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How to navigate healthily and tastily from conception through delivery and beyond at home or at the office, in restaurants or over... the holidays, when you re short on time or money, and when you re too queasy to eat. How to satisfy your taste buds and your baby s nutritional requirements at every meal (and in between). How to keep your weight gain on target, ease pregnancy symptoms, gratify your inner gourmet, and nourish yourself pre-pregnancy and postpartum. Plus the latest lowdown on low carbs, vegetarian diets, caffeine, supplements, food safety, and more. Includes 175 delicious, easy-to-prepare, and nutrition-packed recipes, developed especially for mom-to-be and her baby (but yummy enough to satisfy the whole family). Expect to eat well! Read More

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Expecting to Expect? Plan Ahead. Everything you need to know before you re expecting to help you prepare for the healthiest possib...le pregnancy and the healthiest possible baby. Filled with practical tips, empathetic advice, and savvy strategies all designed to help you get that baby of your dreams on board faster. How to get your bodies into tip-top baby-making shape. Which foods feed fertility. Which lifestyle habits to quit and which to cultivate. How to have sex for conception success (from timing to positions to logistics). And when to seek fertility help. There s even a fertility planner to help you keep track of your conception adventure. Answers to all your baby-making questions: How can I tell when I m ovulating if my cycles aren t regular? Should we be having sex everyday? Every other day? Three times a day? I ve heard certain sex positions can help you conceive true? I m overweight does that affect my chances of getting pregnant? Can certain foods help you get pregnant? I m 37. Does that mean I ll have a harder time getting pregnant? How long should we keep trying to conceive before we get some help? Read More

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The long-awaited revised edition! It s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. D...edicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book s range of nursing advice, stories, and information from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers • real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience • new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions • strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more • reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications • recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding • helpful tips for building your support network at home or when back at work • nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws • guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications Plus Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups. Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding. From the Trade Paperback edition. This special edition coincides with La Leche League s 35th anniversary. Today, with more than 50 percent of new mothers choosing to breastfeed their babies, the need for a practical, confidence-building guide is greater than ever. In addition to being an authoritative text on breastfeeding, this guide offers advice on planning and caring for infants. 80 black-and-white photos.Line draw ings throughout. Read More

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With millions of copies sold worldwide, Your Pregnancy Week by Week is the established go-to resource for expectant parents time a...nd time again. The book s trademark week-by-week formula helps expectant parents compare the details of their pregnancy with the same weekly schedule their doctor uses easily and effortlessly. In this completely revised seventh edition, parents-to-be will find the latest information on preparing for their baby s birth as well as many new topics addressing today s most pressing questions and concerns. Compassionate, reassuring, and medically grounded, this guide provides everything expectant parents need for a healthy, happy pregnancy, including descriptions of the fetus s development each week, up-to-date information about medical tests and procedures, safe weekly exercises to help expectant moms stay in shape, and helpful hints for the father-to-be. "...the author of several best-selling pregnancy guides takes the mother-to-be through her pregnancy step by step, addressing the baby s growth and development, diet and exercise, and important precautions." Read More

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Highly praised by expectant parents and childbirth educators alike, this comprehensive pregnancy reference (704 pages) is specific...ally designed for today s hurried moms (and dads) for getting them through pregnancy and early baby care. Numerous navigation aides in the volume help parents to rapidly access critical information. The beautifully-illustrated, Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week section details every body change for both Mom and Baby for nine months with hundreds of timely coping tips. The Managing Your Pregnancy section includes: strategies for planning maternity leave; exercise guidelines; what to eat and what to avoid; safe and unsafe medications; and how to locate the best childcare and pediatricians. The illustrated Baby Gear Guide warns about unsafe products and offers solid, research-based facts for choosing the safest car seats, cribs, soft carriers, baby diapers and clothing. Your Guide to Giving Birth is the most up-to-date labor and birth resource available to parents today. Based on brand-new medical evidence, it helps families to realistically plan for labor and delivery, including detailed "you are there" descriptions for every major intervention and medication they re likely to encounter -- such as epidurals, inductions and cesarean sections. You and Your Baby presents a complete guide for the first six months of life after birth. There s mom-friendly advice for post-birth recovery, and baby-sensitive care strategies for feeding, bathing, diapering, soothing and helping a baby to sleep. The book s Resource Guide lists over 100 of the best Internet sites for parents. The comprehensive Pregnancy Dictionary translates 200-plus pregnancy and medical terms into easy-to-understand lay language. "I have this book as well as What to Expect When Expecting, and I find this book to be so much better as it gives a week to week breakdown of what is happening to both mom and baby. I pick up this book each week as my pregnancy progresses and even though not every issue listed in each week s summary necessarily happens to me, it s good to know what I could expect. I would highly recommend this book to any expecting mom!" -- Cynthia, an expectant mother "If you are searching for one book for your pregnancy or for that one book to refer all of your expectant clients to, this book is by far the greatest achievement in childbirth education reading material! Sandy Jones and her daughter Marcie Jones have included absolutely everything an expectant woman and her family needs to know. This book should be on everyone s recommended reading list"--Connie Livingston, BS, RN, FACCE (Dona), CCE, CLD, birthsource.com "Great Expectations is the perfect resource for moms-to-be. Sandy and Marcie Jones speak to the expectant mother of today in a friendly, approachable tone, and present their thorough information in a way that s great for both quick look-ups, and in-depth reading."--Stacia Ragolia, VP, Community and Parenting, iVillage.com "Accurate, comprehensive, empowering, and current. I see this as being the new Dr. Spock for pregnancy...This is definitely a book I will recommend to my clients who are planning a pregnancy or currently pregnant."--Cherie C. Binns, RN, BS, MSCN Read More

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Matt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. After years of long-distance dating, the pair finally settled together in Los A...ngeles, and they had it all: a perfect marriage, a gorgeous new home, and a baby girl on the way. Liz s pregnancy was rocky, but they welcomed Madeline, beautiful and healthy, into the world on March 24, 2008. Just twenty-seven hours later, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died instantly, without ever holding the daughter whose arrival she had so eagerly awaited. Though confronted with devastating grief and the responsibilities of a new and single father, Matt did not surrender to devastation; he chose to keep moving forward-- to make a life for Maddy. In this memoir, Matt shares bittersweet and often humorous anecdotes of his courtship and marriage to Liz; of relying on his newborn daughter for the support that she unknowingly provided; and of the extraordinary online community of strangers who have become his friends. In honoring Liz s legacy, heartache has become solace. Read More

