This book has been written as a simple, concise guide to pregnancy, birth and the new baby.
Author: Andrea Robertson
This book has been written as a simple, concise guide to pregnancy, birth and the new baby. It has been designed to serve as background notes for the information provided in pre-natal classes and as a reminder for the exercises that your childbirth educator will show you.
As women relate to their interpretation of the illustrations, this book can powerfully: Allow women in their own time to focus on their needs in pregnancy, birth and becoming a mother; motivate mothers-to-be to prepare for birth and the ...
Release on 2012-07-26 | by Blandine Calais-Germain
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 ...
Author: Blandine Calais-Germain
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
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.
Whether you are hoping and praying for the conception of a child or are already expecting, this beautiful book will open your eyes and your heart to the grandeur of God's plan for your family and to the unfathomable love with which He cares ...
Author: Éline Landon
Amidst the doctor visits, the showers, and the physical and emotional changes that come with pregnancy, it's easy to forget to prepare yourself spiritually to welcome your newborn into the world. That's why š€šline Landon crafted for you these maternal reflections and gathered these gentle Scripture passages "¬‚¬" to help you prayerfully live each month of your pregnancy according to God's loving plan. As the birth of your child approaches, turn to these loving pages to refresh your soul, strengthen your faith, and gain inspiration from the example set by the many expectant couples in Scripture: From the Old Testament, Hannah will show you and your spouse how to wait patiently for the conception of the child you so desire. Tobias and Sarah will help you order your priorities in a way that produces a strong, stable family. Our Lady will teach you how to bear the uncertainties of pregnancy and prepare to raise a family without fear. The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth will help you experience Christ's presence through the child you carry in your own womb.With the gifts of the Holy Spirit revealed here, you will learn to overcome discouragement. The Infant Jesus in the manger will teach you how to prepare interiorly for childbirth. And even Mary Magdalene will come to your aid, revealing to you certain crucial duties you have as a parent, in addition to caring for your baby. Whether you are hoping and praying for the conception of a child or are already expecting, this beautiful book will open your eyes and your heart to the grandeur of God's plan for your family and to the unfathomable love with which He cares for those who trust in Him.
He will have a more smooth transition if his parents have invited his friends, the
angels, to help in his birth. Pray for the Spirit of God to be in the room as you
welcome your new baby, the child sent by God to you. What can you do to prepare for ...
Author: Marika Connole
This book was written hoping to offer help to those who have not had wonderful birth experiences and to help first time motherâs have positive birth experiences.This is a spiritual book. Birth is a spiritual thing. Nowhere is Godâs love more evident than in a newborn babe. You donât have to believe the widespread notion that displays birth as a horrid, painful experience that we must endure in martyr-like fashion. Birth, the taking part in a new life coming to earth, is a wondrous and beautiful event.Because this book gives a very simple outlook on how your body works during labor and delivery, youâll know precisely what to expect! It includes practical advice that really works on what to do mentally to prepare before and during labor, and how to make the overall birth experience a spiritual one.Within the book you will also find nursing tips and the birth stories of all seven of the authorâs children.
Given modern advances in obstetric care, documented decreases in birth injuries
and maternal and infant mortality rates, many women still approach the birth of
their babies with apprehension, fear or even panic. It is well recognized in ...
Author: Janice Morton
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
An up-to-date account of pregnancy, labour and birth written by an experienced physiotherapist and antenatal teacher.
In choosing to birth at home, I was taking responsibility for my own birth, and I
wanted to be educated and informed. My man and I undertook a Calm Birth preparation class, which was gold. Not only did it reaffirm the beauty of birth, the
Author: Shantel Silbernagel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
For First-, Second-, or Third-Time Moms, Single Parents, Same-Sex Parents, and More—This Isn’t Your Typical “Birth Story” Book! With an exciting collection of personal narratives, How to Prepare for Home Birth sheds light on the varied and fascinating experiences of women choosing home birth. Anyone even remotely interested in home birth will want to pull up a chair and witness one of the most intimate moments in each family’s life. From the redwoods of California to a converted cowshed in Ireland, readers will be not only entertained, but also exposed to what home birth really feels, looks, and sounds like. Topics include: First-time home birth Home birth after hospital birth Home birth after Cesarean section Postpartum advice And so much more Expectant parents will come away with a deep understanding and sense of security, knowing that if others have done this, they can, too.