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Pregnancy, birth & baby care

See below for a selection of the latest books from Pregnancy, birth & baby care category. Presented with a red border are the Pregnancy, birth & baby care books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Pregnancy, birth & baby care books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Nursing Mother's Companion 8th Edition The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy Through Weaning

Nursing Mother's Companion 8th Edition The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy Through Weaning

Author: Kathleen Huggins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2020

Solve breastfeeding challenges quickly and safely with this beloved and reliable guide! Breastfeeding is natural, but it can be challenging for new moms and their babies. Hospitals and doctors' offices often do not have the time to respond to the many questions new moms have about nursing their babies-especially when hurdles arise on nights or weekends, as they inevitably do. This book fills the gaps, with accurate advice and a warm and wise tone. The Nursing Mother's Companion has been among the top two best-selling books on breastfeeding for more than 30 years, with more than one million copies sold. It is respected and recommended by professionals, including The International Lactation Consultant Association, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, and The American Academy of Pediatrics, and is well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through whenever they choose to wean. This fully updated and revised 8th edition provides information on topics such as: How to cope with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges Incorporating a nursing routine into a working life Treating postpartum headaches and nausea Weaning, and introducing solid foods Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk How to choose and use a breast pump, with details on specific models Nursing Mother's Companion comes complete with Survival Guides set off by colored bands on the pages for quick reference, as well as appendices on determining baby's milk needs in the first six weeks, and the safety of various drugs during breastfeeding. You will also find an insightful foreward by Jessica Martin-Weber, creator of the popular website The Leaky Boob, and a preface by Kelly Bonata, creator of the go-to site KellyMom. These two much-loved authorities speak to the importance of owning an authoritative breastfeeding book that cuts through the jumble of opinions, information, and misinformation on the web.

Early An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What it Teaches Us About Being Human

Early An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What it Teaches Us About Being Human

Author: Sarah DiGregorio Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Inspired by the author's harrowing experience giving birth to her premature daughter, a compelling and empathetic work that combines memoir with rigorous reporting to tell the story of neonatology - and to meditate on the questions raised by premature birth. The heart of many hospitals is the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It is a place where humanity, ethics, and science collide in dramatic and deeply personal ways as parents, doctors, and nurses grapple with sometimes unanswerable questions: When does life begin? When and how should life end? And what does it mean to be human? The NICU is a place made of stories - the stories of mothers and babies who spend days, weeks, and even months waiting to go home, and the dedicated clinicians who care for these tiny, developing humans. The book explores the evolution of neonatology and its breakthroughs - how modern medicine can be successful at saving infants at five and a half months gestation who weigh less than a pound, when only a few decades ago, there were essentially no treatments for premature babies. For the first time, Sarah DiGregorio tells the complete story of this science - and the many people it has touched. Weaving her own story, those of other parents, and NICU clinicians with deeply researched reporting, Early delves deep into the history and future of neonatology, one of the most boundary pushing medical disciplines: how it came to be, how it is evolving, and the political, cultural, and ethical issues that continue to arise in the face of dramatic scientific developments. Eye-opening and vital, Early uses premature birth as a lens to view our own humanity, and the humanity of those around us.

Mindful Pregnancy Meditation, Yoga, Hypnobirthing, Natural Remedies, and Nutrition - Trimester by Trimester

Mindful Pregnancy Meditation, Yoga, Hypnobirthing, Natural Remedies, and Nutrition - Trimester by Trimester

Author: Tracy Donegan Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Enjoy a natural, positive, stress-free pregnancy. Trimester by trimester, this beautiful book gives you safe yoga, meditation, natural remedies, nutrition, and hypnobirthing techniques to match your stage of pregnancy. Encouraging, practical advice will help you to understand your body, relish your pregnancy, and bond with your growing baby. Troubleshoot pregnancy aches and pains with appropriate exercises, quell morning sickness with natural remedies and food, bond with your baby through meditation and movement, and prepare your body and mind safely and healthily for childbirth using strengthening exercises and hypnobirthing techniques. Feel empowered to nurture and give birth to your baby with strength and confidence, and embrace your life as a new mum.

After the First Six Weeks

After the First Six Weeks

Author: Midwife Cath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Midwife Cath has delivered more than 10,000 babies over the last 40 years, but her care of mothers and babies doesn't end when they leave the hospital. She strongly believes that all families need ongoing support, particularly in their first crucial year of parenting. After the First Six Weeks is a follow-up to Midwife Cath's bestselling book The First Six Weeks. Week six is a major milestone for both babies and parents, and this comprehensive guidebook will provide a roadmap to 'what's next'-starting at six weeks and taking you through to the end of the first 12 months. Midwife Cath covers all the joys and challenges of your child's first year at home, focusing on such issues as breast and bottle feeding; the introduction of solids; sleep; growth and development; the importance of play; safety; and her Bath Bottle Bed (BBB) routine and how it evolves over these 12 months. Midwife Cath's invaluable experience and wisdom will help you establish routines that will ensure a healthier, happier baby and better-rested, more confident parents.