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When Ann Leary and her husband, then unknown actor-comedian Denis Leary, flew to London in the early nineties for a brief getaway ...during Ann s second trimester of pregnancy, neither anticipated the adventure that was in store for them. The morning after their arrival, Ann s water broke as they strolled through London s streets. A week later their son, Jack, was born weighing only two pounds, six ounces, and it would be five long months before mother and son could return to the States. In the meantime, Ann became an unwitting yet grateful hostage to Britain s National Health Service -- a stranger in a strange land plunged abruptly into a world of breast pumps and midwives, blood oxygen levels, mad cow disease, and poll tax riots. Desperately worried about the health of her baby, Ann struggled to adapt to motherhood and make sense of a very different culture. At once an intimate family memoir, a lively travelogue, and a touching love story, An Innocent, a Broad is utterly engaging and unforgettable. ISBN-13: 9780062032379 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 10/12/2010 Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS Format: eBook Pages: 256 Sales rank: 130,572 File size: 3 MB Read More

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For when you need the facts not fear about what food, drinks, activities, and procedures you should avoid during each month of you...r pregnancy. Over the years, Dr. Elisabeth Aron has soothed the worries of many soon-to-be moms who have come to her with questions such as: • Can I exercise during my first trimester? • Is canned tuna safe to eat throughout my pregnancy? • Do self-tanners contain chemicals I should be worried about? • I have to fly for work during my second trimester. Is this safe? • Is cookie-dough ice cream safe to eat? • Can I wear an underwire bra during my pregnancy? • I m six months pregnant. Is it alright for me to have a glycolic peel facial? • Are peanuts safe to eat or will my baby develop a peanut allergy if I eat too many? • There is a lot of chlorine in my health club s pool. Is that a good or bad thing? Pregnancy Do s and Don ts includes hundreds of entries on possible concerns from apple cider to zinc and everything in between. In each entry, Dr. Aron identifies the item, the possible cause for concern, and explains the bottom line whether it is something a woman should avoid completely, something to take a better-safe-than-sorry approach toward, or something that is perfectly fine. From the Trade Paperback edition. Read More

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"Move over, Lamaze. HypnoBirthers say their form of deep relaxation takes the panting and pain out of labor." -Time Magazine Hypno...Birthing®: A Celebration of Life - with Birth Exercise CD Included! Childbirth is not something to be feared; it is a natural expression of life. With HypnoBirthing, your pregnancy and childbirth will become the gentle, life-affirming process it was meant to be. In this easy-to-understand guide, HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan explodes the myth of pain as a natural accompaniment to birth. She proves through sound medical information that it is not our bodies but our culture that has made childbirth a moment of anguish, and that when we release the fear of birth, a fear that is keeping our bodies tense and closed, we will also release the pain. HypnoBirthing is nature, not manipulation. It relaxes the mind in order to let the body work as it is designed. The HypnoBirthing exercises positive thinking, relaxation, visualization, breathing and physical preparation will lead to a happy and comfortable pregnancy, even if you are currently unsure of an intervention-free birth. Your confidence, trust and happy anticipation will in turn lead to the peaceful, fulfilling and bonding birth that is your right as a mother. More than 10,000 happy couples have had their lives changed for the better by HypnoBirthing. More than 500 news organizations including Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dateline, The Richard and Judy Show, Time, Newsweek, Parenting and Better Homes and Gardens have joined the movement for better birthing. Why is HypnoBirthing changing the way the world gives birth? That s simple. Because it works. Read More

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What s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child s brain? What s the best w...ay to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know.In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work - and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to 5. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control.Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child s brain develops and what you can do to optimize it. Read More

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Prime-time star and new mom Tia Mowry delivers a frank and hilarious modern pregnancy guide A generation of women grew up watching... Tia Mowry on Sister, Sister. Like a best friend Tia always told it like it was with hilarity and compassion. Now, in a pregnancy guide like no other, she leaves no topic off-limits while helping expectant moms stay empowered, pampered, and laughing out loud. Sharing personal experience with cravings (she couldn t have done it without sourdough bread and Funyuns); maternity clothes (Tia prefers black, with sequins); vagina exercises (just say No!); and hiding your bump from your coworkers (tricky for Tia, since her character on The Game was in lingerie half the time), Tia also discusses Ask the OB QandA s she posed to her own ob-gyn, along with dozens of tried-and-true tips for combating morning sickness, fear, and everything else that might overshadow a radiant glow. Read More

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Expectant mothers snapped up Great Expectations: Your All-in-One Resource for Pregnancy and Childbirth (135,000 copies sold), and ...reviewers praised it for its warm, reassuring voice of expertise. This is the logical follow-up, an innovative baby book that will guide and reassure new moms and dads through every nuance of the first 12 months of life with baby. Of course, it maintains all the design elements that are the signature of the Great Expectations series and have proven so appealing: innovative graphics; clear-cut, contemporary styling; and sensitive drawings of babies as they develop month-by-month. The text, too, continues that same friendly, supportive, parent-to-parent tone of the earlier book but now with dads playing an integral role. Inside, there s a plethora of information on the nuts and bolts of feeding, diaper changing, and immunizations, as well as cutting-edge research on baby intelligence and development, nutrition and medical care, and insights into the dynamics of the parenting process. Checklists, bulleted sidebars, and quick-reference tables speed up the process of finding needed information. Unique tables in the extensive medical reference section will present the gamut of symptoms, so parents will have help distinguishing between common baby ailments and more serious emergencies that may require immediate attention. Includes a foreword by Dr. Michael Crocetti, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and also an extended resource guide and parent s dictionary. Read More

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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn is one of the bestselling and most comprehensive books about pregnancy, childbirth, and new...born care on the market. Now completely updated, expanded, and redesigned, this authoritative book is the “bible” for expectant parents and childbirth educators. If you buy only pregnancy book, this is it because… It s the most complete. It covers all aspects of childbearing, from conception through early infancy, and tells you what to expect. It offers detailed information, suggestions, and advice to help make pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood an enjoyable, healthy experience. It s the most up-to-date. It presents the latest research-based information on interventions during childbirth, revised statistics and discussion on cesarean birth, and new advice to help you make informed decisions about your care. It s the most authoritative, yet easy to use. A completely new design makes the information accessible, well organized, and easy to read. It includes engaging photos, illustrations, and boxed features that highlight important information. Mom s Choice Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (2010) – GOLD AWARD: Pregnancy and Childbirth; iParenting Media Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2009) – Best Products Winner: Book; Living Now Book Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (2009) – Family (Parenting/Health/Safety): BRONZE AWARD; National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2009) – GOLD AWARD: Parenting Resources; USABookNews.com Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2009) – WINNER: Parenting/Family: Pregnancy and Childbirth; ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2008) – FINALIST: Parenting Read More

