A Holistic Guide To Embracing Pregnancy, Childbirth, And Motherhood

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Hachette Books, Dec 18, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
The newly pregnant woman faces a multitude of changes in her mind, life, and body, some of which are addressed by traditional medical care but many of which are not. In this holistic guide, the expectant mother will find warm and reassuring advice that will help her stay calm, focused, and energized during this exciting time and beyond.Rather than treat the arrival of a baby as strictly a one-moment-in-time medical event, author Karen Salt provides advice and wisdom to "treat" the whole woman-her emotions and her physical changes-and covers the entire year-long experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Salt's holistic approach unveils for mothers-to-be the backbone of the doula role-to provide support, information, advocacy, and facilitation to women during pregnancy, labor, and early motherhood-and teaches her the many ways to use the doula philosophy to nurture herself through the process. From meditation and relaxation exercises, to fitness and nutrition advice to tips for achieving "positive energy living," this comprehensive guide puts mothers in control of their pregnancy, their birthing experience, and their approach to this wonderful and life-altering time.

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Your Pregnant Body
Embracing Childbirth
Labor and Birth
Natural and Medical Pain Relief
Embracing Motherhood
Your Beautiful Body
Your Spiritual Connection
A Quick Take on Doulas

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Karen N. Salt is a childbirth-education teacher, a doula, and a popular speaker at childbirth-professional conferences nationwide. The mother of three, she lives in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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