The Mama Natural Week by Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

The Mama Natural Week by Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth Author Genevieve Howland
ISBN-10 9781501146688
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 528
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With more than 1.3 million video views each month and over fifty-two million total views on her YouTube channel, Howland’s (a.k.a. Mama Natural) funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. Now Howland is turning to the page, offering up the first week-by-week natural pregnancy book for soon-to-be moms. For the last half-century, control over childbirth has been in favor of doctors. Many pregnancy guidebooks are conventional, fear-based, and written by male physicians deeply entrenched in the old-school medical model of birth. But change is underway. A groundswell of women are taking back their pregnancy and childbirth and embracing a natural way. Genevieve Howland, the woman behind the enormously popular Mama Natural blog and YouTube channel, has created an inspiring, fun, and informative guide that demystifies natural pregnancy and walks mom through the process one week at a time. The Mama Natural’s Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth is the modern (and yet ancient) approach to pregnancy and childbirth. “Natural” recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage—not a medical condition. This book draws upon the latest research showing how beneficial and life-changing natural birth is for both babies and moms. Full of weekly advice and tips for a healthy pregnancy, Howland details vital nutrition to take, natural remedies for common and troublesome symptoms, as well as the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of interventions. Peppered throughout are positive birth and pregnancy stories from women of all backgrounds (and all stages of their natural journey) along with advice and insights from a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) plus a Registered Nurse (RN), doula, and lactation consultant. Encouraging, well-researched, and fun, The Mama Natural’s Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth will be an essential companion for women everywhere to embrace natural pregnancy and reap all the benefits for both baby and mama.



Supernatural Childbirth

Supernatural Childbirth Author Jackie Mize
ISBN-10 9780892747566
Release 1993
Pages 125
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"Supernatural childbirth is a practical and realistic look at God's promises for conception, pregnancy and delivery. This is not “pie-in-the-sky” – this is a personal testimony of how one couple overcame defeat and triumphed in God's plan."



The Natural Pregnancy Book

The Natural Pregnancy Book Author Aviva Jill Romm, M.D.
ISBN-10 9781587611780
Release 2003
Pages 318
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Offers nurturing exercises, herbs, rituals, and nutritional advice for the pregnant woman, in addition to discussing alternative childbirth methods and natural childbirth.



A Little Bit Pregnant

A Little Bit Pregnant Author Susan Mallery
ISBN-10 9781426842245
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 224
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Uh-oh. Nicole Beauman had overcome a lot of obstacles in her life, and she sure as heck had never backed down from a challenge. But her boss, Zane Rankin, presented an entirely new sort of dilemma. Sexy and charming, he was like chocolate--sinfully good, but bad for her health. Nicki knew Zane didn't want to settle down, particularly not with a girl like her, and she didn't plan to lose her heart to a temporary fling. But when a friendly date got a little too friendly, things got a little bit steamy...and Nicki wound up just a little bit...pregnant. What was a girl to do?



The Whole 9 Months

The Whole 9 Months Author Jennifer Lang, MD
ISBN-10 1943451486
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 250
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This is a straightforward and supportive week-by-week nutritional guide with recipes that provides exactly what consumers are asking for and not finding in the marketplace: simple, healthy recipes that cover a range of eating preferences and needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, low sugar (diabetic/GD); guidance on how nutritional needs change throughout pregnancy; meal planning recommendations; recipe photographs; and above all, solid medical advice and a supportive, upbeat tone to reassure moms during an anxious and exciting time.



