Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
Simon and Schuster, Mar 4, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
The trusted editors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, called “a feminist classic” by The New York Times, present a comprehensive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, from prenatal care and emotional well-being to how to handle the pain of childbirth.
Pregnancy and birth are as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing, thinking, or loving. But as soon as you announce you’re expecting, you may be bombarded with advice from every angle—well-meaning friends, relatives, medical professionals, even strangers want to weigh in on what you should or shouldn’t do, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by their conflicting recommendations.
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth will help you sort fact from fiction, giving you the most accurate research, up-to-date information, and the firsthand experiences of numerous women who have been exactly where you are today. You’ll get the tools you need to take care of yourself and your baby during and after your pregnancy, from tips on eating well during pregnancy to strategies for coping with stress and depression. Learn everything you need to know about:
· Choosing a good health care provider
· Selecting a place of birth
· Understanding prenatal testing
· Coping with labor pain
· Speeding your physical recovery
· Adjusting to life as a new mother
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth is an essential resource for women that will guide you through the many decisions ahead.
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Preparing for Childbirth
Y O U R P R F GN ANC Y 4 Your Developing Pregnancy and Prenatal Care
Taking Care of Yourself
Relationships Sex and Emotional Support 9
Special Concerns During Pregnancy
Coping with Pain
Special Concerns During Labor and Birth
Your Physical Recovery and Your Newborn
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Advocating for Mothers and Families
Authorship and Acknowledgments
G V ING B I RTH 10 Labor and Birth
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