Early An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What it Teaches Us About Being Human

Early An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What it Teaches Us About Being Human

Author: Sarah DiGregorio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

Inspired by the author's harrowing experience giving birth to her premature daughter, a compelling and empathetic work that combines memoir with rigorous reporting to tell the story of neonatology - and to meditate on the questions raised by premature birth. The heart of many hospitals is the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It is a place where humanity, ethics, and science collide in dramatic and deeply personal ways as parents, doctors, and nurses grapple with sometimes unanswerable questions: When does life begin? When and how should life end? And what does it mean to be human? The NICU is a place made of stories - the stories of mothers and babies who spend days, weeks, and even months waiting to go home, and the dedicated clinicians who care for these tiny, developing humans. The book explores the evolution of neonatology and its breakthroughs - how modern medicine can be successful at saving infants at five and a half months gestation who weigh less than a pound, when only a few decades ago, there were essentially no treatments for premature babies. For the first time, Sarah DiGregorio tells the complete story of this science - and the many people it has touched. Weaving her own story, those of other parents, and NICU clinicians with deeply researched reporting, Early delves deep into the history and future of neonatology, one of the most boundary pushing medical disciplines: how it came to be, how it is evolving, and the political, cultural, and ethical issues that continue to arise in the face of dramatic scientific developments. Eye-opening and vital, Early uses premature birth as a lens to view our own humanity, and the humanity of those around us.

Weaning Made Simple

Weaning Made Simple

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2020

The comprehensive weaning companion from the UK's no. 1 children's cookery author and weaning expert, Annabel Karmel. When is my baby ready for first foods? Which foods should I try first? How do I introduce the critical nutrients? What do I need to know about allergies? Leading baby and toddler expert Annabel Karmel is here to guide you through all the unknowns and make weaning easy, achievable and fun. Packed with all the up-to-date guidance you need and a hundred delicious, nutrient-rich recipes, Weaning Made Simple takes all the complicated information and breaks it down into bite-sized, digestible chunks. Annabel has worked with a leading children's dietitian to make sure all the information is completely up to date and reliable, covering everything from supplements and allergies to catering for vegetarian or vegan diets. With a bright, bold design that's packed with infographics, charts, illustrations and photography, the book is easy to dip in and out of whenever you need it. The recipes are organised by age group so you'll know how to cater for first tastes, second-stage weaning and beyond. There are also sample meal planners for each stage so you can easily plan ahead. Annabel shows you how to prepare the best foods so they are the right shape and size for baby-led weaning, how to make tasty no-cook purees, how to pair ingredients to make the most from the nutrients, and so much more.

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse Through Pregnancy and Childbirth A Guide for Midwives, Doulas and Other Healthcare Professionals

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse Through Pregnancy and Childbirth A Guide for Midwives, Doulas and Other Healthcare Professionals

Author: Kicki Hansard, Penny Simkin, Phyllis Klaus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2020

With statistics showing that 1 in 5 women have experienced some form of sexual abuse, it is likely that all birth professionals will support a survivor of such abuse at some point during their career. This book provides practical advice for those supporting these women throughout their pregnancy, labour, and postnatal periods. The impact of past sexual abuse on women during these periods is often underestimated, and this book shows the need for greater compassion and understanding in maternity services regarding this issue. Drawing on a vast range of research and expertise, this book includes details on the identifiable behaviours of survivors, how to respond when someone says they are a survivor, positive stories, and appropriate language to use. This book is for any care provider who wants to help pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period become a healing experience for those carrying trauma, and to support these survivors with compassion, respect and kindness.

Family Fit Plan A 30-Day Wellness Transformation

Family Fit Plan A 30-Day Wellness Transformation

Author: Natalie Digate Muth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2020

This dynamic plan will help the whole family kick-start their health and wellness and set the stage for long-term, lasting improvements in nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress, and screen use habits. Dr. Natalie Digate Muth walks families through this thirty-day transformation that establishes a baseline and goals, creates routines and healthy habits, and provides strategies for overcoming frustration and recognizing obstacles. At the end of thirty days, parents and children will have laid the ground work to continue a lifetime of healthy habits. The plan also includes family-friendly recipes, health and fitness experiments for the kids, and additional wellness tools.