The Bump Class

The Bump Class Author Marina Fogle
ISBN-10 9781473502765
Release 2016-02-04
Pages 192
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"This is one of the best books I have read on the subject" The Sun "Fresh, witty and reassuringly down-to-earth" You Magazine Fed up with advice that did not take into account a less than perfect pregnancy, Dr Chiara Hunt and Marina Fogle set up their pregnancy course, The Bump Class, in London in 2013. They wanted to help prepare new mothers thoroughly for the birth of their babies and instil in them the joy and happiness of birth, no matter what the method, time or setting of the labour. This book is a pragmatic and honest look at pregnancy, giving pregnant women and new mothers sensible and practical advice on what is to be expected (as well as the often unexpected!) in a friendly and open manner. Chiara and Marina believe that there is no such thing as a “normal” pregnancy or birth – every woman is different and that should be celebrated, not ignored. The Bump Class is filled with charming illustrations, impartial advice, style tips and hilarious anecdotes from both of the authors, as well as personal stories from the women who have been welcomed onto their course. This book will provide every pregnant woman with the support and reassurance that is so essential at the most crucial time in any woman’s life.



Feng Shui Mommy

Feng Shui Mommy Author Bailey Gaddis
ISBN-10 9781608684717
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 320
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Impending motherhood serves up a confusing cocktail of heroic strength and terrifying vulnerability. Our culture has seized on the “vulnerability” part of this experience and tends to reinforce a pregnant woman’s insecurities instead of encouraging her to embrace this most natural time and trust her body, her intuition, and her own mind. Feng Shui Mommy takes a different approach, helping the expecting mother build her own unique, epic journey to motherhood. It’s about supporting her while she shores up her mind-body-spirit alignment so she can best handle the cosmic kick in the uterus and juicy kiss on the soul that pregnancy is. Bailey Gaddis guides women through the experience, providing specific suggestions for mind, body, and spirit for each trimester (including the “fourth,” after birth), leading to birth preparation designed for each mother and baby, and culminating in strong mother-child bonding. She includes detailed and practical information about prenatal exercise and nutrition, birth preferences and birthing positions, breath work, breastfeeding, and much more. Her advice allows mothers to welcome delight and curiosity into the journey while taking each phase with purpose and calm — and even a sense of fun. This comprehensive guide makes challenge and change joyful, allowing new life to be as incomparably wonder-filled as it is meant to be.



The Everything Paleo Pregnancy Book

The Everything Paleo Pregnancy Book Author Tarah Chieffi
ISBN-10 9781440584299
Release 2015-01-09
Pages 288
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Unnatural and unhealthy processed foods are everywhere, and they make eating a balanced diet particularly difficult. Chieffi shows how you can follow the Paleo diet during pregnancy and beyond-- safely and successfully. You'll be vibrant, fit, and happy while nourishing your baby and promoting healthy development.



Ina May s Guide to Childbirth

Ina May s Guide to Childbirth Author Ina May Gaskin
ISBN-10 9781407030401
Release 2010-06-15
Pages 352
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Ina May Gaskin, America's leading midwife, shares her exceptional birthing wisdom in this intuitive guide to childbirth. By sharing a wealth of knowledge generated by three decades of experience she explains why the natural birthing process, when left to its own devices, can proceed so beautifully on its own. In this invaluable book Ina May teaches you: - What really happens during labour - How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting - Tips for maximising your chances of an unmedicated labour and birth - The risks of anaesthesia and caesareans - what your doctor doesn't necessarily tell you Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is an inspiring read and gives women the opportunity to take back the fear of childbirth by regaining confidence in their bodies. It tells you everything you need to know to have the best birth experience for you - whether in a hospital, birthing centre or the comfort of home.



Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Your Pregnancy Week by Week Author Glade B. Curtis
ISBN-10 9780738218946
Release 2016-05-24
Pages 480
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The original week-by-week pregnancy guide tells parents-to-be what to expect and offers authoritative advice on having a healthy pregnancy For over 25 years, Your Pregnancy Week by Week has helped millions of parents-to-be prepare for one of the most exciting times in their lives. Now in its eighth edition, this go-to guide has been updated to cover the most recent information, from trends and safety recommendations to medical concerns. Doctors recommend it, pregnant couples rely on it, and you and your partner will find it indispensable. With its signature format, you can follow your baby's development based on the same weekly schedule your doctor uses. You will also find the latest information on preparing for their baby's birth while addressing today's most pressing questions and concerns, including: Detailed descriptions and illustrations of baby's development The most up-to-date information on medical tests and procedures Tips on nutrition, your overall health and how it affects your growing baby Safe and easy weekly exercises to help you stay in shape Covering a wide range of new topics such as elective delivery, Chinese gender chart, electronic cigarettes, nonalcoholic beer and wine, pregorexia, salt-therapy spas, belly bands before and after pregnancy, and men preparing for pregnancy, Your Pregnancy Week by Week makes sure you and your partner will have all you need to know at your fingertips.



