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Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months
She's pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That's where John Pfeiffer steps in.Like any good coach, he's been through it. He's dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby's nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive - there with a "You're beautiful" when necessary - but assertive during the decision-making process (he didn't want to wind up with a kid named Percy). And now it's your turn.She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities.
With Mindful Birthing, Nancy Bardacke, nurse-midwife and mindfulness teacher, lays out her innovative program for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body medicine, Bardacke offers practices that will help you find calm and ease during this life-changing time, providing lifelong skills for healthy living and wise parenting. SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF MINDFUL BIRTHING: Increases confidence and decreases fear of childbirth Taps into deep inner resources for working with pain Improves couple communication, connection, and cooperation Provides stress-reducing skills for greater joy and wellbeing
When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy (4th Edition)
You're expecting more than one baby? Congratulations! Effective, encouraging, and up-to-date, When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads is essential for you and your babies.Like all mothers-to-be, you're experiencing the full spectrum of human emotions: joy, fear, confusion, and excitement--maybe all at once. As a woman pregnant with more than one baby, you're feeling all these things . . . only more so! When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads outlines a practical, nutrition-based program to keep you and your babies healthy, and provides a comprehensive tour of what you can expect during your unique pregnancy and childbirth experience. Women who follow this program have significantly fewer complications during pregnancy--and their babies are born healthier, weighing 20 to 35 percent more than the average twin, triplet, or quad. Included is crucial information on: * Finding a qualified maternal/fetal medicine specialist* Dietary recommendations, menus, and 75 recipes for maximizing birth weight* Safe guidelines on exercise, physical activity, and work * Reducing your risk for pregnancy complications* Recognizing the signs of preterm labor and what to do about them* How twin type (fraternal vs. identical) affects prenatal care* What to expect during and after delivery * Feeding and caring for your newborns . . . and yourself
What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood
Your guide to the emotions of pregnancy and early motherhood, from two of America’s top reproductive psychiatrists.When you are pregnant, you get plenty of advice about your growing body and developing baby. Yet so much about motherhood happens in your head. What everyone really wants to know: Is this normal?- Even after months of trying, is it normal to panic after finding out you’re pregnant?- Is it normal not to feel love at first sight for your baby?- Is it normal to fight with your parents and partner?- Is it normal to feel like a breastfeeding failure?- Is it normal to be zonked by “mommy brain?”In What No One Tells You, two of America’s top reproductive psychiatrists reassure you that the answer is yes. With thirty years of combined experience counseling new and expectant mothers, they provide a psychological and hormonal backstory to the complicated emotions that women experience, and show why it’s natural for “matrescence” - the birth of a mother - to be as stressful and transformative a period as adolescence.Here, finally, is the first-ever practical guide to help new mothers feel less guilt and more self-esteem, less isolation and more kinship, less resentment and more intimacy, less exhaustion and more pleasure, and learn other tips to navigate the ups and downs of this exciting, demanding time.
Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
A candid, feminist, and personal deep dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhoodLike most first-time mothers, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant. What exactly is a placenta and how does it function? How does a body go into labor? Why is breast best? Is wine totally off-limits? But as she soon discovered, it’s not easy to find satisfying answers. Your obstetrician will cautiously quote statistics; online sources will scare you with conflicting and often inaccurate data; and even the most trusted books will offer information with a heavy dose of judgment. To educate herself, the food and culture writer embarked on an intensive journey of exploration, diving into the scientific mysteries and cultural attitudes that surround motherhood to find answers to questions that had only previously been given in the form of advice about what women ought to do—rather than allowing them the freedom to choose the right path for themselves.In Like a Mother, Garbes offers a rigorously researched and compelling look at the physiology, biology, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood, informed by in-depth reportage and personal experience. With the curiosity of a journalist, the perspective of a feminist, and the intimacy and urgency of a mother, she explores the emerging science behind the pressing questions women have about everything from miscarriage to complicated labors to postpartum changes. The result is a visceral, full-frontal look at what’s really happening during those nine life-altering months, and why women deserve access to better care, support, and information.Infused with humor and born out of awe, appreciation, and understanding of the female body and its strength, Like a Mother debunks common myths and dated assumptions, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives.
