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The First Forty Days

- Hardcover

by Heng Ou - $29.95 - Add to Cart

The first 40 days after the birth of a child offer an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother. Based on author Heng Ou's own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of "confinement," in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth.   As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely "bounce back" after deliver­ing their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifeline--a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance.   The book includes 60 simple recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of the new mother. In addition to the recipes, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the post­partum period, navigating relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth.  The First Forty Days, fully illustrated to feel both inspiring and soothing, is a practical guide and inspirational read for all new mothers and mothers-to-be--the perfect ally during the first weeks with a new baby.

Birth Work as Care Work

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by Alana Apfel - $17.95 - Add to Cart

Birth Work as Care Work presents a vibrant collection of stories and insights from the front lines of birth activist communities. The personal has once more becomes political, and birth workers, supporters, and doulas now find themselves at the fore of collective struggles for freedom and dignity. Articulating a politics of care work in and through the reproductive process, the book brings diverse voices into conversation to explore multiple possibilities and avenues for change. At a moment when agency over our childbirth experiences is increasingly centralized in the hands of professional elites, Birth Work as Care Work presents creative new ways to reimagine the trajectory of our reproductive processes. Most importantly, the contributors present new ways of thinking about the entire life cycle, providing a unique and creative entry point into the essence of all human struggle--the struggle over the reproduction of life itself.

The Complete Pregnancy Cookbook

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by Fiona Wilcock - $21.99 - Add to Cart

Eating a healthy diet while expecting is among the most important things you can do for the present and future health and well-being of your child. The Complete Pregnancy Cookbook makes this simple to achieve and helps pregnant women get the nutritional boost they need without a lot of fuss and bother. Now this completely revised edition includes a host of new and flavorful recipes, the latest nutritional advice and recommendations, and, of course - great-tasting food.

Inspired Baby Names from Around the World

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by Neala Shane - $32.50 - Add to Cart

Thousands of Names and the Blessings They Can Impart This unique guide includes 6,000-plus names from all corners of the globe, and each entry illuminates the name's distinctive spiritual, historical, and cultural background - its poetry. Names, from the traditional to the newly coined, are fully explained. Pronunciation guide, origin, alternate spellings, and meaning are enhanced by the affirmation carefully chosen for each name. Lists of names by meaning, names by ethnicity, and most popular names by decade provide easy reference. Whether your aim is to honor ancestors, capture a child's essence, or convey parental hopes, Inspired Baby Names from Around the World will help you greet and bless your new baby with heartfelt meaning.

Le Petit Baby Book

- Children's hardcover

by MARABOUT - $45.00 - Add to Cart

This sweet-as-can-be baby book offers dozens of creative ways to capture the milestones and special memories from pregnancy through baby's first year: an envelope for ultrasound scans, a spin-wheel to display baby's astrological sign, a gatefold family tree, space for photos, mini envelopes to stash written notes, illustrated pop-ups, a pull-out growth chart to display in baby's room, and more. Packaged in a compact album with a fabric spine and foil-stamped cover, with whimsical colorillustrations and thoughtful prompts throughout, this book is the ultimate keepsake for new parents.

My Pregnancy Canadian Edition

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by DK - $27.00 - Add to Cart

My Pregnancy is a detailed guide to pregnancy and birth, filled with practical how-to information and the real-life experiences of an obstetrician, a midwife, a pediatrician, a nutritionist, a fitness expert, and a relationship expert. Now available in a flexibound edition.Starting at preconception and moving through every stage of pregnancy to labor, birth, and the first six weeks, My Pregnancy takes you through all the stages of becoming a mom. My Pregnancy features the expert guidance of seven professionals who are themselves mothers, and whose personal voices and experiences provide advice and guidance on fitness, health, diet, relationship issues, prenatal care, childbirth choices and pain-relief options, caring for a new baby, and more.