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The most important person in a young girl s life? Her father. Teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker has the data and clinical experien...ce to prove it. After more than twenty years of counseling girls, she knows that fathers, more than anyone else, set the course for their daughters lives. Now Dr. Meeker, author of the critically acclaimed Epidemic: How Teen Sex Is Killing Our Kids, shows you how to strengthen--or rebuild--your bond with your daughter, and how to use it to shape her life, and yours, for the better. Directly challenging the feminist attack on traditional masculinity, Dr. Meeker demonstrates that the most important factor for girls growing up into confident, well-adjusted women is a strong father with conservative values. To have one, she shows, is the best protection against eating disorders, failure in school, STDs, unwed pregnancy, and drug or alcohol abuse and the best predictor of academic achievement, successful marriage, and a satisfying emotional life. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters reveals: The essential characteristics and virtues of strong fathers and how to develop them How daughters take cues from their fathers on everything from drug use, drinking, smoking, and having sex, to self-esteem, moodiness, and seeking attention from boys Why girls want you to place restrictions on them (even though they ll complain when you do) How to become a hero to your daughter and why she needs that more than anything The one mistake fathers make that is the primary cause of girls "hooking up" Why girls depend on the guidance of fathers through, and even beyond, their college years Recipe for disaster: the notion that girls "need to make their own decisions and mistakes" Why girls need God and how your faith, or lack thereof, will influence her How to communicate with your daughter and how not to True stories of "prodigal daughters" and how their fathers helped bring them back Dads, you are far more powerful than you think you are. Your daughters need the support that only fathers can provide and if you are willing to follow Dr. Meeker s advice on how to guide your daughter, to stand between her and a toxic culture, your rewards will be unmatched. Read More

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Winner of the Shirley You Jest Book Award for Fiction! "It takes someone special to take a serious subject and make it laugh-out-l...oud funny. Amy Sprenger has done just that. After reading this I can t hear the word cervix without smiling!" Jennifer Hartling, The Relentless Reader blogger and Shirley You Jest Book Awards judge From the author of the award-winning blog Snarky Mommy comes a book that will make every woman who has ever been pregnant pee with laughter (not that that s hard). Wearing her highest heels and hottest pregnancy jeans, Amy Sprenger marched into her doctor s office, latte in hand, ready to finally see whether her baby was a boy or a girl. Sure, sure, this appointment was supposed to be about checking the health of the baby, but everyone who s ever been there knows it s really about looking for what lays, or doesn t lay, between the legs. So when the doctor tells her she has an incompetent cervix, Amy does what any woman would do. She becomes immediately offended. Is that a politically correct way of saying her cervix sucks? Unfortunately, as she s soon to learn, it s a lot more than that. The only way to keep that baby from falling out on the sidewalk (probably in front of Starbucks) is for her doctor to stitch her cervix closed and for Amy to stay in bed for the next four months. Four months that are carefully detailed in this “memoir.” A memoir that while basically true, has been embellished with Amy s signature brand of humor and hilarity. With more time off than a castoff contestant on The Bachelor, Amy took pen to paper and settled in for the ride. But instead of sitting around eating bon bons, she s popping hypertension drugs to stave off preterm labor. And complications? Oh, she s got your complications. She s gut-rehabbing her house. Her mother moves in to care for her. Her husband takes a “mancation” while she s stuck in the hospital. And every time she has a contraction, she s convinced it s The Big One. Living by the adage that laughter is the best medicine, Amy fumbles her way through a series of sometimes serious and usually embarrassing situations. And just to be clear, using a bedpan qualifies as both serious and embarrassing. "Amy Sprenger s foray into factual fiction is a hilarious (and sometimes poignant) look at high-risk pregnancy from her view at the end of the bed. Sprenger offers a fresh and funny voice that readers will love!" New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster Read More

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When gorgeous tough guy Reno Gabrini finds out that his lady love Katrina is pregnant, he becomes a nervous wreck. He does everyth...ing in his power to protect her from forces real and imagined, and to make her pregnancy move along as smoothly as possible. Trina, in turn, does everything in her power to deal with his controlling ways. She also has to deal with a woman with her eyes on Reno, a best friend in serious need of her help, and in-laws with their eyes on mayhem. But Reno s love for her and her devotion to him trumps any setbacks they face, even as their challenges create tensions in their interracial marriage that they didn t see coming. But Trina knows her own worth and the worth of her man, and she fight every foe that seek to destroy their union. Reno, also, remains steadfast and determined to keep his family together, even if it means tearing some of them apart. A Mob Boss Christmas is a love story about romantic entanglements and the kind of enduring love able to withstand the fiery darts of doubt, seduction, and sexual need in its barest form Read More

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Jackie Delgado didn t want a new man in her life until a dreaded blind date turns out to be more exciting than she d ever imagined.... When her youngest son leaves for college, Jackie is hit hard by empty nest syndrome and pours herself into her work as a teacher. Bowing to pressure from friends, Jackie agrees to a blind date. But when Mark Brennan calls, she realizes the date won t be “blind.” He s the father of one of her students. Widower Mark Brennan isn t looking for love. After only a few dates with Jackie, he realizes he s quickly forming deep feelings for her. Wracked with guilt that he s “abandoning” his late wife, Mark resists the pull toward dynamic Jackie. When Mark s daughter begins to date Jackie s son, things become more complicated. Can Jackie and Mark find the courage to leave the past behind and embrace a new love? And how will a surprise pregnancy affect all their lives? Write Touch Readers Choice Award Winner Aspen Gold Readers Choice Winner Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence Finalist HOLT Medallion Award of Merit - Best First Book Heart of Excellence Readers Choice Finalist Read More

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A San Francisco Chronicle Lit Pick "Much of the book is astonishingly funny; the rest would break your heart." Colm Tóibín Anne E...nright is one of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation. The Gathering won the 2007 Man Booker Prize, and her follow-up novel, The Forgotten Waltz, garnered universal praise for her luminous language and deep insight into relationships. Now, in Making Babies, Enright offers a new kind of memoir: an unapologetic look at the very personal experience of becoming a mother. With a refreshing no-nonsense attitude, Enright opens up about the birth and first two years of her children s lives. Enright was married for eighteen years before she and her husband Martin, a playwright, decided to have children. Already a confident, successful writer, Enright continued to work in her native Ireland after each of her two babies was born. While each baby slept, those first two years of life, Enright wrote, in dispatches, about the mess, the glory, and the raw shock of motherhood. Here, unfiltered and irreverent, are Enright s keen reactions to the pains of pregnancy, the joys of breast milk, and the all-too-common pressures to be the ?perfect? parent. Supremely observant and endlessly quizzical, Enright is never saccharine, always witty, but also deeply loving. Already a bestseller in the UK, Making Babies brings Enright s autobiographical writing to American readers for the first time. Tender and candid, it captures beautifully just what it s like for a working woman to become a mother. The result is a moving chronicle of parenthood from one of the most distinctive and gifted authors writing today. ISBN-13: 9780393084078 Publisher: Norton, W. W. and Company, Inc. Publication date: 3/26/2012 Sold by: Barnes and Noble Format: eBook Pages: 208 Sales rank: 312,422 File size: 299 KB Read More