Bumpin' The Modern Guide to Pregnancy: Navigating the Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Journey From Conception Through Birth and Beyond

Bumpin' The Modern Guide to Pregnancy: Navigating the Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Journey From Conception Through Birth and Beyond

Author: Leslie Schrock, Jane, MD, FACOG van Dis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Tech investor and new mum Leslie Ziegler Schrock offers a thoroughly modern guide to pregnancy-from the preparations of trimester zero to the challenges of the newborn months. In the last thirty years, the process of starting a family has drastically changed. Not only are there many more options for getting pregnant, but there are a dizzying array of variables from start to finish. Midwife or OB-GYN? Stroller or Baby Bjorn? Yet all this choice can also create anxiety, especially around the most difficult realities. One in nine mothers report dealing with postpartum depression, but it is rarely acknowledged and even more rarely treated. We have more information than ever, yet nearly every aspect of motherhood is still shrouded in judgment and mystery. Enter Leslie Schrock, first-time mother whose own struggles opened her eyes to this widespread problem. With the frank, funny warmth of a trusted friend, she debunks the most pervasive pregnancy myths and cites the latest science (with a dash of been-there-done-that experience) to help you make the best decisions every step of the way-for both you and your baby. * GREAT PLATFORM: Leslie speaks internationally on health, design, and technology, most recently at TEDx London and Social Innovation Summit. She was named one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company Magazine, and has been featured in NPR, WiredUK, and GQ. * VERY ENGAGED AUDIENCE: Websites dedicated to pregnancy, like BabyCenter.com, reach more than 100 million people monthly. * PERSONAL STAKE: Her difficulties were part of what inspired her to write the book, and will be a huge part of what readers find appealing -- the frank, warm tone of a friend who's been there too.

The Fertility Doctor's Guide to Overcoming Infertility Discovering Your Reproductive Potential and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby

The Fertility Doctor's Guide to Overcoming Infertility Discovering Your Reproductive Potential and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby

Author: Mark P., M.D. Trolice Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Give yourself the best-possible odds for getting pregnant and having a baby with this concise, expert, and encouraging companion as your guide! In the only general guide to infertility written by a medical doctor who specializes in the subject, Mark Trolice, MD-who is board-certified in both OB/GYN and REI (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)-shares the practical knowledge he has gained from working in infertility medicine for years, with many hundreds of patients, alongwith the warmth and wisdom he has acquired from getting to know prospective parents from all kind of backgrounds. The journey from infertility to fertility, from childlessness to a brand-new baby, can be long and arduous. It involves complicated medical diagnoses, a wide range of treatment options, a host of potential lifestyle changes, lots of emotional ups and downs, and-even with the best medical insurance-challenging financial decisions. Your doctors cannot decide everything for you, and that is why an authoritative and comprehensive book, written in clear and understandable language for the layperson, is essential. This is that book. The book opens with an exploration of all the possible causes of infertility, covering both couples who have never been pregnant and ones who have had recurrent losses of pregnancies. Unique among infertility guides, this volume gives roughly equal weight to male and female causes, which is important because about 40% of infertility cases are due to men's issues-and some couples need to address issues in both the prospective mother and prospective father. It covers endometriosis, fibroids, POS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), tubal factor, male factor, and other possible causes. Next it looks at your treatment options. Importantly, these are not just medical interventions, but they also include lifestyle changes you alone can make, involving sleep, diet, exercise, and other forms of self-care. Among medical options, IUI (Intrauterine Insemination), IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), and various surgical procedures are covered in detail. Some couples are lucky to have a short journey to fertility. For others, the process takes years. With a gentle and sure hand, and non-judgmentally, Dr. Trolice guides you through the many decisions you need to make along the way, such as whether or not to continue treatments, whether to change practitioners or treatments, and whether it is a good idea to continue to spend money on procedures not covered by your insurance. He understands that these are emotionally weighty decisions that involve the future of your family, and he provides ample grounds for optimism and hope, empowering you as you take this journey.

The Little Book of Baby Massage Use the Power of Touch to Calm Your Baby

The Little Book of Baby Massage Use the Power of Touch to Calm Your Baby

Author: Jo Kellett Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Easy massage routines to soothe your baby and communicate love. To a baby, touch is talk, and with these soothing techniques, you and your child can share some of your most fulfilling communicative moments. Calm and comfort your baby from head to toe with a step-by-step full-body massage; discover ways to incorporate massage into your baby's day-to-day routine; and ease common ailments such as colic, teething, and constipation. With expert guidance from a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, explore the physical and emotional benefits of baby massage and enjoy this most intimate way to relax, soothe, and nurture.

The Birth Partner's Quick Reference Guide and Planner Essential Labor and Childbirth Information for a New Mother's Partner and Helpers

The Birth Partner's Quick Reference Guide and Planner Essential Labor and Childbirth Information for a New Mother's Partner and Helpers

Author: Penny Simkin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2019

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.