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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!
A baby's first year is full of landmarks: the first smile, first bath, first photograph, first toy, first full night's sleep, first crawl, first wave, first steps, first tooth, first word - a record list of firsts. The Kate Greenaway First Year Baby Book has been designed so that parents can record these little achievements as they happen, from the day of the birth through to the first birthday. It contains checklists which help parents monitor their child's progress, with spaces to record immunizations as well as physical and behavioural developments such as the first unsupported sit or the child's first response to its own name.
There is no doubt that breast is best and it is the most natural way of feeding your baby. The majority of mothers approach breastfeeding with an optimism and a desire to succeed but in many cases this soon disintegrates into failing milk supplies and sore nipples. No one ever tells you how difficult and painful it can be. is the usual cry from a new mother. Now you can have help permanently on hand in your own home. Fully updated and packed with practical advice on every aspect of breastfeeding - from positioning your baby correctly and latching-on to timing and successful weaning -THEN NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST BOOK OF BREASTFEEDING offers solutions to the kind of day-day problems and emotional concerns that affect breastfeeding women every day. Written by a counsellor with fifteen year experience and published in association with Britain's largest chidbirth charity, this book will give you the confidence to make your baby's first months happy and trouble-free for both of you.
Every mother-to-be approaches pregnancy differently; some are excited and positive in their outlook, while others feel apprehensive stressed and worried. One of the most popular forms of complementary treatment, aromatherapy is an ideal way to help you through the stresses, strains and discomforts of pregnancy, birth and into the first six months of motherhood. Fully updated, Aromatherapy and Massage for Mother and Baby shows you how to choose and use the fragrant, gentle essential oils. It shows you how the recipes, made up simply and safely at home, can alleviate the discomforts of pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period, as well as problems with your baby such as nappy rash and teething. In addition, it provides clear instructions on how to treat yourself and your baby to soothing massage. Comprehensive and easy-to-follow, with an A-Z reference guide to essential oils, Aromatherapy and Massage for Mother and Baby ensures a happier, healthier, more relaxed pregnancy and motherhood.
This book offers helpful tips, case studies, and question and answer features about sexual activity, getting pregnant, being pregnant, delivering a baby, and keeping sex alive before, during, and after pregnancy. It focuses on maintaining a healthy relationship and sex life during pregnancy.
Parents of very premature infants, often shocked and panicked by the situation in which they find themselves, have until now had surprisingly few resources to consult. Now, with Miracle Birth Stories of Very Premature Babies, the information, support, and hope they so desperately need have been made available. Written by a prize-winning journalist and father of a now-thriving micro-preemie, this uplifting testament to hope is filled with parents' stories of their preemies and micro-preemies, complete with details of their struggles in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), with harrowing series of life-threatening conditions, and with accounts of extraordinarily delicate and risky surgical procedures. This is the only book available in which parents, through interviews, speak directly to other parents about their common experiences with premature infants, and it is an invaluable guide to navigating the NICU journey. While the book presents sobering medical facts in a straightforward manner, author Timothy Smith's intention is to show a different side of extreme prematurity than the one most often presented by the media. Rather than dwelling on the relatively infrequent cases that result in severe handicaps and family hardship, the author introduces the readers to many examples of the positive, more common outcomes of prematurity: children who have struggled valiantly and successfully, often against all odds, to join families that continue to cherish them. Heartwarming yet realistic, these stories inspire even as they portray the families' attempts to cope with losing the typical birth experience, listening to insensitive remarks, going home without their babies, and communicating with medical professionals. This is a powerful, love-filled, personal resource for parents of tiny infants.
This book is a practical, sympathetic and complete guide to having a baby - from conception to delivery. Written in association with Britain's leading maternity hospital, it draws on the wide experience of the hospital's doctors and midwives and also contains insightful comments from parents themselves. Organised on a week-by-week basis and illustrated throughout, this comprehensive book shows step-by-step how the baby develops and what changes the mother will experience. It tells you how you may be feeling both phyically and emotionally and when, how to choose the right nutrition and exercise at various times of the pregnancy, how to prepare for the birth and the choices available to you, what to expect during labour and the options for pain relief, care after birth and much more. The very first book of its kind to obtain such a unique endorsement, The Queen Charlotte's Hospital Guide to Pregnancy and Birth answers every question parents might ask and promises to become the definitive book on this important subject.