Mothering The New Mother

Author : Sally Placksin
ISBN : 1557041784
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 37.92 MB
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Drawn from three years of research including interviews with over 100 new mothers, Placksin covers everything from homecare options, postpartum depression, breastfeeding problems, workplace negotiation strategies, adjusting to full-time motherhood, and more.
Category: Family & Relationships

Our Bodies Ourselves Pregnancy And Birth

Author : Boston Women's Health Book Collective
ISBN : 1416565914
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 88.92 MB
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The trusted editors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, called “a feminist classic” by The New York Times, present a comprehensive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, from prenatal care and emotional well-being to how to handle the pain of childbirth. Pregnancy and birth are as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing, thinking, or loving. But as soon as you announce you’re expecting, you may be bombarded with advice from every angle—well-meaning friends, relatives, medical professionals, even strangers want to weigh in on what you should or shouldn’t do, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by their conflicting recommendations. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth will help you sort fact from fiction, giving you the most accurate research, up-to-date information, and the firsthand experiences of numerous women who have been exactly where you are today. You’ll get the tools you need to take care of yourself and your baby during and after your pregnancy, from tips on eating well during pregnancy to strategies for coping with stress and depression. Learn everything you need to know about: · Choosing a good health care provider · Selecting a place of birth · Understanding prenatal testing · Coping with labor pain · Speeding your physical recovery · Adjusting to life as a new mother Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth is an essential resource for women that will guide you through the many decisions ahead.
Category: Health & Fitness

Depression And Women

Author : Susan Simonds PhD
ISBN : 082611444X
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 24.5 MB
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BACK OF BOOK COPY "Even the most seasoned therapist will gain new insights and perspectives about treating depressed women from reading Dr. Simond's new book." - Dorothy W. Canton, PsyD Former President, American Psychological Association "...Whether the clinician wants the latest, best-documented information about women and depression or a set of guidelines for contemporary approaches to the treatment of depression in women, this is the book to turn to." - Bonnie Strickland, PhD Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts In her newest book, Simonds presents "Integrative Relational Therapy," her unique nonpathologizing approach to psychotherapy with depressed women. IRT integrates empirically-supported therapies, feminist theories of depression, creative arts therapies, and mindfulness-based techniques into a cohesive model that addresses the gender and cultural factors contributing to women's depression. OR USE: This book presents a unique, nonpathologizing, and user-friendly model for psychotherapy with depressed women. The author integrates empirically-supported therapies, feminist theories of depression, creative arts therapies, and mindfulness-based techniques. The book also addresses relapse prevention, reproductive-related events, special medication issues for women, and the latest research on alternative remedies. Unique features of the book include three conceptual maps that guide the therapist throughout the course of therapy, weaving a common thread while allowing for the individuality of each client. The book also includes a list of integrative resources and recommended readings in feminist therapy, alternative therapies, and holistic approaches to the treatment of depression, anxiety, and women's reproductive-related events.
Category: Psychology

Mojo Mom

Author : Amy Tiemann
ISBN : 9781101133026
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 31.45 MB
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Read Amy Tiemann's posts on the Penguin Blog. MOJO MOM helps you answer the question, "Who Am I Now that I'm A Mom?" What is Mommy Mojo? It's the feeling you get when you're a parent at the top of your game, juggling the kids and the many facets of life, and keeping your own needs in balance. Motherhood is a tremendous gift, but it's also a huge identity shift. Becoming a Mojo Mom means bringing your self and your dreams back into focus, while still giving your family the loving attention it needs. It may sound like a fantasy, but it can be done. Mojo Mom shows women practical ways to: *Prepare to become a Mom without losing your identity *Survive and enjoy the intense early years *Save some of your best energy and creativity for your own ideas and dreams *Reenter the workplace or take on a new path with confidence and ease *Learn the key elements to the long-term success of your marriage *Become a Naptime Activist-and change the world in just an hour a week *Rise above the "Mommy Wars" between stay-at-home and working moms *Use motherhood as an opportunity for reinvention Getting your mojo back is not just another item for your to-do list-it's your right. Amy Tiemann, MomsRising.org executive team member and founder of MojoMom.com, will help every woman explore her true self.
Category: Family & Relationships

