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The Essential Homebirth Guide by Jane E. Drichta

Title The Essential Homebirth Guide
Author Jane E. Drichta
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2013-02-12
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 400
ISBN 1451668635
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Birthing is a miraculous time when you and your baby will work together to bring about life. As you finally cradle your precious newborn in your arms, you should know deep in your soul that every decision that brought the two of you to this special moment was yours. More families than ever are choosing to birth at home. Midwives Jane E. Drichta and Jodilyn Owen answer questions about the kind of care, support, and information you need as you investigate whether this option is right for you. Birth can be an empowering and positive experience, and this book provides gentle guidance, with high regard for your wisdom and ability to successfully navigate your prenatal care, birth, and early mothering. Enriched with real birth stories from new mothers, The Essential Homebirth Guide offers thoughtful, compassionate advice on a wealth of birthing topics, including: • Building a supportive homebirth community • Caring for yourself and your baby from your pregnancy through the postpartum period • Communicating about your birthing plans with your midwife, your partner, and your family and friends • Deciding whether homebirth is safe for you • Educating yourself about common pregnancy-related issues • Preparing your home and your family for the big day

Homebirth by Sheila Kitzinger

Title Homebirth
Author Sheila Kitzinger
Publisher Dk Pub
Release 1991
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 208
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looks at the pros and cons of home birth, suggests preparations, explains the role of midwives, and shares women's experiences

Title Giving Birth With Confidence Official Lamaze Guide 3rd Edition
Author Judith Lothian
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2017-03-28
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1451619227
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For a Safe and Healthy Birth… Your Way! Giving Birth with Confidence will help take the mystery out of having a baby and help you better understand how your body works during pregnancy and childbirth, giving you the confidence to make decisions that best ensure the safety and health of you and your baby. Giving Birth with Confidence is the first and only pregnancy and childbirth guide written by Lamaze International, the leading childbirth education organization in North America. Written with a respectful, positive tone, this book presents: • Information to help you choose your maternity care provider and place of birth • Practical strategies to help you work effectively with your care provider • Information on how pregnancy and birth progress naturally • Steps you can take to alleviate fear and manage pain during labor • The best available medical evidence to help you make informed decisions Previously titled The Official Lamaze Guide, this 3rd edition has updated information on: • How vaginal birth, keeping mother and baby together, and breastfeeding help to build the baby’s microbiome. • How hormones naturally start and regulate labor and release endorphins to help alleviate pain. • Maternity-care practices that can disrupt the body’s normal functioning. • The latest recommendations on lifestyle issues like alcohol, vitamins, and caffeine. • Room sharing and cosleeping: the controversy, recommendations, and safety guidelines. • Out-of-hospital births are on the rise: New research and advice on planned home birth, including ACOG’s revised guidelines, which support women’s choices and promote seamless transfer to hospital, if needed. • The importance of avoiding unnecessary caesareans for mother and child. Includes the new ACOG guidelines on inductions and active labor. • The research in support of the Lamaze International’s “Six Healthy Birth Practices,” which are: • Let labor begin on its own. • Walk, move around, and change positions throughout labor. • Bring a loved one, friend, or doula for continuous support. • Avoid interventions that aren’t medically necessary. • Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body’s urges to push. • Keep mother and baby together—it’s best for mother, baby, and breastfeeding.