Pregnancy Encyclopedia

- Hardcover

by DK - $46.00 - Add to Cart

The Pregnancy Encyclopedia is an engaging and accessible question-and-answer guide to some of the most commonly asked questions about pregnancy, packed with full-color photographs and illustrations and adapted for Canada by Dr. Beth Cruickshank.The Pregnancy Encyclopedia has answers to all your questions--including the ones you haven't even thought of yet. Top experts in the field offer encyclopedic coverage of the topics relating to pregnancy and birth, from fertility and family planning to nutrition and exercise to lifestyle changes, planning for the future, and more. In all, this comprehensive guide covers more than 300 topics of interest to expecting mothers and their partners. The Pregnancy Encyclopedia is the only book that uses an engaging Q&A style with accompanying full-color photographs, illustrations, and infographics to help you understand what's going on with your baby, your partner, and yourself.

Mother & Baby

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by MOTHER & BABY - $16.99 - Add to Cart

Pregnancy is such an exciting and life-changing experience - but it can also be quite scary and overwhelming. All the conflicting advice and information might be intimidating, but now you can feel at ease knowing you have the expertise of Mother & Baby magazine behind you, plus contributions from a wide range of specialists - including a GP, a midwife, a fertility specialist, a nutrition consultant and a clinical psychologist, amongst others.Overflowing with up-to-the-minute medical advice, helpful hints and invaluable tips, Pregnancy Milestones is the only resource you need to navigate your pregnancy with confidence.

Push Back

- Hardcover

by Amy Tuteur - $33.50 - Add to Cart

A Harvard-trained obstetrician-gynecologist, prominent blogger, and author of the classic How Your Baby Is Born delivers a timely, important, and sure to be headline-making expose that shines a light on the natural parenting movement and the multimillion-dollar industry behind it.The natural parenting movement praises the virtues of birth without medical interference, staunchly advocates breastfeeding for all mothers, and hails attachment parenting. Once the exclusive province of the alternative lifestyle, natural parenting has gone mainstream, becoming a lucrative big business today.But those who do not subscribe to this method are often made to feel as if they are doing their children harm. Dr. Amy Tuteur understands their apprehensions. "Parenting quickly feels synonymous with guilt. And of late, there is no bigger arena for this pervasive guilt than childbirth." As a medical professional with a long career in obstetrics and gynecology and as the mother of four children, Tuteur is no stranger to the insurmountable pressures and subsequent feelings of blame and self-condemnation that mothers experience during their children's early years. The natural parenting movement, she contends, is not helping them raise their children better. Instead, it capitalizes on their uncertainty, manipulating parents when they are most vulnerable.In Push Back, she chronicles the movement's history from its roots to its modern practices, incorporating her own experiences as a mother and successful OB-GYN with original research on the latest in childbirth science. She also reveals the dangerous and overtly misogynistic motives of some of its proponents--conservative men who sought to limit women's control and autonomy. As she debunks, one by one, the guilt-inducing myths of natural birth and parenting, Dr. Tuteur empowers women to embrace the method of childbirth that is right for them, while reassuring all parents that the most important thing they can do is love and care for their children.

What to Expect When You're Expecting

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by Heidi Murkoff - $23.95 - Add to Cart
Revised Edition

A completely revised and updated edition of America's pregnancy bible, the longest-running New York Times bestseller ever. With 18.5 million copies in print, What to Expect When You're Expecting is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the "Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years" by USA Today. This cover-to-cover (including the cover!) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. With What to Expect's trademark warmth, empathy, and humor, it answers every conceivable question expecting parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face. Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book. All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on Zika virus, prenatal screening, and the safety of medications during pregnancy, as well as a brand-new section on postpartum birth control. Current lifestyle trends are incorporated, too: juice bars, raw diets, e-cigarettes, push presents, baby bump posting, the lowdown on omega-3 fatty acids, grass-fed and organic, health food fads, and GMOs. Plus expanded coverage of IVF pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding while pregnant, water and home births, and cesarean trends (including VBACs and "gentle cesareans").  