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Now updated--our bestselling guide to a safe and healthy pregnancy With robust sales and its own four-part cable TV series, Pregna...ncy For Dummies has been a perennial favorite, giving parents-to-be authoritative, friendly, up-to-date advice on every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth. This new edition offers all of the latest information expecting parents want to know, including expanded coverage on the health and well-being of both mother and child. It takes readers through the first, second, and third trimesters, providing new and updated coverage of prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis, amniocentesis, new high-tech ultrasounds, and the revised FDA/USDA food pyramid. It also discusses the recent celebrity trend of "on-demand" cesarean sections, multiple births, what to expect in labor and delivery, postpartum care, choosing bottle or breastfeeding, preparing a home (and siblings) for a new baby, caring for preemies, and the mother s mental as well as physical health. "A thorough, accurate, and highly informative guide." --Los Angeles Times "This friendly, reassuring book will answer questions, help with significant decisions, and provide state-of-the-art guidance." Read More

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Are You Expecting? Find Out Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Nutrition Without Having to Buy a Dictionary! Dear Fri...end, There is no time in your child s life that nutrition is going to be as important as it is right now, when it hasn t even drawn its first breath. Proper nutrition and good health are a vital part of having a healthy pregnancy, preventing many major birth defects and decreasing your chance of delivering a premature or low birth weight baby. Since your baby is obviously incapable of eating by itself at this point in time they are going to get all of the nutrients they need to grow and develop properly from the foods that you eat. That means that you have to make sure that you re eating enough for both of you-and not just in mean calories either! For the next nine months the nutrients that you take in are going to have to sustain both your health and that of your fetus, so it s essential that you make sure you re getting enough of the necessary vitamins and minerals for both of you. Your Prenatal Vitamins Aren t Enough! Many women read the section above and think, ‘I m taking my prenatal vitamins like my physician told me, and I m trying to eat healthy. Do I still have to worry about my nutrition? The answer to that is ABSOLUTELY. Prenatal vitamins help, but there is no substitute for proper nutrition during the gestation period. That s not to say that you shouldn t take prenatal vitamins. They will go a long way toward helping to compensate for the necessary nutrients that are all but impossible to get through your food in a day. (For example, it is a rare woman that doesn t need a boost to her iron supply during the gestation period, whether she s nutrition conscious or not.) There is a reason that prenatal vitamins are called nutritional supplements, however. On their own they re not sufficient to ensure that your baby grows and develops properly. That s why it s vital that you understand what you need to do during your pregnancy to keep both you and baby healthy. But I m Not a Doctor! A lot of books on prenatal nutrition throw words like gestational diabetes, frenulum and folic acid around without ever bothering to explain what they are, leaving you scrambling for a dictionary and eventually causing you to give up. After all, if you can t even understand it when you read about it, how on earth are you ever going to do it?!?! This book is among the first books to be written with the expertise of a medical expert and from the viewpoint of the average, everyday, ordinary, "going to be the one actually getting up in the middle of the night to change the baby s diaper while the obstetrician sleeps peacefully mom". It s the book on pregnancy nutrition you ll actually understand, explained in stages to make it easy for you to give your baby the best chance at being born healthy and happy. I ll teach you how to: 1) Break down what you eat in a day. There are many diets that are “guaranteed” to help you have a healthy pregnancy, but unless you re willing to spend the next nine months eating the same things over and over (and over and over and over and…) you re probably not going to stick to them for very long. That s okay! I ll teach you how to identify the nutrients you need and keep your own tally going, allowing you to eat the foods that you want while at the same time doing what s best for your baby. 2) Distinguish between Trimesters Just as your child is going to have different nutritional needs when it was born, so too are its needs going to vary throughout its prenatal development. I ll take you through the minute changes you can make to your diet each trimester that will make a major impact on your baby s development. Here is what you will learn inside this guide.... * The various stages of fetal development * How nutrition affects how your baby grows * The role that nutrition plays in determining whether or not your child has a birth defect * How to have a healthy baby without giving up your f Read More

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You re expecting more than one baby? Congratulations! Effective, encouraging, and up-to-date, When You re Expecting Twins, Triplet...s, or Quads is essential for you and your babies. Like all mothers-to-be, you re experiencing the full spectrum of human emotions: joy, fear, confusion, and excitement maybe all at once. As a woman pregnant with more than one baby, you re feeling all these things . . . only more so! In When You re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, Dr. Barbara Luke, an acknowledged expert on the prenatal care of multiples, outlines a practical, nutrition-based program to keep you and your babies healthy, and she offers a comprehensive tour of what you can expect during your unique pregnancy and childbirth experience. Women who follow this program have significantly fewer complications during pregnancy and their babies are born weighing 20 to 35 percent more than the average twin, triplet, or quad. Included is crucial information on: Finding a qualified maternal/fetal medicine specialist Dietary guidelines for maximizing birthweight Safe limits on exercise, physical activity, and work Taking a leave from your job and negotiating the best deal Reducing your risk for pregnancy complications Recognizing the signs of preterm labor and what to do about them What to expect during and after delivery Feeding and caring for your newborns . . . and yourself Getting back into shape after delivery "...offers special medical and nutritional guidelines for prenatal care, detailed information on what to expect during pregnancy, and anecdotal stories from mothers." Read More

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Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage not as a medical event but as an act of self...-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. For use during birth, the book offers proven techniques for coping with labor pain without drugs, a discussion of the doctor or midwife s role, and a look at the father s responsibilities. Childbirth education should also include what to expect after the baby is born. Here are baby basics, such as how to bathe a newborn, how to get the little one to sleep, and tips for getting nursing off to a good start. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a process of continuous learning and adjustment; Birthing From Within provides the necessary support and education to make each phase of birthing a rewarding experience. Read More

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When gorgeous tough guy Reno Gabrini finds out that his lady love Katrina is pregnant, he becomes a nervous wreck. He does everyth...ing in his power to protect her from forces real and imagined, and to make her pregnancy move along as smoothly as possible. Trina, in turn, does everything in her power to deal with his controlling ways. She also has to deal with a woman with her eyes on Reno, a best friend in serious need of her help, and in-laws with their eyes on mayhem. But Reno s love for her and her devotion to him trumps any setbacks they face, even as their challenges create tensions in their interracial marriage that they didn t see coming. But Trina knows her own worth and the worth of her man, and she fight every foe that seek to destroy their union. Reno, also, remains steadfast and determined to keep his family together, even if it means tearing some of them apart. A Mob Boss Christmas is a love story about romantic entanglements and the kind of enduring love able to withstand the fiery darts of doubt, seduction, and sexual need in its barest form Read More