How to Conceive Naturally

How to Conceive Naturally Author Christa Orecchio
ISBN-10 9781455534210
Release 2015-10-20
Pages 384
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The new comprehensive guide to healthy conception, pregnancy, and postpartum that every woman over thirty must read More and more women are choosing to have children later in life, but since fertility declines starting at age thirty, many moms-to-be face conception and pregnancy with fear, uncertainty, and anxiety. Women thirty and older who wish to conceive naturally are often told it is a "bit too late" for easy conception, or they are forced to turn to invasive, expensive treatments. But there is a better way! With HOW TO CONCEIVE NATURALLY: AND HAVE A HEALTHY PREGNANCY AFTER 30 readers will discover that it's possible to have a healthy pregnancy in your thirties or early forties. Experts Christa Orecchio and Willow Buckley share their vast knowledge of holistic health, nutrition, and fertility in this powerful program that has helped thousands of women conceive naturally and quickly. From a 12-week preconception fertility detox to a postpartum plan to rebalance hormones, this book empowers women to take charge of their fertility at any age. Orecchio and Buckley present the most current research in nutrition and homeopathy to equip women with the wide-ranging knowledge they'll need on each step of the journey to having a baby naturally, from preconception to postpartum.



Dude You re Gonna Be a Dad

Dude  You re Gonna Be a Dad Author John Pfeiffer
ISBN-10 9781440509629
Release 2011-03-18
Pages 224
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There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy - this book's here to help you avoid all(most) of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what's happening to her. She's pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That's where John Pfeiffer steps in. Like any good coach, he's been through it. He's dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby's nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive - there with a "You're beautiful" when necessary - but assertive during the decision-making process (he didn't want to wind up with a kid named Percy). And now it's your turn. She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities.



The Wellness Mama Cookbook

The Wellness Mama Cookbook Author Katie Wells
ISBN-10 9780451496928
Release 2016-12-27
Pages 336
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With six kids, a popular blog, and no free time, Katie Wells, creator of the incredibly popular Wellness Mama website, knows firsthand how difficult it is to cook a healthy, homemade dinner every night. Faced with her own health challenges, and also concerned about the frightening statistics on the future health of her children’s generation, Katie began to evaluate the foods she was eating and feeding to her family. She became determined to find a way to create and serve meals that were wholesome, easy to prepare, budget-friendly, and family approved. The Wellness Mama Cookbook is a compilation of all that she has learned, with 200 simple, delicious recipes using all-natural ingredients; meal plans; time-saving tips; and advice that will take the guesswork out of dinner. The recipes and practical advice Katie offers will help you eliminate processed foods and move toward more healthy, home-cooked meals that are easily prepared—most in thirty minutes or less. The recipes focus on whole foods that are free of grains and refined sugars and without harmful fats, but are still delicious and full of flavor. With a variety of slow-cooker and one-pot meals, light lunches, dinners, and desserts, you’ll be eating better in every way in no time at all. Recipes include Sesame Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas, Sweet Potato Crusted Quiche Lorraine, Beef and Zucchini Stir Fry, and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, as well as recipes for bone broths, fermented foods, and super food drinks and smoothies. Katie also shares pantry-stocking advice, two weeks of meal plans for at home and on-the-go, shopping lists, and more. This is the ultimate cookbook that readers need to incorporate healthy eating knowledge into their daily practices. From the Hardcover edition.