The Unassisted Baby by Anita Evensen

Title The Unassisted Baby
Author Anita Evensen
Publisher Anita Evensen
Release 2021-03-16
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 255
ISBN 1735093572
Language English, Spanish, and French
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MUST-HAVE BOOK FOR ALL WOMEN PLANNING A HOMEBIRTH! Do you dream of a healing, peaceful birth at home, but maybe you need a comprehensive guide and resources to make it happen? Are you planning a homebirth and want to make sure you know what to do every step of the way? Thousands of women have gone before you. Almost all women can have a natural pregnancy and childbirth. Information is power. Knowing your body and what to expect during pregnancy and childbirth is the key to success. This book is a foundational resource for anyone planning an unassisted birth. The Unassisted Baby will help you: - Learn about the dangers of interventions - Do your own prenatal care - Compile the necessary birth supplies - Recognize the signs of labor - Understand the process of labor and childbirth - Prevent complications - Perform a newborn evaluation - Take care of yourself postpartum - Understand what to do in an emergency - Get a birth certificate for your baby - Teach your partner what to do during labor and birth Women have given birth without medical assistance throughout all of history. Even if you aren’t planning a homebirth, this book will give you the information you need to give birth safely. PRAISE FOR THE UNASSISTED BABY “Anita recently delivered the latest addition to the freebirth genre, The Unassisted Baby. This book is full of comprehensive information about everything to do with freebirthing: why, how, when, before, and after! The Unassisted Baby tells you everything you need to know in order to make the best decisions for yourself and your baby. Warmly recommended!” – Holistic Parenting Magazine wwww.TheUnassistedBaby.com

Title The Birth Partner s Quick Reference Guide and Planner
Author Penny Simkin
Publisher Harvard Common Press
Release 2020-01-21
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 200
ISBN 1558329773
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a shorter version of the classic bestseller The Birth Partner, ideal for time-pressed parents, partners, and birthing professionals. It is a convenient and easy-to-use book that provides facts on the fly during the ultra-busy period before, during, and after labor and birth. An added planner keeps your plans and to-dos in one place. Generations of spouses and partners, as well as doulas, nurses, midwives, and other professionals, have relied on Penny Simkin's warm and wise guidance in caring for the new mother, from the last trimester through the early postpartum period. Her book The Birth Partner is the definitive guide to helping a woman through labor and birth, and The Birth Partner's Quick Reference Guide and Planner is a more-concise version of that book. For those who have the original book, it adds a planner component, for hospital or at-home birth plans and for other essential to-dos. It is full of reliable and up-to-date information on: Preparing for labor and for the new baby Ways to help a woman through each stage of labor and birth Pain-relief measures, including epidurals and medications as well as natural techniques Ways to induce or speed up labor Cesarean birth and complications that may require it Breastfeeding and newborn care and much more For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this is the essential book to have on hand.

Title The Home Birth Practice Manual 3rd Edition
Author Alice Bailes
Publisher
Release 2016-05-10
Category
Total Pages
ISBN 9780914324096
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Home Birth Manual is the authoritative guide for caring for women in the home birth setting. I will use it in my teaching about out-of-hospital birth and will rely on it as an essential reference book. It has an excellent section on transfer of care to the hospital setting that my colleagues, physician and midwife alike, will find very useful.

Real Birth by Robin Greene

Title Real Birth
Author Robin Greene
Publisher Light Messages Publishing
Release 2015-07-14
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 428
ISBN 1611530997
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Intimate and intensely personal, the forty-five first-person narratives contained in Real Birth: Women Share Their Stories offer readers a window into the complex and emotionally exciting experience of childbirth. Women from a full range of socioeconomic backgrounds and circumstances recount the childbirth choices they’ve made and the ways those choices have played themselves out in the real life contexts of their everyday lives. Readers meet women from all over the country who speak to us directly––no interviewer intrudes, no judgments intrude, and no single method of childbirth is advocated. Instead, these women offer us their candid experiences, presented clearly and unflinchingly. Medically reviewed by physicians Dr. Richard Randolph for the first edition and Dr. Deborah Morris for this second edition, Real Birth offers readers a plethora of correct information as well the kind of real scoop that other books and health care professionals are often reluctant to reveal. The result is a well-grounded book that reaches across the boundaries of childbirth literature. Real Birth is introduced by Ariel Gore, journalist, editor, writer, and founding editor/publisher of Hip Mama, an Alternative Press Award-winning publication about the culture of motherhood. Also included are an extensive glossary of medical terms, a thoroughly researched selective bibliography, and a list of resources of interest to pregnant women and new moms.

