in the information available to women and families when they're preparing to welcome a child--covering care provider choices, medical freedom, birth options, breastfeeding, intimacy, postpartum depression, and much more. Birth Without Fear shows moms, dads, partners, and families how to choose the best provider for them, how to trust in themselves and the birth process, and how to seek the necessary help after the baby has arrived. In addition, it will educate them about their rights--and how to use their voice to exercise them--as well as how to cope with the messy postpartum feelings many people aren't willing to talk about. Unlike other pregnancy books, Birth Without Fear will also help partners understand what mothers are going through, as well as discuss the challenges that they, too, will face--and how they can navigate them. Shattering long-held myths and beliefs surrounding pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum experience, Birth Without Fear is an accessible, reassuring, and ultimately inspiring guide to taking charge of pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Total of Pages : 208
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  • Pdf File: wrestling-with-destiny.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Can psychoanalysis help people control their destinies? Using empirical evidence from neuroscience, Lucy Holmes makes a powerful argument that it can. This book considers the various ways in which destiny is linked to the repetition compulsion, and how free association in psychoanalysis can literally change the mind in ways that can help people reshape and take control of the future. Freud’s psychoanalysis is revealed here to be startlingly modern in its consonance with the latest findings in the study of the brain. The compulsion to repeat can propel human beings toward destinies they would never have consciously chosen. The tenacity of this human tendency can inhibit our ability to meet life’s challenges. These challenges include our gender; an inability to master the complexities of loving and the strains of marriage; fears regarding the impertinence of being successful; the unconscious, reptilian pleasure we derive from going to war and raping the planet; and the inexorable decline and decay of our mortal flesh. This book argues that the evolved talking that occurs in the psychoanalytic process can change the chemistry and structure of the brain in a way that helps the talker face these challenges and take charge of his or her own destiny. The author presents a cogent hypothesis spanning brain and mind to clarify how the basic rule of psychoanalysis - "just say everything" - can actually cure. This will appeal to mental health professionals such as psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, and students at the post-graduate level, as well as the general interested reader.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315389622
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf File: spirituality-and-childbirth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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Right Time Baby

By Claudia Spahr
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  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Book Code : 1848505442
  • Total of Pages : 415
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: right-time-baby.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First you need an education, then a career. You might want to see a bit of the world and find yourself. You have to meet the right man (this is often the tricky part!). Before you know it, you're in your thirties and they're telling you to get a move on if you still want to procreate. Hang on a minute, who's in charge here? Later mothers are proven to be more secure emotionally and financially than younger mothers and nearly a quarter of all women in the UK are now having babies after 35. Packed full of useful tips from top medical experts, scientists and pregnancy gurus, this book is a complete guide for the woman who's lived a life before breeding. It includes: • preparing for pregnancy and motherhood • how to improve egg quality and prolong fertility so you can get pregnant naturally • exercises, relaxation techniques, mind-body connection for conception • how to increase your chances of success at IVF • making the most of your pregnancy, month by month • ways to avoid miscarriage • how to have the best birth possible • from me to mum – adjusting to lack of sleep, relationship changes and that other job • parenting secrets and concepts from around the globe to inspire new mothers • >the latest research in neuroscience, nutrition and psychology

Christian Childbirth

By Marianne Manley RN, CNM
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 149084872X
  • Total of Pages : 540
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 473
  • Pdf File: christian-childbirth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Christian Childbirth by Marianne Manley RN, CNM contains birth stories written by Christians for Christians and provides information related to childbearing and beyond from a Christian perspective. Christians are encouraged to trust God at this time. “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? . . . It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us” Romans 8:32-34 (KJV). An anthology of birth stories which depict various scenarios which may be encountered in natural childbirth follows a brief description of how Marianne became a Christian midwife. The many true stories and photos will give the reader a glimpse into the thoughts and challenges the mothers faced and how they overcame them and succeeded in a natural delivery. In the handbook section, Marianne shares what she does as a midwife. She provides information on early pregnancy, priorities, time management, warning signs, common discomforts, praying for loved ones, diet tips, recipes, exercise, sex during pregnancy, labor and birth advice, pain management, supplies needed, pros and cons of water birth, cord management, what to do when the water breaks before labor, and emergency childbirth instruction for husbands. Post-delivery information include how to avoid hemorrhaging after the birth, the Ten Commandments for the postpartum mother, getting rid of belly fat, breast feeding, the circumcision decision, and newborn care. There are also guidelines for feeding on God’s Word, loving our husbands and children, being a godly wife and mother, homeschooling with a new baby, child training tips, speaking gently, avoiding gossip, and much more. Christian Childbirth is a great resource for midwives, doulas, or personal maternity care – especially for those desiring a Christ-centered birth.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth, 3rd Edition

