The Whole Pregnancy Handbook: An Obstetrician's Guide to Integrating Conventional and Alternative Medicine Before, During, and After Pregnancy

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At last, everything you need to know about the latest in alternative and conventional healthcare before, during, and after pregnancy—in one comprehensive, jargon-free guide.Whether you embrace the philosophy that mind, body, and spirit work together to promote good health or you're just looking for a way to have the healthiest, most comfortable pregnancy possible, The Whole Pregnancy Handbook has the information you need to make educated decisions and take charge of your prenatal care. The Whole Pregnancy Handbook features

Complementary treatments and techniques to improve your pre-conception health and fertility, such as nutritional medicine, mind-body medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine Comprehensive and compassionate information about genetic and prenatal testing Techniques such as massage, accupressure, herbal medicine, and mind-body exercises to help you relax and feel more comfortable as your pregnancy progresses A fully illustrated chapter on prenatal yoga with pose variations for all three trimesters. How your pregnancy unfolds month by month and how you can connect with your baby while you're expecting The best practices of doulas and midwives The pros and cons of giving birth in a hospital, birthing center, or at home Effective pain management for your labor—from epidurals to hypnotherapy Everything you need to know about inductions, assisted deliveries, and C-sections What happens postpartum—physically and emotionally Candid recollections and insights from other moms and patient stories from Dr. Evans's practice, The Center for Women's Health

The Whole Pregnancy Handbook is an informative and reassuring guide that will empower you to combine the best of conventional and alternative medicine with confidence at every stage of pregnancy.

On the web: http://www.wholepregnancy.com

 

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Contents

Introduction
Contributors
Holistic Medicine
3
First Steps Preconception Health
13
Moving Toward Optimal Preconception Health
22
Getting Pregnant
37
When Pregnancy Is Delayed Fertility Tests Treatments and Technologies
47
MindBody Medicine and Fertility
61
How to Treat Everyday Illnesses
200
Prenatal Nutrition
215
Exercise and Pregnancy
249
Prenatal Tests
280
Living and Working
308
Medical Complications of Pregnancy
333
Pregnancy Loss
367
Preparing for Labor and Birth
388

The First Trimester
75
First Things Early Prenatal Care
91
The Emotional and Physical World of Early Pregnancy
104
A Pregnancy Timeline
126
Pregnancys Effects
149
The Last Weeks of Pregnancy
424
The Stages of Labor
444
Assisted Vaginal Births and Cesareans
472
Postpartum
487
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Dr. Joel M. Evans is a practicing integrative OB/GYN and Founder and Director of the Center for Women's Health in Darien, Connecticut. He is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a faculty member at the acclaimed Center for Mind/Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. A leader in the holistic medicine movement who lectures extensively on the subject, Dr. Evans is also a founding diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine.

On the web: http://www.wholepregnancy.com

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