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There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy--this book s here to help you avoid all (most) of the...m. And here s your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what s happening to her. She s pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That s where John Pfeiffer steps in. Like any good coach, he s been through it. He s dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby s nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive--there with a "You re beautiful" when necessary--but assertive during the decision-making process. (He didn t want to wind up with a kid named Percy.) And now it s your turn. She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities. Read More

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The average pregnancy lasts 280 days and the suspense can be excruciating! The Pregnancy Countdown Book counts down the biggest mi...lestones every step of the way, with one page of helpful information for each day of your pregnancy. Here are tips from doctors and mothers, amusing anecdotes and quotes, and all of the uncensored details that other books won t tell you. The perfect gift for expecting moms of all ages, The Pregnancy Countdown Book is a delightfully irreverent look at the craziest nine months of your life. Read More

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The best just got better. Expect the best! A brand-new fourth edition filled with the most up-to-date, accurate, and relevant info...rmation on all things pregnancy. Realistic, supportive, easy to access, and overflowing with practical tips, covering everything you ll need and want to know about life s most amazing journey, from preconception planning to birth to those first miraculous weeks with a new baby. It s all here: the lowdown on lifestyle trends and life in the workplace; the latest in prenatal testing and alternative therapies; the best in birthing options. Comforting answers to hundreds of questions: • I m so queasy I can t even eat for one. How can I eat for two? • Can I get highlights in my hair? How about my monthly wax? • I m only in my second month why am I showing already? • Can I stick to my normal workout routine while I m expecting? • Why is my skin broken out and blotchy? And how can I cover it? • What s safe when it comes to sex? • I think I felt the baby kicking but I m not sure. How do I tell? • Will my body ever be the same after I deliver? A month-by-month pregnancy guide. Read More

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Could having the occasional small bowl of ice cream lead to a midnight craving for pickles and ice cream? It s common knowledge th...at diet and exercise have profound effects on your health. Can they affect your ability to get pregnant, too? Until now, the answer to that question was a qualified "Maybe." Today, it s "Yes!" thanks to exciting findings from a landmark long-term study of female nurses. As described in The Fertility Diet, ten simple changes in diet and activity can have profound effects on fertility. You can increase your chances of getting pregnant with such simple strategies as: Avoiding trans fats Eating more beans, nuts, and other fertility-boosting plant protein Embracing whole grains such as oatmeal and barley Having a glass of whole milk or other full-fat dairy product every day (a small bowl of ice cream every now and then counts, too!) Staying away from sugared sodas The Nurses Health Study exhaustively examined the effects of diet and other lifestyle changes on fertility among nearly 20,000 female nurses. It scrutinized everything from alcohol to vitamins. In plain language, two of the study s lead researchers translate its groundbreaking findings into changes you can put into practice today, setting the stage for a healthy pregnancy and forming the foundation for an eating strategy that will serve you well for the rest of your life. The Fertility Diet also offers a week s worth of meal plans and fifteen delicious recipes. ISBN-13: 9780071595506 Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc. Publication date: 11/7/2007 Sold by: Barnes and Noble Format: eBook Sales rank: 135,922 File size: 5 MB Read More

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Pregnancy can be a thrilling adventure for a couple. Although most attention is directed toward the mom-to-be, the nine months of ...pregnancy are an exciting, moving and, yes, occasionally stressful! time for the expectant father as well. Written with the needs and concerns of the dad-to-be in mind, this book includes a comprehensive glossary of terms, a resource section, up-to-date medical information, and tips for supporting your partner during pregnancy and the birth of your new baby. It will also help you be the best father you can be by covering such topics as: • The tests and procedures your partner may undergo • The impact of pregnancy on your relationship and how to handle it • Ways to evaluate the expenses of having a baby • How to be a great labor coach ISBN-13: 9780738212753 Publisher: Da Capo Press Publication date: 1/5/2009 Edition description: Second Edition Edition number: 2 Pages: 304 Sales rank: 192,679 Product dimensions: 9.24 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.88 (d) Read More

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Pregnancy and childbirth are often depicted as a time of sickness and mood swings for women followed by twelve to twenty hours of ...pain and hard labor. Many women have been told they can never conceive. Others have suffered the pain of conceiving and miscarrying. Have you had enough of this picture? Supernatural Childbirth is a practical and realistic look at God s promises for conception, pregnancy and delivery. This is not "pie-in-the-sky"-This is a personal testimony of how one couple overcame defeat and triumphed in God s plan! Jackie Mize had been told she could never have children. However, by unlocking powerful truths and dynamic faith principles she and her husband, Tery found in the Bible, they now have four miracle children! This exciting book shares with you these truths and faith principles. You will learn these things: * How to put faith principles into action for your very own supernatural childbirth * How you can be a living example of God s promises in action * How to deal with fear during pregnancy and delivery * How and when to use your faith for pregnancy and delivery Also included in Supernatural Childbirth: * Faith-inspiring testimonies from women who have followed these principles and experienced their own supernatural childbirth * Confessions and prayers for a supernatural conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and all- circumstances surrounding each stage * A powerful teaching section by Terry Mize ex- planning the curse on Eve in the Garden of Eden Read More

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Located on Manhattan s Lower East Side, Golgotham has been the city s supernatural district for centuries. Populated by creatures ...from myth and legend, the neighborhood s most prominent citizens are the Kymera, a race of witches who maintain an uneasy truce with the city s humans? It has been several months since Tate Eresby developed her new magical ability to bring whatever she creates to life, but she is still learning to control her power. Struggling to make a living as an artist, she and Hexe can barely make ends meet, but they are happy. That is until Golgotham s criminal overlord Boss Marz is released from prison, bent on revenge against the couple responsible for putting him there. Hexe s right hand is destroyed, leaving him unable to conjure his benign magic. Attempts to repair the hand only succeed in plunging Hexe into a darkness that can t be lifted even by news that Tate is carrying his child. Now, with her pregnancy seeming to progress at an astonishing rate, Tate realizes that carrying a possible heir to the Kymeran throne will attract danger from all corners, even beyond the grave... ISBN-13: 9780451464927 Publisher: Roc Publication date: 11/5/2013 Series:Golgotham Series , #3 Format: Mass Market Paperback Pages: 304 Sales rank: 173,547 Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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Becca has been a frequent guest at her grandmother s rustic cabin in the Gulf Islands, but previously always with her parents. Thi...s year is different. With Mom expecting a baby, Becca must make the visit alone. This time the island and even her grandmother seem unfamiliar and a little scary. Besides, it s February and the island, so festive in summer, is cold and almost deserted. The visit brings out all of Becca s insecurities. . .until she finds an oyster full of pearls, marking the start of small but significant adventures that leave her seeing the island, and herself, through new eyes. As the months pass and her mom s pregnancy progresses, Becca returns to the island several times, each time gaining confidence as she experiences fascinating new adventures including watching the annual herring run in a sinking dinghy, scaling a cliff, and even going skinny-dipping. Warmer weather brings a host of relatives, and Becca now faces new challenges from bossy cousins to a first-time sailboat trip to careless adults who almost burn down the cabin. An endearing central character, a sure sense of place, and a richly inventive narrative make Deirdre Baker s debut novel in the young adult genre a memorable one. Read More

