Une Naissance Heureuse
Author: Isabelle Brabant
Publisher: Fides (Editions)
Birth and Breastfeeding
Author: Michel Odent
Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS
Humanity, argues Michel Odent, stands at a crossroads in the history of childbirth - and the direction we choose to take will have critical consequences. Until recently a woman could not have had a baby without releasing a complex cocktail of 'love hormones'. In many societies today, most women give birth without relying on the release of such a flow of hormones. Some give birth via caesarean section, while others use drugs that not only block the release of these natural substances, but do not have their beneficial behavioural effects. 'This unprecedented situation must be considered in terms of civilization', says Odent, and gives us urgent new reasons to rediscover the basic needs of women in labour.
What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:• Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play • What really happens during labor • Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable • Episiotomy--is it really necessary? • Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs • Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth • How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression • The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor doesn’t necessarily tell you • The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers • How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, including a hospital • And much more Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.
Nine Months to Motherhood
Author: Laurence Pernoud
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
Who Are They?
Author: Tana Hoban
Publisher: Harper Collins
Share these animals and their babies with your baby. It is never to early to look and talk together!
Author: George Sand, Julius Eker
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Lucrezia Floriani, a worldly 30-year-old actress and the mother of 4 children with 3 different fathers, meets and falls in love with Prince Karol, a moody, introspective aristocrat.
The First Forty Days
Author: Heng Ou, Amely Greeven, Marisa Belger
The first 40 days after the birth of a child offer an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother. Based on author Heng Ou’s own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of “confinement,” in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth. As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely “bounce back” after delivering their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifeline—a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance. The book includes 60 simple recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of the new mother. In addition to the recipes, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the postpartum period, navigating relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth. The First Forty Days, fully illustrated to feel both inspiring and soothing, is a practical guide and inspirational read for all new mothers and mothers-to-be—the perfect ally during the first weeks with a new baby.
Fully revised and updated edition of the classic bestselling baby and childcare manual The Complete Book of Mother and Babycare was the first baby book to provide illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to care for your baby. Now it is fully revised and updated to include the latest in babycare guidelines and recommendations - from sleeping advice to postnatal recovery. Packed with new, fresh photography and essential advice, tips and suggestions, this guides you through every stage of your pregnancy and beyond, up to the first three years of your baby's life. Clear, step-by-step photographs illustrate everything from postnatal checks to breastfeeding and nappy-changing. Plus, this will provide you with everything you need to recognize and treat common childhood illnesses and ailments. This is a classic must-have babycare manual.
Thought-provoking and controversial, this book offers practical parenting techniques for parents at each age and stage of their baby''s development to ensure that their child is psychologically well adjusted and emotionally healthy. Includes advice and strategies, from anxiety-proofing your baby to solvingpoor sleeping Uses picture stories, real-life images and anecdotes to illustrate points Reexamines popular childcare tactics and offers alternatives How today''s brain research can lead to happy, emotionally balanced children
The period surrounding birth is a phase of modern life that has been dramatically altered in recent decades, and emerging scientific disciplines have shown that this short period is critical in the formation of human beings. Michel Odent, former obstetrician and revolutionary childbirth pioneer, believes that these are two good reasons to raise questions about the way babies are born, and the consequences this may have for the evolution of Homo sapiens. Furthermore, the transmission of acquired traits to subsequent generations can now be scientifically interpreted (epigenetics, the transmission of the mircobiome, etc), which may represent a defining moment in our understanding of the mechanisms by which evolution occurs. Recent scientific advances have been so spectacular that they merit this updated edition of a book that was originally published in 2013. Obstetric practice is generally evaluated in the short term; this ground-breaking book encourages us to think about modes of birth in the long term, and to consider the impact they have on our species and its evolution. It is a readable, yet thought-provoking book, which will give anyone interested in evolution and the future of Homo sapiens much new material to consider.
This book is for any woman considering a vaginal birth after one or more previous cesareans. What are the risks? What are the advantages? What is the best choice in your particular case? The author, Helene Vadeboncoeur, takes you through the research and also gives you a glimpse into other women's experiences through the use of first-hand accounts. It was, in fact, the author's experience of two very different births (one a cesarean, the next a VBAC) that inspired her to get a PhD. In her thesis she explored how women experience giving birth in hospital. Helene wanted to consider questions about birth because this is such an important event in women's lives. For over 10 years since then, she has divided her time between teaching and participating in research projects. (She is currently on the Board of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization.) She also regularly gives talks at conferences around the world. This means that you not only get the benefit of advice from a woman who's been through both a cesarean and a VBAC, you also get taken through the most up-to-date research. Serious information is presented in an upbeat, readable style. Comment from an obstetrician: "As a professional who is concerned about the risk in the cesarean rate I would like to suggest that all women who have anything to do with cesareans read this book. The author has collected research data and precious accounts, which will help women make an informed choice as to how to give birth to their babies." Feedback from a midwife: "Helene Vadeboncoeur offers women an important tool to support them if they choose to give birth vaginally after a previous cesarean." Comment from a VBAC mom: "This book can help you heal the inner scars that every cesarean leaves behind. It'll also help you prepare and inform yourself to make a different journey with your next birth.""
