GENTLE BIRTH CHOICES

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Gentle Birth Choices

Author : Barbara Harper
ISBN : 9781594778636
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Birth as every woman would like it to be • Recommended by Lamaze International as one of the top ten books for pregnant women and their families • Includes a 45-minute DVD of six live gentle births • More than 32,000 copies sold of the original edition New parents are faced with a myriad of choices about pregnancy, labor, and birth. In Gentle Birth Choices Barbara Harper, renowned childbirth advocate, nurse, former midwife, and mother of three, helps to clarify these choices and shows how to plan a meaningful, family-centered birth experience. She dispels medical myths and reimagines birth without fear, pain, or violence. Harper explains the numerous gentle birth choices available, including giving birth in an independent birth center, at home, or in a hospital birthing room; finding a primary caregiver who shares your philosophy of birth; and deciding how to best use current technologies. She also provides practical advice for couples wishing to explore the option of using a doula or water during labor and birth to avoid the unwanted effects of drugs and epidurals. The Gentle Birth Choices DVD blends interviews with midwives and physicians and six actual births that illustrate the options of water birth, home birth, and vaginal birth after a prior Cesarean section. The DVD clearly reveals the strength of women during childbirth and the healthy and happy outcome of women exercising gentle birth choices. It is a powerful instructional tool, not only for expectant parents, but also for midwives, hospitals, birth centers, and doctors.
Category: Family & Relationships

Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering

Author : Sarah Buckley
ISBN : 9780307832030
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 55.44 MB
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An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children. Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women's experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship.
Category: Health & Fitness

Preparing For A Gentle Birth

Author : Blandine Calais-Germain
ISBN : 9781594778131
Genre : Health & Fitness
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An illustrated hands-on guide to the dynamics of the female pelvis for expectant mothers, midwives, and birth professionals • Provides fully illustrated exercises to help the expectant mother prepare her pelvis for birth and gain confidence in her body’s innate ability to birth her child • Details the anatomical intricacies of the female pelvis and its capabilities for expansion and return to its original form • Presents movements and positions to ease discomfort, enhance the productivity of contractions, aid the internal expansion of the pelvis, and prevent and treat issues that may arise such as “failure to progress” The dynamic power of the female pelvis is the key to a gentle birth. Throughout pregnancy, hormones soften the ligaments and joints of the pelvis in preparation for labor, a time when the four bones of the pelvis--the two ilia (hip bones), the coccyx (tailbone), and the sacrum--do their intimate dance of release, rotation, and counter-rotation around the soon-to-be newborn. In this hands-on guide based on 15 years of research and workshops in maternity wards, movement teachers and health professionals Blandine Calais-Germain and Núria Vives Parés detail the anatomical intricacies of the female pelvis and its capabilities for expansion and return to its original form. Providing fully illustrated exercises to help the expectant mother prepare for this pelvic transformation and gain confidence in her body’s innate ability to birth her child, they also present a variety of movements and positions for use during the different stages of labor to ease discomfort, enhance the productivity of contractions, aid the internal expansion of the pelvis, and prevent and treat issues that may arise such as “failure to progress.” Ideal for the expectant mother and her birthing partner, this book will be a welcome addition to the library of every midwife, obstetrician, doula, and movement professional who teaches pregnant women.
Category: Health & Fitness

Your Best Birth

Author : Ricki Lake
ISBN : 9780446552134
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 55.8 MB
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The national C-section rate is at an all-time high of 31 percent. Are all these C-sections necessary, or are some of them done simply for the sake of convenience? Inductions seem to be the norm, but are they always needed? Today, expectant mothers are often left feeling powerless, as their instincts are replaced by drugs and routine medical procedures. What you are about to discover is that you have a choice, and you have the power to plan the kind of birth that's right for you-whether it is at a birth center, a hospital, or at home. In YOUR BEST BIRTH, internationally known advocates of informed choice Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein inspire women to take back the birth experience, with essential advice on: · Positive and negative effects of epidurals, Pitocin, and other drugs and interventions · Inducing vs. allowing your labor to progress naturally · The truth behind our country's staggering C-section rate · Assembling your birth team and creating your birth plan. With chapters such as "Obstetricians: Finding Dr. Right," "Epidurals: You Haven't Got Time for the Pain," and "Electronic Monitors: Reading between the Lines," Lake and Epstein will encourage you to consider whatever your doctor, mother, and best friend may suggest in a new light. The book also includes inspiring birth stories, including those from well-known personalities, such as Laila Ali and Cindy Crawford. Packed with crucial advice from childbirth professionals, and delivered in a down-to-earth, engaging voice, YOUR BEST BIRTH is sure to renew your confidence and put the control back where it belongs: with parents-to-be! "Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake have taken a wonderful and constructive approach to ensuring an optimal birthing experience. Their language creates a 'climate of confidence' for pregnant women and their families, who must make key decisions about where, how and with whom to give birth in a health care system often unresponsive to our needs. This book is like a good friend giving wise counsel." --Judy Norsigian, co-editor of Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth and Executive Director, Our Bodies Ourselves
Category: Health & Fitness

Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering

Author : Sarah J. Buckley
ISBN : 0975807706
Genre : Childbirth
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Pregnancy and birth can be ecstatic, instinctive, fulfilling and safe for you and your baby. Gentle birth abd gentle parenting lay a strong foundation for life-long health and wellbeing for all the family. In this book, Dr Sarah Buckley combines the best medical evidence with her gentle mothering wisdom.
Category: Childbirth

Die Selbstbestimmte Geburt

Author : Ina May Gaskin
ISBN : 9783641137427
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Mit Selbstbewusstsein natürlich gebären Das umfassende Handbuch zur Vorbereitung auf die selbstbestimmte Geburt, mit dem kompakten Wissen und der Erfahrung einer Pionierin: Ina May Gaskin bestärkt Frauen darin, der faszinierenden Kraft ihres Körpers zu vertrauen, mit der sie ihr Kind (möglichst ohne technische Eingriffe) auf die Welt bringen können. Aus dem Inhalt: • Die mächtige Verbindung von Körper und Psyche • Was bei der Wehentätigkeit passiert • Der Zusammenhang von Schmerz und Lust • Das Schließmuskelgesetz • Gebärhaltungen • Geburtsrisiken • u.v.a.m. Das Buch enthält außerdem sehr berührende Erzählungen von Frauen, die eine selbstbestimmte Geburt erlebten und damit andere ermutigen, auf sich selbst zu vertrauen und ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen.
Category: Health & Fitness

Hypnobirthing Das Original 6 Aktualisierte Auflage

Author : Marie F. Mongan
ISBN : 9783938396209
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Was kommt auf mich zu? Werde ich große Schmerzen haben? Wird alles gutgehen? Stimmen eigentlich die vielen Schauer-Geschichten, die man mir erzählt hat? Viele werdende Mütter haben ein mulmiges Gefühl, wenn es langsam aber sicher in Richtung Geburt geht. Doch warum ist die Geburt für viele Frauen ein so traumatisches und schmerzhaftes Erlebnis? Und warum enden heute mehr als ein Viertel aller Geburten mit einem Kaiserschnitt? Die Antwort von HypnoBirthing ist einfach: Die tief in unserer Kultur verankerte Angst der Frauen vor der Geburt bewirkt im Körper drei entscheidende Reaktionen - die Muskeln verkrampfen sich, die Durchblutung wird reduziert und bestimmte Stress-Hormone werden ausgeschüttet. Alle diese Reaktionen bedingen und verschlimmern die Geburtsschmerzen. Bei der Mongan-Methode wird diese Angst mit Hilfe von Hypnose-Techniken systematisch abgebaut, auch solche aus traumatisch erlebten Geburten. Viele Schmerzen entstehen so erst gar nicht, die werdende Mutter kann sich tief entspannen und ihr Körper seine Aufgabe wesentlich besser erfüllen. Zusätzlich vermindert HypnoBirthing Schmerzen durch besondere Atem-, Entspannungs- und Konzentrationsübungen drastisch, so dass Schmerzmittel fast immer überflüssig sind. Ebenso wird die Zahl der Kaiserschnitte und anderer ärztlicher Eingriffe stark reduziert. Nach der Geburt erholen sich die Frauen deutlich schneller und können so auch besser eine innige Bindung zu ihrem Kind aufbauen. Das in diesem Buch beschriebene Programm ist keine Manipulation, sondern ein natürlicher Weg, die Geburt zu erleichtern. Lassen Sie sich dabei helfen, Ihr Kind voller Zuversicht, entspannt, sanft und friedlich zur Welt zu bringen! Dem Buch liegt eine HypnoBirthing-Entspannungs- und Übungs-CD bei. Bei Zehntausenden Geburten bewährt - die erfolgreiche Geburtshilfe aus den USA!
Category: Health & Fitness

Pregnancy And Childbirth E Book

Author : Suzanne Yates
ISBN : 9780702047848
Genre : Medical
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Pregnancy and childbirth brings together, for the first time, western and eastern approaches providing a sound amalgamation of theoretical and practical information for bodywork practitioners world-wide. It describes in detail the application of massage and shiatsu from early pregnancy, including work during labour and for the first year postnatally for the mother. This is a useful source of information for massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, osteopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, reflexologists, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, yoga and Pilates instructors. For Students and practitioners to use as a learning manual and reference tool, the text provides: Clarity of information Full text referencing Clear diagrams, photographs, and summary boxes Clinical accuracy: reviewed by, and with contributions from, international specialists including midwives, obstetricians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, aromatherapists and massage therapists.
Category: Medical

Joints And Connective Tissues

Author : Kerryn Phelps
ISBN : 9780729582179
Genre : Medical
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Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.
Category: Medical