Home Birth Practice by American College of Nurse-Midwives

Title Home Birth Practice
Author American College of Nurse-Midwives
Publisher
Release 1997
Category Maternity nursing
Total Pages 144
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Blessed Events by Pamela E. Klassen

Title Blessed Events
Author Pamela E. Klassen
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release 2001-10-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 316
ISBN 9780691087986
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Blessed Events explores how women who give birth at home use religion to make sense of their births and in turn draw on their birthing experiences to bring meaning to their lives and families. Pamela Klassen introduces a surprisingly diverse group of women, in their own words, while also setting their birth stories within wider social, political, and economic contexts. In doing so, she emerges with a study that disrupts conventional views of both childbirth and religion by blurring assumed divisions between conservative and feminist women and by taking childbirth seriously as a religious act. Most American women who have a choice give birth in a hospital and request pain medication. Yet enough women choose and advocate unmedicated home birth--and do so for carefully articulated reasons, social resistance among them--to constitute a movement. Klassen investigates why women whose religious affiliations range from Old Order Amish to Reform Judaism to goddess-centered spirituality defy majority opinion, the medical establishment, and sometimes the law to have their babies at home. In considering their interpretations--including their critiques of the dominant medical model of childbirth and their views on labor pain--she examines the kinds of agency afforded to or denied women as they derive religious meanings from childbirth. Throughout, she identifies tensions and affinities between feminist and traditionalist appraisals of the symbolic meaning of birth and the power of women. What does home birth--a woman-centered movement working to return birth to women's control--mean in practice for women's gender and religious identities? Is this supreme valuing of procreation and motherhood constraining, or does it open up new realms of cultural and social power for women? By asking these questions while remaining cognizant of religion's significance, Blessed Events challenges both feminist and traditionalist accounts of childbearing while broadening our understanding of how religion is ''lived'' in contemporary America.

Title 10 Things I Can See From Here
Author Carrie Mac
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release 2017-02-28
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0399556273
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Perfect for fans of John Green's Turtles All the Way Down and Nina LaCour's We Are Okay, this is the poignant and uplifting story of Maeve, who is dealing with anxiety while falling in love with a girl who is not afraid of anything. Think positive. Don’t worry; be happy. Keep calm and carry on. Maeve has heard it all before. She’s been struggling with severe anxiety for a long time, and as much as she wishes it was something she could just talk herself out of, it’s not. She constantly imagines the worst, composes obituaries in her head, and is always ready for things to fall apart. To add to her troubles, her mom—the only one who really gets what Maeve goes through—is leaving for six months, so Maeve will be sent to live with her dad in Vancouver. Vancouver brings a slew of new worries, but Maeve finds brief moments of calm (as well as even more worries) with Salix, a local girl who doesn’t seem to worry about anything. Between her dad’s wavering sobriety, her very pregnant stepmom insisting on a home birth, and her bumbling courtship with Salix, this summer brings more catastrophes than even Maeve could have foreseen. Will she be able to navigate through all the chaos to be there for the people she loves? An ALA Rainbow Book List selection A Bank Street Best Book of the Year "With Maeve, Mac delivers a character who's heartwarmingly real and sympathetic, and her story provides a much needed mirror for anxious queer girls everywhere."—Kirkus, Starred review "This is a good companion book for other anxiety-riddled stories, such as The Shattering by Karen Healey, and Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella."—Booklist "This hopeful offering will resonate with young people for their own lives, even if the journey is hard and takes time and patience...[a] compelling portrait of a teen’s experiences with anxiety and challenging family dynamics."--SLJ "Mac carefully makes clear that Maeve is plenty able to find joy other places than the perfect girl and that she’s working at dealing with her own problems; the romance is therefore lovely and cozy and free from overtones of dependency. The descriptions of anxiety are true and powerful, and romance buffs will likely revel in a book celebrating deep connection."—The Bulletin "Mac is good at showing how a dread-filled mind works... [An] affecting story.''—Publishers Weekly