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In high school, Michael Crider was the jokester, the drummer in a band, the Howie Mandel impersonator. Fast-forward ten years and ...the funny man has married and become the family man. The Guy s Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood Crider s candid, down-to-earth account of his transformation proves that even without much sleep, he has kept his sense of humor completely intact.From the moment he hears the unexpected news that the pregnancy test is positive to the end of his son s first year of life, Michael Crider is awed, anxious, and all-too-human. In between these milestones, he endures the aches and pains of his wife s pregnancy (which had a clear impact on his own bodily comfort), swallows his pride when bunny wallpaper replaces his beloved Budweiser mirror, has a short and only partially-appreciated stint as her labor coach on the Big Day, and experiences every one of his son s “firsts” as though they were his own. Honest, informative, hilarious, and heartwarming, The Guy s Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood is a must-read for all new parents. Read More

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The average pregnancy lasts 280 days and the suspense can be excruciating! The Pregnancy Countdown Book counts down the biggest mi...lestones every step of the way, with one page of helpful information for each day of your pregnancy. Here are tips from doctors and mothers, amusing anecdotes and quotes, and all of the uncensored details that other books won t tell you. The perfect gift for expecting moms of all ages, The Pregnancy Countdown Book is a delightfully irreverent look at the craziest nine months of your life. Read More

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This indispensable book explores the emotional, financial, and even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during his pa...rtner s pregnancy. Written in an easy-to-absorb format and filled with sound advice and practical tips for men on such topics as, how to make sense of your conflicting emotions, how pregnancy affects your sex life, and how to start a college fund. This volume reassures, commiserates, and informs. It also incorporates the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists. This new edition features the latest research on many topics (and there s a ton of it), from expanding sections on overcoming infertility, in vitro, artificial insemination, and other tech-assisted pregnancies, especially where dad is not the biological parent, to updating the sections on childbirth to reflect the fact that about 80 percent of deliveries are now done with epidurals and new information on c-sections as well. Sections on prenatal communication and education are also be expanded. There will be an overall, top-to-bottom review of the content to make sure all the information is relevant to today s young and senior dads. Read More

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The third edition of the best, funniest father s guide to having a baby, What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding, is now thorou...ghly revised and updated, but it s still packed with information, advice, and attitude distinctively for guys. Originally conceived as a little parody, just something funny and helpful for the expectant man, the book is now a classic gift, passed knowingly from one generation of first-time papas to the next. With this lighthearted, month-by-month instruction manual on the care and nurture of a pregnant wife the main role of expectant dads he ll handle all the important milestones and topics: what not to say during the three phases of labor; what to buy, how many, and when; maintaining work-life balance; maintaining work-life-wife balance. New features in What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding include: The minefield: the wrong gifts for your pregnant wife Social media pregnancy etiquette: status update! Eight reasons why not to pick out maternity clothes What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding also features the latest trends! Festive gender-reveal parties. (Really!) Updated baby name guide, including Twitter hash tags. Cloth diapers: The debate is back! Read More

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Following the success of Real Food, Nina Planck s Real Food for Mother and Baby explains why real food is better for woman and chi...ld. Nina Planck, one of the great food activists, changed the way we view old-fashioned foods like butter with her groundbreaking Real Food. T hen she got pregnant. Never one to accept conventional wisdom blindly, Nina found the usual advice about pregnancy and baby food riddled with myths and misunderstandings. In Real Food for Mother and Baby, Nina explains why many modern ideas about pregnancy and infant nutrition are wrongheaded and why traditional foods are best. While Nina can be controversial her op-ed in the New York Times on vegan diets for infants was one of the paper s most e-mailed articles she s no contrarian. Readers applaud her candor; they also trust her research and welcome her advice. Nina s basic premise hasn t changed whole foods are best but some of the details are surprising. Pregnant women need meat and salt, not iron supplements. Nursing will be easier if you act like the mammal you are. Delaying the introduction of certain solid foods doesn t prevent allergies. Cereals are not the best foods for tiny eaters; meat and egg yolks are better. From conception to two years, the body s overwhelming needs are for quality fat and protein, not for carrots and low-fat dairy. Even as she casts a skeptical eye on the conventional wisdom, Nina is reassuring. She shows you how to keep your baby healthy on good, simple food. Real Food for Mother and Baby will be the new classic on eating for two. ISBN-13: 9781596913943 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Publication date: 3/31/2009 Edition description: Original Pages: 288 Sales rank: 154,633 Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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Now completely revised and updated, the classic guide that helps mothers- and fathers-to-be conceive more easily and boost the odd...s of a healthy pregnancy Covering preconception and interconception (between-pregnancy) well-being for women and men, Amy Ogle and Lisa Mazzullo draw on new research from their complementary fields of expertise and reveal how good preconception health can lower the risk of pregnancy complications and improve lifelong health. Why a ninety-day guide? It takes that long for sperm to mature, and at least that much time for the prospective mother to ensure that her body becomes pregnancy-ready. In a warm, intelligent style, the authors address up-to-date topics such as age, heredity, vaccinations, supplements, and weight. In easily accessible chapters, this guide covers such topics as • Nutrition: meal makeovers plus new facts (and fiction) about fish, omega-3s, vitamins, and herbs • Personal readiness: how to assess emotional, financial, and physical readiness, including a preconception-friendly exercise program, plus advice for avid athletes • Becoming an informed patient: choosing a doctor, insurance coverage, baby-friendly medications, and the latest genetic screening guidelines • Women s health: expanded coverage of gynecologic and medical conditions affecting fertility and pregnancy (including bariatric surgery and physical disabilities), and steps to create a welcoming womb by optimizing immune health • Environment: a roundup of environmental exposures and travel tips • Men s health: practical lifestyle advice for men to help maximize the number and health of sperm • Conception: clear signs that predict when to “start trying,” and the truth behind common myths • Infertility: reassuring options for reproductive assistance • Interconception health: the best plan for pregnancy recovery, before trying for another • Resources: questionnaires for your preconception medical visit, and charts to track fertility signs Read More