This title includes Foreword by Sheila Kitzinger, Writer, Researcher, Activist and Honorary Professor, Wolfson School of Health Sciences, Thames Valley University. Birth centres are suitable for every woman whose birth is straightforward, which accounts for around 75 per cent of all women. This inspirational guide shows how small scale maternity provision has a profound clinical and organisational advantage over large scale hospital provision, including saving of time and money by reducing intervention rates. It presents the thoughts and feelings of midwives and patients and how both enjoy the humane and compassionate care of the birth centre ethos. The book is invaluable for midwives, obstetricians, doulas, maternity care assistants and maternity service planners and managers. It also provides enlightening information for general practitioners and other health and social care professionals, maternity service users groups and academics with an interest in midwifery and health services. "What birth centres do best is simply providing humane childbirth care. There are no high tech gadgetry, doctors or dramatic stories of childbirth rescues that make it into the media. Yet 'miracles' happen inside their walls every day as women have their babies after normal labours and births. Until now, there have been very few books detailing what happens in birth centres so that women and childbirth professionals can be introduced to an alternative beyond the large hospital model. This book provides a window in on the birth centre model and there are some exciting things to find there about childbirth care in the 21st century." - Denis Walsh, in the Preface. "Denis Walsh has one of the most incisive, analytical and brilliant minds in nursing and midwifery research today. He demonstrates the difference between a quality environment for birth where a woman can create her own 'nest', and a technocratic, bureaucratically controlled, highly medicalised and risk-oriented birth culture dominated by the clock, which is most women's experience today." - Sheila Kitzinger, in the Foreword.
Offers a critical look at modern pediatrics, provides parents with detailed data about the diagnosis and treatment of childhood ailments, and argues that professional intervention should be used as a last resort
Author: Myla Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: Hachette Books
The bestselling author of Wherever You Go, There You Are (more than 1,000,000 total copies in print) and Full Catastrophe Living joins forces with his wife, Myla, in this groundbreaking revised edition of the classic book about mindfulness in parenting children of all ages. Updated with new material--including an all new introduction and expanded practices in the epilogue--Everyday Blessings remains one of the few books on parenting that embraces the emotional, intuitive, and deeply personal experience of being a parent, applying the groundbreaking "mind/body connection" expertise from global thought-leader, Jon Kabat-Zinn and his wife, Myla Kabat-Zinn.
Comment vivre pleinement la naissance de son enfant de la façon la plus naturelle possible ? Comment se préparer à un accouchement sans péridurale ? Est-il possible de « gérer » la douleur ? Quels avantages à choisir d’accoucher naturellement ? Comment faire participer le futur papa à la naissance ? Est-il possible de choisir sa position pour accoucher ? Ces questions sont au cœur des préoccupations des femmes enceintes, de plus en plus nombreuses à souhaiter un accouchement moins médicalisé et plus personnalisé. Ce choix témoigne de la volonté de vivre ce moment unique et magique en pleine conscience pour bien accueillir son Bébé. Vous trouverez dans cet ouvrage complet et rassurant : - Les réponses à toutes les interrogations sur l’accouchement sans ou avec péridurale. -Une approche bienveillante qui permet de (re)découvrir son corps, (re)prendre confiance en ses capacités et aborder l’accouchement positivement et sans appréhension. - Les critères à prendre en compte pour établir votre projet de naissance en concertation avec la sage-femme qui vous suit. -Des informations concrètes sur les différentes préparations à l’accouchement (sophrologie, haptonomie, yoga...), avec des exercices pratiques de relaxation, lâcher prise, visualisation... très utiles pour le jour J. -De nombreux témoignages de couples qui ont fait ce choix. POUR UN ACCOUCHEMENT NATUREL EN PLEINE CONSCIENCE Aurélie Surmely a d’abord exercé comme sage-femme au sein de cliniques, puis en libéral. L’envie de partager son expérience l’a amenée à devenir auteure, conférencière et à créer une chaîne Youtube (www.lawebteledaurelie.com), qui rassemble plus d’une centaine de vidéos gratuites sur la grossesse, l’accouchement, le post-partum et plus largement la parentalité, la vie de famille.