The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama: Redefining the Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Journey
An inclusive, holistic, evidence-based guide for pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum journey—created for modern moms by the experts at the Motherly online community.Pregnancy isn’t just about creating a baby. It’s also about the powerful transformation we go through on the journey to becoming “mama.” We created The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama to coach and inspire you each step of the way. This is the pregnancy book we wish we’d had when we first became mothers—a mama-centered guide that doesn’t just focus on your baby’s needs, but honors and coaches you through this profound life change.Here’s the most important thing to remember: you are a phenom, and you are going to rock this.And you don’t have to do this alone. At your highest highs and your lowest lows, there is a village of professionals and peers to traverse this path with you.This book won’t bog you down with demands, give you more to be worried about, or tell you what to do. It’s impossible to know exactly what to expect during your pregnancy—after all, you are your own amazing woman with unique dreams, experiences, and needs. Instead, we’ve filled this illustrated guide with the best knowledge, wisdom, and support we have to offer. « Less
Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)
de Becker, Gavin
Gavin de Becker's clients include the U.S. government, Fortune 500 companies, and celebrities like Madonna and Tom Hanks. Now he shows how the theories he proposed in The Gift of Fear can become lessons for parents and caregivers who want to protect children. Taking his much-acclaimed theory about the empowering nature of intuition one step further, de Becker's "Protecting the Gift" is packed with insight and advice, including: How to recognize strategies used by sexual predators; How to prepare your child for that first walk to school - alone; How to deal with the media's glorification of violence and its effect on your child; How to deal with bullies - and much more.
Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater
Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on his or her food journey - for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development. In Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater they explain how to expand your family’s food horizons, avoid the picky eater trap, identify special feeding needs, and put joy back into mealtimes.
The Natural Baby Sleep Solution: Use Your Child's Internal Sleep Rhythms for Better Nights and Naps
A simple program for sleep that delivers foolproof results. Based on the human rest and activity cycle that occurs every hour and a half, here's a kinder, gentler, and better way to put your baby to sleep. The result: truly restful daytime naps (which also give an infant a head start on cognitive development and emotional intelligence) and consistent nighttime sleep--as beneficial for parents as it is for the baby. In her reassuring voice, Dr. Moore explains how and why the method works for babies aged two weeks to one year, and includes lessons in sleep independence plus solutions to common problems, such as baby waking up too early, baby getting a second wind before bedtime, and baby confusing day and night.
Finally, a practical and compassionate guide to your well-being during pregnancy and parenthood Strong as a Mother will prepare you with humor, grace, and zero judgment for what lies ahead and give you the tools to take care of yourself, permission to struggle, and professional advice on how to move through it when you do. It will become a dog-eared resource on your nightstand, offering you the same care and support that you are working so hard to provide to your child.
The Unhealthy Truth
Robyn O'Brien is not the most likely candidate for an anti establishment crusade. A Houston native from a conservative family, this MBA and married mother of four was not someone who gave much thought to misguided government agencies and chemicals in our food--until the day her youngest daughter had a violent allergic reaction to eggs, and everything changed. "The Unhealthy Truth" is both the story of how one brave woman chose to take on the system and a call to action that shows how each of us can do our part and keep our own families safe. O'Brien turns to accredited research conducted in Europe that confirms the toxicity of America's food supply, and traces the relationship between Big Food and Big Money that has ensured that the United States is one of the only developed countries in the world to allow hidden toxins in our food--toxins that can be blamed for the alarming recent increases in allergies, ADHD, cancer, and asthma among our children. Featuring recipes and an action plan for weaning your family off dangerous chemicals one step at a time "The Unhealthy Truth "is a must-read for every parent--and for every concerned citizen--in America today.
Boost Your Breast Milk: An All-in-One Guide for Nursing Mothers to Build a Healthy Milk Supply
Simpson Alicia C.
Every mom wants to produce enough nutritious milk for her tiny one - but many worry about low milk supply and other potential hurdles. In Boost Your Breast Milk, you’ll find the most up-to-date practices that support a healthy milk supply for baby and a healthy mom.• Clear, calm advice on breastfeeding - preparing to nurse, latching techniques, when to feed, and more• How to spot and manage the causes of low supply and milk slumps - from mastitis to your baby’s natural growth spurts• What to eat when you’re nursing - from superfoods like avocado to naturally lactogenic (milk-boosting) foods like oats and papaya• Plus, 75 recipes packed with goodness that the whole family can enjoy!A healthy beginning starts now!
As a pediatrician, spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and mother of three boys, Dr. Tanya Altmann knows that good nutrition is essential for healthy kids. In What to Feed Your Baby, Dr. Tanya provides the latest nutritional recommendations and best practices for feeding babies and young children. The simple, fool-proof program focuses on serving eleven foundation foods: eggs, prunes, avocado, fish, yogurt/cheese/milk, nuts, chicken/beans, fruit, green veggies, whole grains, and water. What to Feed Your Baby helps parents set their children up for a lifetime of healthy choices - and say goodbye to picky eating forever!
7 Secrets of the Newborn: Secrets and (Happy) Surprises of the First Year
Hamilton, Robert C.