Natural Pregnancy

Natural Pregnancy Author Lauren Feder
ISBN-10 9781578265008
Release 2014-06-24
Pages 224
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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO A HEALTHY, NATURAL PREGNANCY Pregnancy and childbirth can be one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life. With Natural Pregnancy, you can make informed, educated decisions about your pregnancy to ensure your baby is born happy and healthy—naturally. Natural Pregnancy is the perfect resource for expectant parents; whether you choose to opt for an all-natural birth, or are looking to combine conventional treatments with homeopathy and holistic medicine, Natural Pregnancy is the all-in-one reference to keep your pregnancy simple and safe. Natural Pregnancy answers your questions and offers advice on common topics, including: * Prenatal tests and procedures, including ultrasound and amniocentesis * Vaccinations during pregnancy * Homeopathic medicine for common pregnancy conditions and easier childbirth * Midwives and doulas * Home birth * Homeopathy for healing after amniocentesis, perineal tears, and cesarean section …and much more! As medical techniques continue to advance, natural births are now safer than ever. For any parent looking to approach pregnancy and childbirth in a more holistic and natural way, Natural Pregnancy is your authoritative and reliable resource each step of the way.



Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way Author Susan McCutcheon
ISBN-10 9780735220263
Release 2017-07-18
Pages 336
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“Instead of distracting yourself from the birth process… you are fully mindful and wholly engaged during Bradley’s method of natural childbirth.” -Natural Life magazine The Bradley Method, used and praised by women for more than thirty years, prepares couples for drug- and surgery-free natural childbirth. Many births today are still medicated, forceped, or Caesarean—not natural. The Bradley Method changes all that for couples who wish to give birth in a relaxed, warm, loving environment that maximizes the joy of the birth experience—and puts the mother in control. Certified childbirth educator Susan McCutcheon, one of Dr. Bradley’s first students, now makes this natural approach to childbirth more accessible than ever to American women. You will learn: · The crucial differences between the Bradley Method and Lamaze—and why you may end up medicated with the latter · How to choose a doctor who will respect your wishes for natural childbirth · Exercises and nutrition to get your body ready for birthing · How to involve your partner as a birth coach and a fully engaged participant · The truth about episiotomy, Caesarean surgery, and other routine medical interventions that may pose needless risk to your baby “Robert Bradley put power in patients’ hands, reducing the number of Caesarean sections and episiotomies he performed and playing up natural ways of making childbirth less painful.” -Slate “The Bradley Method’s simple objective, through relaxation, breathing, and visualization, is a birth free of the interventions frequently offered to women in the different stages of childbirth: fetal monitors, drug-induced labor, anesthesia, episiotomy, and Caesarean section. [Its] other defining feature, the husband’s active participation in the delivery, is critical to this overall goal of an intervention-free birth.” -Mothering magazine



Black Pregnant and Loving It

Black  Pregnant and Loving It Author Yvette Allen-Campbell
ISBN-10 9781624143205
Release 2016-12-27
Pages 224
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The Only Month-By-Month Pregnancy Guide for Black Women Let’s face it: Not all pregnancies are created equal. African American women are at a higher risk for complications such as hypertension, asthma and preterm birth. That’s why Dr. Suzanne Greenidge-Hewitt and Yvette Allen-Campbell wrote this must-have pregnancy guide for women of color. Suzanne has over 26 years of experience as a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, and Yvette is a leader in education. Together they walk you through the multiple stages of pregnancy, advise on how to best avoid common health issues and dispel rumors, all with authority and personality. With month-by-month overviews, soul food recipes beneficial to pregnant women, checklists for doctor visits, a play-by-play of delivery options and even tips for keeping the romance alive, this book has everything you’ll need for the next 9 months and beyond. With all your questions answered and all your fears laid to rest, Black, Pregnant and Loving It will allow you to enjoy your pregnancy and go on to deliver the beautiful baby you’ve been waiting for.



Natural Hospital Birth

Natural Hospital Birth Author Cynthia Gabriel
ISBN-10 9781558327184
Release 2011
Pages 256
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A complete and reassuring guide to natural childbirth in a hospital setting.