One Mom S Journey To Motherhood

Author : Ivy Shih Leung
ISBN : 1458200221
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 69.18 MB
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Author Ivy Shih Leung shares her not-so-perfect road to motherhood in this book that is part memoir and part self-help guide, reflecting lessons learned in the form of helpful tips and information to empower readers on the biological and sociological roots behind postpartum depression (PPD). She also seeks to raise awareness of the myths of motherhood and the stigma of PPD that contribute to the silent suffering of many mothers, as well as the importance of adequate social support in the early postpartum weeks. A culmination of Ivy’s frightening PPD journey and her emergence from it with a passion to learn more about perinatal mood disorders, this book is fueled with passion to help other women and their families, anger from the unnecessary suffering Ivy went through from the lack of information available to the public about PPD, her doctors’ ignorance and lack of sensitivity, and public remarks like, “There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance”—all of which shows there’s still a long way to go in terms of educating the public about an illness that is suffered by one in eight new mothers. With side effects that include shame, helplessness, and despair at a time that is supposed to be one of the happiest in a woman’s life, Ivy wants to help fellow PPD advocates get the message out that PPD is not a mind-over-matter thing, as those who don’t know any better tend to believe. PPD is an illness that must be taken seriously. We must all remember that the health of the family unit depends on the mother’s well-being. “… Ivy Shih Leung’s voice as a storyteller is strong, loud, and clear. Ivy is a survivor of postpartum depression, and through the written words on each page you can hear her roar.” —Jane Honikman, Founder of Postpartum Support International
Category: Health & Fitness

A Deeper Shade Of Blue

Author : Ruta Nonacs
ISBN : 9780743254731
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 39.37 MB
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An accessible guide to the causes and treatments of postpartum depression, written specifically for pregnant women or women thinking of becoming pregnant, addresses such topics as hormonally driven mood changes during pregnancy, infertility-related depression, and pregnancy loss. 40,000 first printing.
Category: Family & Relationships

Opting In

Author : Amy Richards
ISBN : 1429996269
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 61.59 MB
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For contemporary women, motherhood has become as polarizing a proposition as it is a powerful calling. For some women this tension is manifest in a debate over whether or not to have children. For others it concerns whether to stay at home with their children or stay in the workforce. Still others feel abandoned altogether by the supposedly pro-family and pro-mother social justice movement that is feminism and are at a loss when it comes to reconciling their maternal instincts with their political beliefs. With Opting In, Amy Richards addresses the anxiety over parenting that women face today in a book that mixes memoir, interviews, historical analysis, and feminist insight. In her refreshingly direct and thoughtful approach, Richards covers everything from the truth about our biological clocks and the trends toward extending fertility, to parenting with nature and nurturing in mind, to our relationship with our own mothers, to what feminism's relationship to motherhood is and always has been. Speaking from the vantage point of someone who is both a parent and one of our leading feminist activists, Richards cuts through the cacophony of voices intent on telling women the "appropriate" way to be a mother and reveals instead how to confidently forge your own path while staying true to yourself and your ideals.
Category: Family & Relationships

Cesarean Section

Author : Michele C. Moore
ISBN : 9780801881336
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 58.23 MB
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We hope you find the information in this book useful and helpful in thinking about C-section, whether you have already had a Cesarean and want to understand the experience better, you wish to plan for another C-section birth, or you are expecting a baby and want to be informed about all the possibilities ahead, including this other normal way of bringing a baby into the world."—from the Introduction
Category: Health & Fitness

Christian Science On Trial

Author : Rennie B. Schoepflin
ISBN : 9780801877674
Genre : Medical
File Size : 88.85 MB
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In Christian Science on Trial we gain a helpful historical context for understanding late–twentieth-century public debates over children's rights, parental responsibility, and the authority of modern medicine.
Category: Medical

Your Baby Is Speaking To You

Author : Kevin Nugent
ISBN : 9780547504490
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 37.15 MB
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From an international expert on infant-parent communication, Your Baby Is Speaking To You is destined to become a parenting classic. Through intimate access to babies and their families, Dr. Kevin Nugent and acclaimed photographer Abelardo Morell capture the amazingly precocious communications strategies babies demonstrate from the moment they are born. Your Baby Is Speaking to You illustrates the full range of behaviors—early smiling to startling, feeding to sleeping, listening to your voice and recognizing your face. The newest research—including information on subtle and fleeting behaviors not seen or explained in any other book—illuminates the meaning of the things babies do that concern and delight new parents: – the language of yawning – the rich range of cries, and how to understand their meanings – baby’s earliest “sleep smiles” and sleep states, and what they signify Your Baby Is Speaking To You delivers the information parents crave in gentle, accessible style while giving parents the confidence they need to respond to their own baby’s way of communicating during the very first astonishing days and the months beyond.
Category: Family & Relationships