Robert C. Hamilton, M.D., has spent more than three decades caring for newborns. In his practice, Dr. Bob has seen it all - what works, what doesn’t. How can you get your baby to nurse, sleep, and maybe even cease crying? What strategies can help you connect and communicate with your infant? What important decisions will you make during the first year for your child, yourself, and your partner?Here, Dr. Bob shares his clear, sensible, warm advice - as well as all the latest scientific data and research - on how to:• Offer comfort to a crying newborn using the “Hold”• Gently teach your baby how to sleep (and get some sleep yourself)• Establish healthy patterns• Breastfeed, formula-feed, or bottle-feed using either• Play!• Manage screen time in your home• And more to help you navigate the unforgettable first year of your child’s life.
Gillespie, Darria Long
100+ self-care hacks for any mom to eat right, move more, stress less and get a good night's sleep, by a doctor who is also a momWhy is it generally accepted that motherhood comes at the expense of our health - with all that weight gain, fatigue, and exhaustion? It doesn't have to be that way. What if your baby AND you could thrive together? We cure diseases. We create artificial ears using 3-D printers. We solved how to pee in space. We can figure this out - and now Dr. Darria has done just that.An Ivy league-trained physician and mom of two, Dr. Darria combed the latest in medicine, psychology, and holistic health for answers when her own health crises struck. She now brings those solutions to moms everywhere. For moms who just Don't Have The Time (or energy), Mom Hacks gives you the specific smallest changes that yield the biggest impact for you and your child. Every hack is a mini super-charged solution with an immediate impact. So you feel good, lose the baby weight, and are more present, while raising thriving children--in an entirely do-able, time-saving, with-you-in-the-trenches way. Her humor and personal stories bring warmth and encouragement when mothers need it most.You can be the mother and woman you want to be, and with Mom Hacks, you don't have to listen to anyone who tells you otherwise. It's time for a new mom world order.
The American Academy of Pediatrics New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding (Revised and Updated 3rd Edition)
Meek, Joan Younger
Why is breastfeeding best for my baby? Will I like it? What if it hurts? What happens when my maternity leave is over? Will I be able to use a breast pump? How can I make this work? The American Academy of Pediatrics answers these questions and many more in this invaluable resource to help you and your baby get the healthiest possible start. The benefits of breastfeeding will last a lifetime. With everything new mothers need to know about breastfeeding, this fully revised and updated edition covers more than a decade's worth of the latest research, including• information for mothers preparing for the first feeding and adjusting to home, family, and work as a nursing mother• new research on ways breastfeeding can stave off childhood allergies and obesity• expanded coverage of proper nutrition for nursing mothers, including vitamin, mineral, and supplementation recommendations• ideal ways to establish a nursing routine and what to do when returning to work• the father's role and creating a postpartum support network• solutions to common breastfeeding challengesNursing mothers everywhere will find this book an indispensable guide to important nutrition information that only the American Academy of Pediatrics can provide.
Pregnancy Sucks (2nd Edition)
You know pregnancy sucks when . . . That "glowing skin" everyone promised you looks remarkably similar to the hormonal acne you battled as a teenThe lady at the grocery store remarks "it must be any day now" when you haven't finished your second trimester You debut the perfect name for your baby which your mother-in-law immediately describes as "interesting" (complete with a wrinkled nose) There's no doubt about it: Pregnancy isn't all it's cracked up to be. In this complete update of the bestselling first edition, Joanne Kimes pairs no-holds-barred humor with helpful advice to get you through the next nine months with (some level of) your sanity intact. So whether you're looking for the scoop on hypnobirthing, you want to know a cure for your hemorrhoids, or you really just want a laugh (even if you might pee in your maternity leggings), this book will tell you exactly what to do when that miracle of yours is making you totally, completely, gestationally miserable.
Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife
Hagerty, Barbara Bradley
"There's no such thing as an inevitable midlife crisis," Barbara Bradley Hagerty writes in this provocative, hopeful book. It's a myth, an illusion. New scientific research explodes the fable that midlife is a time when things start to go downhill for everybody. In fact, midlife can be a great new adventure, when you can embrace fresh possibilities, purposes, and pleasures. In Life Reimagined, Hagerty explains that midlife is about renewal: It's the time to renegotiate your purpose, refocus your relationships, and transform the way you think about the world and yourself. Drawing from emerging information in neurology, psychology, biology, genetics, and sociology - as well as her own story of midlife transformation - Hagerty redraws the map for people in midlife and plots a new course forward in understanding our health, our relationships, even our futures.