By Michele Isaacs Gliksman, M.D.,Theresa Foy DiGeronimo
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110119815X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 935
  • Pdf File: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-pregnancy-and-childbirth-3rd-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Knowledge from the very start. Bringing a child into the world is the most momentous time of one's life. Now parents can have the most up-to-date information on what to expect from the nine months of pregnancy and the entire process of childbirth. Written by an experienced OB-GYN and mother, with a reassuring tone, the latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Pregnancy and Childbirth includes: ?A new focus on "green" pregnancies and childbirth ?The latest information on screenings, guidelines for vaccination, and more ? "Daddy Alert" sidebars provided throughout to include the father during pregnancy and childbirth

The Manner Born

By Lauren Dundes
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  • Publisher : AltaMira Press
  • Book Code : 0585459657
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 718
  • Pdf File: the-manner-born.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This essential collection on maternal and child health focuses on the rites of giving birth from a cross-cultural perspective. The distinguished list of contributors describe the many customs surrounding birth through infancy, such as attitudes and techniques in childbirth, the influence of societal factors that differentiate Western from non-Western maternal birthing positions, the art of midwifery, customs and beliefs regarding breastfeeding, weaning, swaddling. This book will be valuable for courses in medical sociology and anthropology, public health or behavioral sciences, psychology and psychiatry, and for pre-med students.

Beyond the Sling

By Mayim Bialik
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1451618018
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 777
  • Pdf File: beyond-the-sling.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A real-world guide to Attachment Parenting from the Big Bang Theory actress, neuroscientist, and mother Mayim Bialik—a book hailed by Dr. William Sears as “delightful” and by Ricki Lake as “a fantastic guide to birth and parenting that is packed with invaluable wisdom.” Mayim Bialik was the child star of the popular 1990s TV sitcom Blossom, but she definitely didn’t follow the typical child-star trajectory. Instead, Mayim got her PhD in neuroscience from UCLA, married her college sweetheart, and had two kids. Mayim then did what many new moms do—she read a lot of books, talked with other parents, and she soon started questioning a lot of the conventional wisdom she heard about the “right” way to raise a child. That’s when she turned to Attachment Parenting, a philosophy and lifestyle popularized by well-known physicians like Dr. William Sears and Dr. Jay Gordon. To Mayim, Attachment Parenting’s natural, child-led approach not only felt right emotionally, it made sense intellectually and instinctually. She found that when she followed her intuition and relaxed into her role as a mother instead of following some rigid parenting script, both she and her children thrived. Taking into account her experience as a mother (and her scientific background), Mayim presents the major tenets of Attachment Parenting, including: Baby wearing: How to “wear” your baby in a sling or a wrap to foster a closer bond with your child—it’s possible even for mamas with bad backs (and with big babies)! Breastfeeding: Learn how to listen to your baby’s cues rather than sticking to a rigid schedule—and why people on airplanes love a nursing mother! Gentle discipline: How to get your child to behave without yelling, threats, or time-outs—it really is possible. Co-sleeping: How to avoid “sleep training” and get a great night’s sleep for the whole family. Without the pretense and luxuries typical of so many Hollywood actors and parents, Mayim describes the beauty, simplicity, and purposefulness of Attachment Parenting, and how it’s become the guiding principle for her family. Much more than a simple how-to parenting guide, Beyond the Sling shows us that the core principles underlying Attachment Parenting are universal and can be appreciated no matter how you decide to raise your child.