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Skinny Bitch created a movement when it exposed the horrors of the food industry, while inspiring people across the world to stop ...eating ?crap.? Now the ?Bitches? are back this time with a book geared to pregnant women. And just because their audience is in a ?delicate condition? doesn t mean they ll deliver a gentle message. As they did with Skinny Bitch, Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin expose the truth about the food we eat with its hormones, chemicals, and other funky stuff. But even though they are ?Skinny,? they want women to chow down on the right foods and gain their fair share of weight through their pregnancies. They also won t mince words on these topics: ? the best foods for a healthy baby and mommy ? the dangers of common lotions, creams, and beauty products that women slather on their bodies (many contain carcinogens) ? why every mother should ?suck it up? and breastfeed ? the lowdown on what really happens ?post-push? (after birth) ? how the companies we trust don t care about children (choosing baby food and other products carefully) With the same sassy tone that made Skinny Bitch laugh-out-loud funny, Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven will give expectant moms the information they need to ?use their head? and have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. ISBN-13: 9780786731718 Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers Publication date: 3/17/2009 Sold by: Barnes and Noble Format: eBook Pages: 336 Sales rank: 131,656 File size: 581 KB Read More

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When Jessie Hawkins adopted daughter told her she had another mom back in Ethiopia, Jessie didn t, at first, know what to think. ...She d wanted her adoption to be great story about a child who needed a home and got one, and a family led by God to adopt. Instead, she felt like she d done something wrong. Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of reproductive rights, pitched as a ?win-win? compromise in the never-ending abortion debate. But as Kathryn Joyce makes clear in The Child Catchers, adoption has lately become even more entangled in the conservative Christian agenda. To tens of millions of evangelicals, adoption is a new front in the culture wars: a test of ?pro-life? bona fides, a way for born again Christians to reinvent compassionate conservatism on the global stage, and a means to fulfill the ?Great Commission? mandate to evangelize the nations. Influential leaders fervently promote a new ?orphan theology,? urging followers to adopt en masse, with little thought for the families these ?orphans? may already have. Conservative evangelicals control much of that industry through an infrastructure of adoption agencies, ministries, political lobbying groups, and publicly-supported ?crisis pregnancy centers,? which convince women not just to ?choose life,? but to choose adoption. Overseas, conservative Christians preside over a spiraling boom-bust adoption market in countries where people are poor and regulations weak, and where hefty adoption fees provide lots of incentive to increase the ?supply? of adoptable children, recruiting ?orphans? from intact but vulnerable families. The Child Catchers is a shocking exposé of what the adoption industry has become and how it got there, told through deep investigative reporting and the heartbreaking stories of individuals who became collateral damage in a market driven by profit and, now, pulpit command. Anyone who seeks to adopt of whatever faith or no faith, and however well-meaning is affected by the evangelical adoption movement, whether they know it or not. The movement has shaped the way we think about adoption, the language we use to discuss it, the places we seek to adopt from, and the policies and laws that govern the process. In The Child Catchers, Kathryn Joyce reveals with great sensitivity and empathy why, if we truly care for children, we need to see more clearly. ISBN-13: 9781586489434 Publisher: PublicAffairs Publication date: 4/16/2013 Sold by: Barnes and Noble Format: eBook Edition description: E-Book edition Pages: 352 Sales rank: 139,482 File size: 2 MB Read More

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Eat the best foods for your baby s development! Nutrition is never more critical than during pregnancy. What you choose to put on ...your plate affects you and your baby s health not just in utero but for years to come. However, many nutritional guidelines for pregnancy are complex, confusing, and offer an uninspiring list of things to eat for the next nine months. Backed up by the latest nutritional research, this guide debunks pregnancy food myths and uncovers a number of surprising food choices that are superfoods for expectant mothers. Anchovies are a high-protein, naturally salty snack a great food for avoiding feelings of nausea; and they contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which foster baby s brain development during the first trimester. Leeks are the vegetable equivalent of a super multivitamin-mineral tablet containing high amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron, plus fiber, B vitamins, and other minerals. Their mild, slightly sweet flavor makes them appealing if you re suffering from morning sickness. Cherries contain melatonin, an antioxidant hormone that promotes healthy sleep for you and stimulates cell growth in your growing baby. Celery is a healthy snack rich in silica, a mineral which tones and firms your skin the perfect nutritional support for your stretching and expanding breasts and belly. This one-of-a-kind nutrition reference guide is also packed with helpful quick-reference charts and sidebars, highlighting healthy (but no less delicious!) substitutes for commonly craved foods like ice cream and potato chips. You ll also discover the most up-to-date research regarding pregnancy dilemmas, such as how to get more omega-3s from fish in your diet while avoiding mercury. It s pregnancy nutrition made easy! Read More

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Used as a reference by students of acupuncture, this is a hefty, truly comprehensive guide to the theory and healing power of Chin...ese medicine. It s also a primer on nutrition including facts about green foods, such as spirulina and blue-green algae, and the "regeneration diets" used by cancer patients and arthritics along with an inspiring cookbook with more than 300 mostly vegetarian, nutrient-packed recipes. The information on Chinese medicine is useful for helping to diagnose health imbalances, especially nascent illnesses. It s smartly paired with the whole-foods program because the Chinese have attributed various health-balancing properties to foods, so you can tailor your diet to help alleviate symptoms of illness. For example, Chinese medicine dictates that someone with low energy and a pale complexion (a yin deficiency) would benefit from avoiding bitter foods and increasing "sweet" foods such as soy, black sesame seeds, parsnips, rice, and oats. (Note that the Chinese definition of sweet foods is much different from the American one!) Pitchford says in his dedication that he hopes the reader finds "healing, awareness, and peace" from following his program. The diet is certainly acetic by American standards (no alcohol, caffeine, white flour, fried foods, or sugar, and a minimum of eggs and dairy) but the reasons he gives for avoiding these "negative energy" foods are compelling. From the adrenal damage imparted by coffee to immune dysfunction brought on by excess refined sugar, Pitchford spurs you to rethink every dietary choice and its ultimate influence on your health. Without being alarmist, he adds dietary tips for protecting yourself against the dangers of modern life, including neutralizing damage from water fluoridation (thyroid and immune-system problems may result; fluoride is a carcinogen). There s further reading on food combining, female health, heart disease, pregnancy, fasting, and weight loss. Overall, this is a wonderful book for anyone who s serious about strengthening his or her body from the inside out. ISBN-13: 9781556434303 Publisher: North Atlantic Books Publication date: 9/9/2002 Edition description: Revised Edition number: 3 Pages: 753 Sales rank: 48,224 Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 1.82 (d) Read More