Beyond the Checkup From Birth to Age Four: A Pediatrician's Guide to Calm, Confident Parenting
What if you had 15 extra minutes with your pediatrician? With the goal of instilling confidence in new or anxious parents, this health and wellness handbook follows the typical checkup schedule from birth to age four, while tackling topics that sometimes get neglected—like screen time, picky eaters, and discipline. With the tangle of information available on the internet, it’s easy for new parents to become overwhelmed. In this handbook, Dr. Luke Voytas, a practicing pediatrician (and father of two young kids), helps parents feel confident and calm by providing advice that is a blend of research-based information and common sense. Beginning with preparations leading up to baby’s birth, including how to find the right pediatrician, it follows the traditional checkup schedule—month by month, year by year—through age four. In a friendly, often humorous, and reassuring voice, he also delves into common illnesses and concerning topics including behavior, eating, and sleep, and provides answers to questions parents frequently ask. This handbook provides reliable information that empowers parents to make decisions that are best for their child and will surely be a trusted resource for everyday use.
How to Feed a Family: The Sweet Potato Chronicles Cookbook
**Breakfast**Brunch**The Lunch Box**Snack Attack**Dinners**Desserts** What could be more important to parents than a healthy, well-fed family? As two urban, working moms, Ceri Marsh and Laura Keogh learned quickly how challenging healthy meal-times can be. So they joined forces to create the Sweet Potato Chronicles, a website written for, and by, non-judgemental moms, packed full of nutritious recipes for families. In the How to Feed a Family cookbook, Laura and Ceri have selected their very favorite recipes, to create a collection of more than 100 for all ages to enjoy. These are recipes that are tailored specifically to families: they are simple, fast, easy-to-follow, and use ingredients that are readily-available at your local grocery store. Ceri and Laura unveil their tried, tested and true tricks for turning nutritious, sophisticated dishes into kid-friendly masterpieces, that will guarantee you success at meal-time, time and time again. Interspersed with the recipes are parenting tips and advice to encourage happy meal-times for the whole family: get ready to turn your picky eaters into enthusiastic kitchen helpers!
Oops! How to Rock the Mother of All Surprises: A Positive Guide To Your Unexpected Pregnancy
Ready or not, here comes baby!Talk about a bump in the road. Whether you were waiting until "the right time" to have kids or hoped and pleaded the day wouldn't come, you'll breathe a sigh of relief when you flip through Oops! In this collection of humorous essays, Jezebel.com blogger Tracy Moore shares her personal experiences with jumping headfirst into motherhood--without a clue what she was doing. Unexpectedly pregnant at thirty-three, Moore's life completely changed when she had to give up her beloved cigarettes and cold deli meats and quickly learn how to care for the little bundle of (ahem) joy growing inside her. Her honest advice will help you cope with all the changes and feelings that will occur on your way to parenthood.From stockpiling baby supplies in just a few months to being the lone sober one at a party, this book answers all your questions and braces you for the unexpected.
HappyBaby: The Organic Guide to Baby's First 24 Months
Sears, Robert W.
From the most respected names in parenting come this definitive book on child rearing the all-natural way.
Yoga Kids: Educating the Whole Child Through Yoga
The innovative YogaKids program offers more than just poses: It blends traditional yoga and its benefits with new theories of multiple learning styles in a comprehensive, imaginative, and playful approach to education. Inspired by Dr. Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, the YogaKids program treats yoga as a medium for learning, using different 'elements' - among them anatomy, music, visual art, ecology, and language - designed to stimulate and teach. When children practice yoga in this way, they are also learning math, reading, science and nature, and much more. YogaKids presents more than 50 carefully selected poses paired with special activities that stimulate children's verbal, spatial, and artistic skills.
Let Them Eat Dirt: How Microbes Can Make Your Child Healthier
Finlay, B. Brett
In the two hundred years since we discovered that microbes cause infectious diseases, we’ve battled to keep them at bay. But a recent explosion of scientific knowledge has led to undeniable evidence that early exposure to these organisms is beneficial to a child’s well-being. Our modern lifestyle, with its emphasis on hyper-cleanliness, is taking a toll on children’s lifelong health.In this engaging and important book, microbiologists Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta explain how the trillions of microbes that live in and on our bodies influence childhood development; why an imbalance of those microbes can lead to obesity, diabetes, and asthma, among other chronic conditions; and what parents can do--from conception on--to positively affect their own behaviors and those of their children. They describe how natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and solid foods influence children’s microbiota. They also offer practical advice on matters such as whether to sterilize food implements for babies, the use of antibiotics, the safety of vaccines, and why having pets is a good idea. Forward-thinking and revelatory, Let Them Eat Dirt is an essential book in helping us to nurture stronger, more resilient, happy, and healthy kids.
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