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
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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
Year 1993
Pages 125
Language en
Publisher Harrison House Publishers
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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."

Sacred Pregnancy

Sacred Pregnancy Author Anni Daulter
ISBN-10 9781583944622
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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In today's western cultures, the typical pregnancy focuses on the baby to the exclusion of the woman herself, so that the entire experience has become more about preparing for the baby's arrival than looking closely at oneself to prepare emotionally for all of the changes that creating a new life brings. Sacred Pregnancy was written to help the pregnant woman journey within herself to prepare for the birth of her baby. Sacred Pregnancy is a gorgeous four-color book especially created for mothers-to-be to reflect on the many personal milestones of the full gestation period of a pregnancy. With beautiful professional photos that correspond to each topic, Sacred Pregnancy also features a journal space for the pregnant woman to record her thoughts and feelings. Each week the mother-to-be is given information on her baby, her body, and her spirit and is asked to reflect on these via the topic of the week, which touches on a variety of issues such as sexuality, fears about labor, becoming a mother, courage, rite of passage, adornment, body image, meditation, and sisterhood to name a few. Mothers-to-be are invited to look deeply at the issues unique to their journey and find a centered, peaceful place to live their pregnancy fully. Lastly, Sacred Pregnancy includes place for the new mother to record her birth story and a large resource section on various birthing options and supports for pregnant women. “From the spiritual (how to visualize your perfect birth) to the practical (a large section on birthing options), this pregnancy journal is a spiritual adviser and supportive doula all in one.” —Fit Pregnancy magazine For more information, visit the Sacred Pregnancy website. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Whole 9 Months

The Whole 9 Months Author Jennifer Lang, MD
ISBN-10 1943451486
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Sonoma Press
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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.

A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Health

A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Author Dean Raffelock
ISBN-10 1583331387
Year 2002
Pages 294
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Explains how women can attain optimum health following delivery through a program that incorporates nutritional supplements, dietary changes, exercise, hormone balance, medicinal herbs, and possible medication.

The Kind Mama

The Kind Mama Author Alicia Silverstone
ISBN-10 9781623360405
Year 2014-04-15
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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The bestselling author of The Kind Diet offers practical solutions for a healthier, more vibrant approach to new motherhood When did making babies get to be so hard? Infertility is on the rise globally, affecting as many as one in six couples. But instead of looking at diet and lifestyle as key factors, doctors are racing to pump their patients full of expensive and invasive fertility treatments. Once pregnant, women just accept that carrying a baby will be the gassy, swollen, irritable, sleepless nightmare that has become the new normal. Once their babies are born, they assume it will be just as challenging—from breastfeeding woes to screaming fits and constant trips to the doctor. It doesn’t have to be that way. In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone shows that if we kick nasty foods that fight our bodies and replace them with nutrient-rocking “clean” foods that heal and nourish, we can create a more positive baby-making experience, from conception through the third trimester (and beyond). By encouraging basic diet and lifestyle modifications and drawing on wisdom from medical experts, friends, and her own experience, Silverstone has created a one-stop guide that empowers women to take charge of their fertility and pregnancy, and helps them to embark on a healthier, more vibrant path to parenthood.

The Complete Organic Pregnancy

The Complete Organic Pregnancy Author Deirdre Dolan
ISBN-10 9780061844577
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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While being pregnant is thrilling, the responsibility of a growing baby can provoke anxiety about what is and isn't safe. In The Complete Organic Pregnancy, Deirdre Dolan and Alexandra Zissu address how you can minimize your exposure to the invisible toxins that surround us—in everything from food, cleaning products, and cosmetics to furniture, rugs, air, and water. Step by step, they tell you where dangerous chemicals are lurking, why it's so important to avoid them when pregnant, and what you can do before, during, and after your pregnancy to protect your child. In this exhaustively researched book, the authors (calmly) talk parents-to-be through everything from the safest laundry detergent to which crib mattresses contain toxic flame retardants. You'll find out how to choose the right face cream, plastic water bottles, household cleaners, types of fish, and much more—all with an eye toward keeping you and your baby safe and healthy. The Complete Organic Pregnancy also features a collection of personal diaries from well-known writers and organophiles, including Barbara Kingsolver and Marion Nestle, as well as recipes from organic chefs. Required reading for anyone heading into this exciting stage of life, The Complete Organic Pregnancy is your chance to make a difference for your children, even before they're born.

