Bonding Before Birth

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Penguin, Apr 21, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
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Bonding Before Birth combines up-to-the-minute research with enlightened and compassionate wisdom. This book explores what science knows about babies in the womb and explains why mother-baby bonding is so vital for the future well-being of mother, father, and baby. Dr. Miriam Stoppard writes about the feelings that expectant parents experience during the first, second and third trimesters and promotes the significance of rites of passage through pregnancy, from adjusting to the changes that parenthood brings to celebrating your future as a family.

The emotional and psychological elements of pregnancy are often overlooked in favor of hard facts and scientific evidence. This book redresses the balance and turns its attention to the conflicting feelings of exhilaration and anxiety, dreams and fears that so often characterize the nine months of pregnancy and gives parents-to-be inspiring guidance through these uncharted waters.

  

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I've grown up knowing about this author as my mother likes her work. So when I spotted this book at an NCT sale recently I was determined to grab it. It's bright, colourful and enjoyable to read ... Read full review

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I've grown up knowing about this author as my mother likes her work. So when I spotted this book at an NCT sale recently I was determined to grab it. It's bright, colourful and enjoyable to read ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword 6
6
1 Benefits of bonding 8
8
2 Becoming parents 42
42
3 How I affect my unborn baby 78
78
4 Bonding through choices 110
110
5 Bonding through birthing 140
140
Baby names 178
178
My pregnancy birth 180
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Scans photos 182
182
Useful addresses 184
184
Bibliography references 186
186
Index 189
189
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