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Donna Schwenk s world changed when she discovered cultured foods. After a difficult pregnancy and various health problems, she bec...ame determined to find answers to what ailed her. And in her quest, she came across the ancient art of home fermentation, a food preparation technique that supercharges everyday foods with beneficial bacteria to balance your digestive system, and vitamins and minerals to enhance your overall health. This simple, natural process has been used for thousands of years to create everything from drinks like kefir and kombucha to foods like kimchi and pickles. After incorporating fermented foods into her life, Donna began to experience a vitality that she had never known. And then she was hooked! She started a new life as a teacher and writer, blogging on her website culturedfoodlife.com, in an effort to bring the beautiful world of fermented foods to as many people as possible. She now works with thousands of people to open the door to a world of foods that can help improve an array of health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, acne, hypertension, asthma, and irritable bowel syndrome. In Cultured Food for Life Donna brings this same information to you and shows you that preparing and eating cultured foods is easy, fun, and delicious! After speaking to the science behind the healing power of probiotic foods and telling the astonishing story of how she healed herself and her family, Schwenk walks you, step by step, through the basic preparation techniques for kefir, kombucha, cultured vegetables, and sprouted flour, plus more than 135 recipes that use these foods to create dishes to please any palate. With recipes like Herbed Omelet with Kefir Hollandaise Sauce,Sprouted Ginger Scones with Peaches and Kefir Cream,Kefir Veggie Sprouted Pizza, Apple Sauerkraut, and Brownie Cupcakes with Kefir Frosting, along with inspirational stories from Donna s family and friends, you ll learn everything you want to know about a diet that s as tasty as it is healthy. ISBN-13: 9781401942823 Publisher: Hay House, Inc. Publication date: 10/14/2013 Pages: 256 Sales rank: 81,520 Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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Offers practical, lighthearted advice to pregnant women, including tips on dealing with mood swings, sex during pregnancy, common ...fears, physical changes, childbirth, and more, in a new hardcover edition of the paperback best-seller. A delivery room veteran gives you the low-down as only the best friend can. From the top ten lies ("Maternity clothes are so much cuter now"), to the long-awaited birth, here are practical tips and hilarious takes on everything pregnant. Read More

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Since the original publication of The Birth Partner , new mothers mates, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth as...sistants) have relied on Penny Simkin s guidance in caring for the new mother from the last few weeks of pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Fully revised in its fourth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. This completely updated edition 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; Non-drug techniques for easing labor pain; Cesarean birth and complications that may require it; Breastfeeding and newborn care; And much more. For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable. Read More

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With Mindful Birthing, Nancy Bardacke, nurse-midwife and mindfulness teacher, lays out her innovative program for pregnancy, child...birth, and beyond. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body medicine, Bardacke offers practices that will help you find calm and ease during this life-changing time, providing lifelong skills for healthy living and wise parenting. SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF MINDFUL BIRTHING: Increases confidence and decreases fear of childbirth Taps into deep inner resources for working with pain Improves couple communication, connection, and cooperation Provides stress-reducing skills for greater joy and wellbeing ISBN-13: 9780061963957 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 7/10/2012 Edition description: Original Pages: 384 Sales rank: 276,211 Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.03 (d) Read More

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From "the man who remade motherhood" (Time) comes the definitive guide to having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. THE HEALT...HY PREGNANCY BOOK guides expectant mothers and fathers through all stages of pregnancy from preconception through birth, focusing on how to enhance the health of mother and baby. In this uniquely authoritative and comprehensive month-by-month guide, the Searses address emotional and physical changes that take place during pregnancy, baby s brain development, healthy pregnancy habits, pregnancy superfoods, optimal weight gain, fitness, managing stress, sleep, choosing the right healthcare provider, birthing choices, the transition into parenthood, engaging personal stories, and more. Overflowing with the most up-to-date information, digestible and doable tips, and advice for every worry and written in the Searses trademark reassuring tone that makes their books long-term bestsellers THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK is the must-have resource to fit the greater demands of today s savvy parents. Read More

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Ready or not, here comes baby! Talk about a bump in the road. Whether you were waiting until "the right time" to have kids or hope...d and pleaded the day wouldn t come, you ll breathe a sigh of relief when you flip through Oops! In this collection of humorous essays, Jezebel.com blogger Tracy Moore shares her personal experiences with jumping headfirst into motherhood without a clue what she was doing. Unexpectedly pregnant at thirty-three, Moore s life completely changed when she had to give up her beloved cigarettes and cold deli meats and quickly learn how to care for the little bundle of (ahem) joy growing inside her. Her honest advice will help you cope with all the changes and feelings that will occur on your way to parenthood. From stockpiling baby supplies in just a few months to being the lone sober one at a party, this book answers all your questions and braces you for the unexpected. Read More

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Journey with Pastor Shannon Williams as she details the wonderful and countless miracles that God has performed in the life of her... and her family. From barreness, to pregnancy, to "near" miscarriage, to 96 days of bedrest, to the birth of a 2 pound 13 ounce baby boy! The doctors said he would die and he lived. They also said he would never breathe on his own and he does breathe on his own. Faith has caused Pastor Shannon and her family to defy the odds and to overcome EVERY test and trial... Even the challenges that accompany an Autism Diagnosis! Learn about the source of Pastor Shannon s strength and the inspiration of her heart. Read about her Journey of Faith and Hope. ISBN-13: 9781491810330 Publisher: AuthorHouse Publication date: 10/2/2013 Pages: 110 Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.23 (d) Read More

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An invaluable guide to children s brain development for parents, teachers, or anyone else who works with young children. With A Ch...ild s Brain you can learn how a child s brain works, develops, and changes during the critical stages of childhood. Robert Sylwester, author of twenty books, has written this latest book to help parents and educators understand children s cognitive development and provide suggestions on how to nurture children to their full potential. A Child s Brain is a rich resource that: Examines the neurobiology of childhood, explaining the body and brain systems that develop during pregnancy, infancy, and childhood Explores factors that can enhance or delay development, such as nutrition, family life, relationships, illness, intelligence, technology, creativity, and the arts Provides practical suggestions to help adults promote healthy development and successful learning in the children they encounter at home, at school, and everywhere else Includes a glossary of neurobiological terms And covers much more! A Child s Brain helps parents and educators understand the biological, emotional, and neurological changes that occur during childhood so they can support children s learning, socialization, and growth. ISBN-13: 9781626361638 Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Publication date: 10/8/2013 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 200 Sales rank: 979,277 Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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Written by the highly regarded founder of the Birth light Trust and yoga teacher, this inspiring and expert guide offers ideal exe...rcises and routines for both pregnancy and after the birth within the therapeutic and supportive medium of water. Read More

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