How to Grow a Baby and Push It Out

How to Grow a Baby and Push It Out Author Clemmie Hooper
ISBN-10 1785040383
Year 2017-02-02
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Vermilion
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Everything you wanted to know but were too embarrassed to ask - a guide to pregnancy and birth straight from the midwife's mouth. Winner of the Gold and Consumer Choice award at the Mumii Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards 2017 Mum to four little girls and midwife to many, Clemmie Hooper wants to share her knowledge, wisdom and stories about pregnancy, birth and mothering young children that aren't so widely talked about - straight from the midwife's mouth. From how to prevent tearing during birth to what you really need in your labour bag, Clemmie reveals everything pregnant women and new mums need to know with a good dose of humour and wit.

A Little Bit Pregnant

A Little Bit Pregnant Author Susan Mallery
ISBN-10 9781426842245
Year 2009-07-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harlequin
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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?

Yoga Mama Yoga Baby

Yoga Mama  Yoga Baby Author Margo Shapiro Bachman
ISBN-10 1604079851
Year 2013
Pages 313
Language en
Publisher Sounds True
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The time of pregnancy is an extraordinary season of transformation, a profound rite of passage that requires special care and guidance. The complementary tools and practices of Ayurveda and yoga have been used together for thousands of years to support a healthy body, balanced mind, and higher consciousness. With Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby, Margo Shapiro Bachman brings readers the first book to show how these "sister sciences" can support the miraculous journey of pregnancy. This thoroughly detailed guidebook shares practical and easy-to-apply teachings and information to help women experience pregnancy with radiant health and abundant joy, including: . The basics of Ayurveda, yoga, diet, and lifestyle-cornerstone principles, basic terms and concepts, essential self-assessments, and more . Month-by-month exercises and practices, including meditation, mantra, breathwork, asana, journaling, and massage . Practical tips to encourage natural labor and delivery . Guidance on staying healthy and happy in the precious first postpartum weeks with baby For women everywhere, Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby is an indispensable resource for "treasuring every moment of pregnancy with health, happiness, consciousness, and love."

Natural Hospital Birth

Natural Hospital Birth Author Cynthia Gabriel
ISBN-10 9781558327184
Year 2011
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A complete and reassuring guide to natural childbirth in a hospital setting.

The Other Baby Book

The Other Baby Book Author Megan McGrory Massaro
ISBN-10 1475185421
Year 2012
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Createspace Indie Pub Platform
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What if the rules of modern motherhood were turned upside down? The Other Baby Book: A Natural Approach to Baby's First Year guides new and expecting mamas on a journey past "shoulds" and "musts," back to the heart of true joy and relationship. Motherhood has been targeted by advertisers, and bombarded by opinions masquerading as medical necessities. Massaro and Katz are helping mothers reclaim a simpler, more connected first year with their babies. Readers will find eight fun-to-read chapters filled with baby-friendly practices, along with stories from moms in-the-know. In a soothing yet sassy voice, the authors present compelling research on topics like birth, holding your baby, breastfeeding, infant sleep, pottying babies (yes, really!), sign language, baby-led solids, and self-care for moms. The book also features contributions from leading practitioners in baby care: Dr. James McKenna, Dr. Janet Zand, Naomi Aldort, Gill Rapley, Nancy Mohrbacher, and more.

How to Conceive Naturally

How to Conceive Naturally Author Christa Orecchio
ISBN-10 9781455534210
Year 2015-10-20
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Grand Central Life & Style
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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.

Natural Pregnancy

Natural Pregnancy Author Lauren Feder
ISBN-10 9781578265008
Year 2014-06-24
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Hatherleigh Press
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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.