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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!
From an expert counselor, a compassionate, comprehensive guide to healing, conception, and pregnancy after loss of a baby. The challenges of having another pregnancy after loss can be extensive from a physical/medical standpoint alone, but no more so than the emotional and psychological hurdles. Therapist and social worker Joey Miller has counseled women and their families on exactly these matters for nearly twenty years. She brings deep compassion, knowledge, and wisdom of both the emotional and physical roller coasters to help women and their partners tackle all the tough issues: How to talk to your doctor How to handle the emotional fallout, including dealing with your children, family members, and friends Physical assessments and considerations How to get the emotional support you need Support for partners/spouses and more Other than personal accounts of pregnancy after loss, no other book addresses what to expect when expecting goes horribly wrong . . . and then beyond. Rebirth provides a road map for that journey. With concrete help navigating the immediate aftermath of tragedy and the difficulties re-acclimating to a very fertile world to the very mixed emotions of grieving while trying to conceive, Rebirth addresses the inconceivable with deep empathy and practical wisdom.
Loving You From Here explores the traumatic impact of losing a baby through stillbirth and neonatal death. It features the moving stories of multiple families; some affected recently, some decades ago, but still living with the loss. The book is a practical guide for grieving parents in the grips of tragedy, and those around them who want to be able to offer support. This profound and insightful book will help everyone impacted by the loss of a baby.
The perfect pick-me-up for any expectant mum Whether this is your first or fifth baby, The Little Book of Self-Care for Mums-to-Be is your essential handbook for managing the joyful chaos of pregnancy. Drawing on decades of experience, midwife Beccy Hands and doula Alexis Stickland share insider tips on keeping yourself comfortable, happy and calm however your pregnancy and birth may unfold. From the best sleeping positions and simple recipes for morning sickness to relaxing essential oils and easy home remedies for aches and pains, this book will help you feel supported, empowered and understood. Beautifully illustrated in full-colour, this reassuring guide covers everything you need to know, trimester by trimester, so you can enjoy the wonderful journey to motherhood.
No matter how much you long for and plan for a baby, no one is quite prepared for the impact their new arrival has on their life. Learn to thrive (not just survive!) during the early months of parenthood with this guide, which is packed with practical advice and bite-sized tips. Care for and bond with your newborn Advice on breast- and bottle-feeding Supportive guidance on common breastfeeding concerns Ways to soothe your crying baby Baby sleep tips Manage your baby's minor ailments Essential self-care for mums and dads If you read only one parenting book, let this be it.
Pregnancy can be a thrilling adventure for a couple. Although most attention is directed toward the mom-to-be, the nine months of pregnancy are an exciting, moving, and, yes, occasionally stressful!,time for the expectant father as well. Written with the needs and concerns of the dad-to-be in mind, this book includes a comprehensive glossary of terms, a resource section, up-to-date medical information, and tips for supporting your partner during pregnancy and the birth of your new baby. It will also help you be the best father you can be by covering such topics as: The tests and procedures your partner may undergo The impact of pregnancy on your relationship and how to handle it Ways to evaluate the expenses of having a baby How to be a great labour coach
The perfect gift for all new parents! The Baby Book is the ideal place to record all the special moments and memories from the first three years of your child's life. As well as details of the birth, parents and siblings, you can record all the firsts (sitting, crawling, walking, teeth), favourites (toys, books, friends, music) and events, with space for notes and photographs and charts to record growth. An expandable pocket at the back allows you to hold on to keepsakes and an elastic enclosure keeps everything in place.
Think through your birth choices with this handy pack of 100 cards, based on Milli Hill's best-selling The Positive Birth Book. These beautifully illustrated cards bring your birth plan to life. Each card features an icon on one side and a clear explanation of the icon on the other. The icons represent every possible birth choice in every setting, from home birth to caesarean. There are some blank cards included too, because every birth is unique. You'll also find a guide inside with suggestions to get you started. The cards can be used in a number of ways: by pregnant women who want to work through their birth choices in a more visual and dynamic way; by those who want to explore them with their partner, doula, midwife or other supporters; or by birth professionals as a starting point for activities and discussions with their clients.
Although women are often advised to exercise during pregnancy and after birth, there is little information available about the tremendous benefits of physical activity for both mother and baby, or what kinds of exercise are safe and appropriate. In Why Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Matter, Rehana Jawadwala, a sports physiologist and perinatal yoga teacher, looks at the evidence for supporting physical activity in mothers, as well as how women's physiology changes during pregnancy and after they give birth, answering in detail the questions that mothers and those supporting them may have.
Am I the Reason I'm Not Getting Pregnant? gets women struggling with infertility ready to unleash unshakable confidence and certainty on the road to motherhood. Am I the Reason I'm Not Getting Pregnant? reveals the secret to trading that fear for the unwavering confidence and certainty that women are truly doing everything they can. Rosanne Austin is the coach women around the world turn to when they want success on their fertility journey. In Am I the Reason I'm Not Getting Pregnant? Rosanne shares: The genius hack for getting back on the road to fertility success, regardless of age, past failures, and scary statistics The secret to making fertility decisions like an expert, so women improve their chances of getting pregnant immediately and don't waste time or resources How to create the perfect Bump Squad, so women can finally get the support they really want - even from people they think won't get it What it takes to crush fear, doubt, negativity, and spinning in what-ifs , so women don't wreck their results or set themselves up for soul-searing regret Daily practices that empower women to never have to utter the words, What should I do, ever again
For an entire generation of new parents, this warm, expert work has become the standard guide to the shortest, easiest, and healthiest childbirth. Now a thoroughly updated and revised edition offers new research showing how labour support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labour, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies. New material also demonstrates the positive effects of having a doula on mother-infant bonding, how relatives or friends can be trained in labour support, and how hypnosis is used to ease and shorten labour. No expectant parent will want to be without this empowering and irreplaceable book.