Australian Mothering

By Carla Pascoe Leahy,Petra Bueskens
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030202674
  • Total of Pages : 498
  • Category : History
  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: australian-mothering.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection defines the field of maternal studies in Australia for the first time. Leading motherhood researchers explore how mothering has evolved across Australian history as well as the joys and challenges of being a mother today. The contributors cover pregnancy, birth, relationships, childcare, domestic violence, time use, work, welfare, policy and psychology, from a diverse range of maternal perspectives. Utilising a matricentric feminist framework, Australian Mothering foregrounds the experiences, emotions and perspectives of mothers to better understand how Australian motherhood has developed historically and contemporaneously. Drawing upon their combined sociological and historical expertise, Bueskens and Pascoe Leahy have carefully curated a collection that presents compelling research on past and present perspectives on maternity in Australia, which will be relevant to researchers, advocates and policy makers interested in the changing role of mothers in Australian society.

The Human Odyssey

By Thomas Armstrong
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  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Book Code : 0486838889
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 352
  • Pdf File: the-human-odyssey.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., an award-winning educator and expert on human development, offers a cross-cultural view of life's entire journey, from before birth to death to the possibilities of an afterlife. Dr. Armstrong cites both clinical research and anecdotal evidence in a comprehensive view of the challenges and opportunities we face at every stage of our development. His accessible narrative incorporates elements of history, literature, psychology, spirituality, and science in a fascinating guide to understanding our past as well as our future. - "Thomas Armstrong's The Human Odyssey is an extraordinary book; an intellectual feast. Armstrong has amassed and integrated an amazing amount of information from developmental and transpersonal psychology, modern consciousness research, biology, anthropology, mythology, and art, and created an extraordinary guide through all the stages of the adventure of human life. While the rich content of this book will impress professional audiences, it's clear and easy style makes it quite accessible to the general public." — Stanislav Grof, M.D., former Chief of Psychiatric Research, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center; author of Realms of the Human Unconscious, Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy and Adventures in Self-Discovery

Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia E-Book

By David H. Chestnut,Cynthia A Wong,Lawrence C Tsen,Warwick D Ngan Kee,Yaakov Beilin,Jill Mhyre,Brian T. Bateman,Naveen Nathan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0323566863
  • Total of Pages : 1360
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 661
  • Pdf File: chestnut-s-obstetric-anesthesia-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Comprehensive, user-friendly, and up to date, Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition, provides the authoritative clinical information you need to provide optimal care to your patients. This substantially revised edition keeps you current on everything from basic science to anesthesia techniques to complications, including coverage of new research that is paving the way for improved patient outcomes. An expert editorial team ensures that this edition remains a must-have resource for obstetric anesthesiologists and obstetricians, nurse anesthetists and anesthesiology assistants, and anesthesiology and obstetric residents and students. Presents the latest information on anesthesia techniques for labor and delivery and medical disorders that occur during pregnancy, emphasizing the treatment of the fetus and the mother as separate patients with distinct needs. Contains new chapters on shared decision-making in obstetric anesthesia and chronic pain during and after pregnancy. Features extensive revisions from cover to cover, including consolidated information on maternal infection and postoperative analgesia. Covers key topics such as neonatal assessment and resuscitation, pharmacology during pregnancy and lactation, use of nitrous oxide for labor analgesia, programmed intermittent epidural bolus (PIEB) technique, epidural analgesia-associated fever, the role of gastric ultrasonography to assess the risk of aspiration, sugammadex in obstetric anesthesia, the role of video laryngoscopy and new supraglottic airway devices, spinal dysraphism, and cardiac arrest in obstetric patients. Incorporates the latest guidelines on congenital heart disease and the management of sepsis, as well as difficult airway guidelines that are specific to obstetric anesthesia practice. Offers abundant figures, tables, and boxes that illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of clinical scenarios.