Yoga Mama

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by Linda Sparrowe - $28.50 - Add to Cart

The first pre- and postnatal book geared specifically to experienced yoga practitioners--from an established author, with contributions from the leaders in the field.      You've been practicing yoga for years. It is a part of the way you live, move, and breathe. And then . . . you get pregnant. Pregnancy can throw any woman a curve ball. Even established and experienced yoga practitioners will likely find that their body, mind, and practice are challenged during pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. This book is the yoga practitioner's companion through this period, offering practical advice, step-by-step asana sequences, pranayama practices, and meditation techniques, all of which are designed to help new mothers connect more deeply to their experience and prepare for their journey--physically, mentally, and spiritually.      Grounded in both ancient wisdom and contemporary knowledge, Yoga Mama covers each trimester, labor and birth, and the postpartum years. The beautifully photographed sequences include modifications and suggestions to accommodate a growing belly and to address the concerns or challenges that may arise during this time. Holistic and ayurvedic medicine perspectives help women understand what is happening in their bodies at every juncture, and personal stories connect them to pregnant women everywhere. Through practice, self-reflection, and learning how to let go, yoga gives us the opportunity to be an active, informed participant in the birthing of our baby and a healthy, happy parent. Yoga Mama is the perfect companion for the experienced yoga practitioner during her pregnancy and on into motherhood. This pre- and postnatal book offers practical advice and inspiration, asana sequences, pranayama practices, and meditation techniques, all of which speak to and help new mothers connect more deeply to their experience and prepare for their journey--physically, mentally, and spiritually. Grounded in ancient wisdom and contemporary knowledge, the book covers each trimester, labor and birth, and the postpartum years. It includes:   o Flowing sequences that emphasize self-awareness and promote strength, flexibility, and balance    o Modifications that accommodate a pregnant woman's growing belly, recalibrate her balance, and honor fluctuations in her energy levels    o Mini sequences for specific trimester challenges: morning sickness, fatigue, anxiety, low-back issues, etc.    o Asana, pranayama, and meditation practices designed to deeply connect mother and baby from the beginning of pregnancy through the postpartum years    o A dedicated section on the pelvic floor to encourage women to let go and prepare for labor and birth    o Special breathing techniques for labor that encourage natural childbirth    o Deeper practices and ancient teachings that can help women tap into their strength and create a prenatal and birthing experience that is empowering and unique    o Postpartum advice and sequences designed to help knit things back together, address postpartum challenges, and offer tips for bonding, nursing, self-care, and nutrition    o Information (from a Western holistic and ayurvedic perspective) on what is happening in the body at every juncture--prenatal, labor and birth, and postpartum    o Personal advice and stories from a wide array of pre- and postnatal experts With contributions from:   o Elena Brower: founder and director of Virayoga in New York City, prenatal teacher for YogaGlo.com, and author of Art of Attention    o Stephanie Snyder: teacher in San Francisco, pre- and postnatal teacher for YogaGlo.com    o Jane Austin: pre- and postnatal yoga teacher, midwife, childbirth educator, and director of Mama Tree prenatal teacher training programs in San Francisco    o Margi Young: OM yoga teacher in New York and San Francisco    o De West: pre- and postnatal yoga teacher and childbirth educator in Boulder    o Dustienne Miller: certified physical therapist and Kripalu yoga teacher in Boston    o Kate Hanley: OM yoga teacher, mind-body coach, and author of The 28 Days Lighter Diet    o Melissa Billie Williams: pre- and postnatal teacher and director of Yoga Junction studio in Louisville, Colorado

Your Fit Pregnancy

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by Erica Willick - $19.95 - Add to Cart

For today's woman, pregnancy is no longer a "delicate condition." She's working, managing commitments inside and outside the home, and eager to stay fit--maybe even running a marathon! For the first time, there's a guide for all the moms-to-be that breaks down exercise and nutrition trimester-by-trimester, written by a mother who's also a two-time North American fitness champion, model, and spokeswoman for the UFE (Ultimate Fitness Event) organization. It offers complete workouts tailored to different fitness levels and stages of pregnancy, along with healthy meal plans and 50 recipes. Real moms chime in with inspirational stories of how they successfully kept happy, healthy, and fit even in stressful situations, and there's advice on everything from setting workout goals and dealing with lagging motivation to choosing sports bras, staying hydrated, and coping with unwanted advice.