The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth


  • Author: Genevieve Howland
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • File Size: 50902565 Bytes


With more than 1.3 million video views each month and over fifty-two million total views on her YouTube channel, Howland’s (a.k.a. Mama Natural) funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. Now Howland is turning to the page, offering up the first week-by-week natural pregnancy book for soon-to-be moms.For the last half-century, control over childbirth has been in favor of doctors. Many pregnancy guidebooks are conventional, fear-based, and written by male physicians deeply entrenched in the old-school medical model of birth. But change is underway. A groundswell of women are taking back their pregnancy and childbirth and embracing a natural way. Genevieve Howland, the woman behind the ...

Ina May s Guide to Childbirth
Score: 4.5
From 26 Ratings

Ina May s Guide to Childbirth


  • Author : Ina May Gaskin
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2008-11-19
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307486257


Ina May s Guide to Childbirth Book Description :

What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:• Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch ...

Ina May s Guide to Breastfeeding
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Ina May s Guide to Breastfeeding


  • Author : Ina May Gaskin
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2009-09-29
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0553907204


Ina May s Guide to Breastfeeding Book Description :

Everything you need to know to make breastfeeding a joyful, natural, and richly fulfilling experience for both you and your baby Drawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, Ina May Gaskin explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding and gives you invaluable practical advice that will help you nurse your baby in the most fulfilling way possible. Inside you’ll find answers to virtually every question you have on breastfeeding, including topics such as •the benefits of breastfeeding •nursing challenges •pumps and other nursing products •sleeping arrangements •nursing and work •medications •nursing multiples •weaning •sick babies •nipplephobia, and much more Ina May's Gu...

Summary  Ina May s Guide to Childbirth

Summary Ina May s Guide to Childbirth


  • Author : Abbey Beathan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-07-15
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1723016241


Summary Ina May s Guide to Childbirth Book Description :

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link: http://amzn.to/2FwfLb8) Ina May draws her 30 years of experience in order to teach you the secrets to have a painless childbirth. Ina May's delivers something outstanding, a handy guide for any pregnant woman to depend on. A book made to answer any question that a woman might have regarding the process of giving birth. Believe it or not, giving birth can even be a pleasant activity if you know your way around it and after this book, you will definitely know how to make it a painless and satisfying experience. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Be...

Birth Matters
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Birth Matters


  • Author : Ina May Gaskin
  • Publisher : Pinter & Martin Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Labor (Obstetrics)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781905177585


Birth Matters Book Description :

Ina May Gaskin asserts that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue, and it is perhaps the act that most powerfully exhibits what it is to be instinctually human. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species....

Gentle Birth  Gentle Mothering
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering


  • Author : Sarah Buckley
  • Publisher : Celestial Arts
  • Release Date : 2013-02-20
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307832030


Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering Book Description :

An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children. Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women's experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle pare...

Spiritual Midwifery
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Spiritual Midwifery


  • Author : Ina May Gaskin
  • Publisher : Book Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2010-11-09
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781570679582


Spiritual Midwifery Book Description :

Spiritual Midwifery is considered by many to be the bible of the home birth movement. This classic book on natural childbirth introduced a whole generation of women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. At a time when higher levels of technology were the wave of the future, the home birth movement testified to the naturalness and normalcy of the birthing process-even the sacredness of it. Ina May Gaskin, the author, is a powerful advocate for a woman's right to give birth without excessive and unnecessary medical intervention. Now in its fourth edition, her voice is needed as much now as then. In today's climate of unprecedented numbers of cesarean sections and induced labor, knowledge of this birthing process enables women to make inf...

The Thinking Woman s Guide to a Better Birth
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Thinking Woman s Guide to a Better Birth


  • Author : Henci Goer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1999-08-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440674303


The Thinking Woman s Guide to a Better Birth Book Description :

As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice. Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests. The book covers: Cesareans Breech babies Inducing labor Electronic Fetal Monitoring Rupturing Membranes Coping with slow labor Pain medi...

Birthing from Within
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Birthing from Within


  • Author : Pam England
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Childbirth
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0285637878


Birthing from Within Book Description :

"Giving birth is the pivotal moment of a woman's life but it is often treated as a medical procedure, and not as a rite of passage. Birthing from Within offers parents engaging and memorable ways for pregnant women, and their partners, to activate personal, social and spiritual resources that will guide them through labour and afterwards. Many birth classes teach from the 'outside', from the perspective of the professional. Yet, knowledge of anatomy and the stages of labour can often seem irrelevant in the intensity of contraction. The pregnant woman needs to know about labour and birth from her own perspective, she needs to be prepared for birthing from within. Pam England offers a method that allows a woman to fully understand her own strengths and...

Birth Partner 5th Edition

Birth Partner 5th Edition


  • Author : Penny Simkin
  • Publisher : Harvard Common Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781558329119


Birth Partner 5th Edition Book Description :

Since the original publication of The Birth Partner, partners, friends, relatives, and doulas have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother, from her last trimester through the early postpartum period. Now fully revised in its fifth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide to helping a woman through labor and birth, and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. The Birth Partner includes thorough information on: Preparing for labor and knowing when it has begun Normal labor and how to help the woman every step of the way Epidurals and other medications for labor Pitocin and other means, including natural ones, to induce or speed up labor Non-drug techniques for easing labor pain Cesarean birth and com...

Give Birth a Chance

Give Birth a Chance


  • Author : Ilia Blandina, CNM
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683505204


Give Birth a Chance Book Description :

Don’t Talk Yourself Out of a VBAC! Do you have a deep desire to give vaginal birth after having had a c-section (VBAC)? If you know deep in your heart that our ancestors did quite well with natural birth and want to follow in their footsteps. . . . If you know this path is a sacred one and you want to make it happen, but you don’t know where to begin. . . . If you long for a vaginal birth. . . . It starts with this book! Give Birth A Chance is like Birthing from Within meets The Matrix. It is a powerful guide to get yourself ready for an empowered birth experience whether you have had a c-section before or not. Read this book!...