** As seen on the Victoria Derbyshire show ** Providing you with everything you've ever wanted to know about pregnancy, this is the definitive guide from conception to the first few weeks' at home with your newborn *** 'I wish there'd been a book like this when I was pregnant. It almost makes me want to have another child. Almost' Bryony Gordon *** Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan is a revolutionary new guide to pregnancy and childbirth that puts the power firmly in your hands. It won't tell you what fruit your baby resembles week-by-week, but it will cover the huge shifts happening in your relationships, body, work and emotional life right now, giving you practical tools, tips and real stories to help you make a plan that is uniquely yours yet flexible enough to accommodate whatever your pregnancy, birth and life throw at you. ***Further Praise for Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan*** 'The book has everything a pregnant woman needs ... I'm sure this will be the go-to book for women in years to come' - Helen Thorn host of the Scummy Mummies podcast 'Rebecca is a living, breathing Wonder Woman heroine. In a sea of complicated, important and sometimes angry debate around childbirth, she is a mast to hold onto.' - Cherry Healey, presenter and author of Letters to My Fanny I can't think of a panicky question I had thought of through either of my pregnancies (and I thought of them at a rate of five per second) that wouldn't have been answered by this book. I wish I had had it, in fact. A very empowering guide to becoming a mother.' - Robyn Wilder, The Pool
In 2017, Rebecca Schiller turned fantasy to reality and moved her family to a countryside smallholding for a life of sowing and growing. But as the first few years go by, and the ever-expanding list of tasks builds to a cacophony, it becomes clear that this is not going to be simple. Another January comes in, and with it the threat of a mental health crisis, and so Rebecca turns to the garden where she has made her home, and to the women of this place's past. Here, she stumbles on a wild space of imaginative leaps, where she begins to uncover the hidden layers of her plot's history - and of herself. The ground under Rebecca's boots offers hard lessons as the seasons shift, delivering unflinching glimpses of damage done to peoples and the planet and regular defeats in her battle with the slugs. Yet as the New Year returns, carrying a life-changing diagnosis and then a global pandemic, Rebecca begins to move forwards with hope: the smallholding has become her anchor, her teacher and her family's shelter. Because when we find ourselves in an unknown land, we all need something small to hold on to and a way to keep ourselves earthed.
Pilates for Pregnancy covers the fundamentals of Pilates and includes a progressive Pilates programme tailored for each trimester – focusing on pelvic floor and abdominal strength, posture and health & fitness. Anya Hayes' insightful exercise guide will help you conquer the physical and mental stresses of pregnancy and improve your pregnancy health, mood and energy. This is a straight talking, woman-to-woman pregnancy fitness guide with a difference. Showing you: · how to optimize the position of your baby for a better birth experience; · how to avoid succumbing to the 'pregnancy waddle' and protect your back as your bump grows; · how to deal with second pregnancy posture while knackered and running after/constantly lifting a toddler; · how to minimize the trials of pregnancy on your abdominals, pelvic floor and mind; · how to get into the right mindset for a positive labour, and release tension postnatally; · exactly what cardio exercise is safe and beneficial to you and your bump, and what you should avoid.
Your guide to the emotions of pregnancy and early motherhood, from two of America’s top reproductive psychiatrists. When you are pregnant, you get plenty of advice about your growing body and developing baby. Yet so much about motherhood happens in your head. What everyone really wants to know: Is this normal? -Even after months of trying, is it normal to panic after finding out you’re pregnant? -Is it normal not to feel love at first sight for your baby? -Is it normal to fight with your parents and partner? -Is it normal to feel like a breastfeeding failure? -Is it normal to be zonked by “mommy brain?” In What No One Tells You, two of America’s top reproductive psychiatrists reassure you that the answer is yes. With thirty years of combined experience counseling new and expectant mothers, they provide a psychological and hormonal backstory to the complicated emotions that women experience, and show why it’s natural for “matrescence”—the birth of a mother—to be as stressful and transformative a period as adolescence. Here, finally, is the first-ever practical guide to help new mothers feel less guilt and more self-esteem, less isolation and more kinship, less resentment and more intimacy, less exhaustion and more pleasure, and learn other tips to navigate the ups and downs of this exciting, demanding time
Provides practical advice for women who are interested in continuing their pregnancies, and suggests ways to arrange for an adoption or to prepare to raise their children.
SINGLE PREGNANCY-SINGLE PARENTING is an essential resource and guide book for single pregnant women and single mothers. It offers a variety of important resources as well as information, tools and practical advice to help women through the challenges and difficulties of having and raising children without a partner. This book will provide much needed support and resources for women venturing through single pregnancies and parenting.
'I love The Baby Feeding Book's no-nonsense, realistic, empowering and compassionate approach. It's a must-have book for all new parents' Rebecca Schiller, author of The No Guilt Pregnancy Plan From breastfeeding and bottle-feeding to giving solids, this is the only book you will need to feed your baby with confidence and without judgement, in the first year. The Baby Feeding Book is a unique, fascinating and holistic guide into the world of feeding babies and becoming a parent. Packed full of expert information, practical tips and true stories from parents, this book smashes through the myriad of myths and conflicting advice to detail everything any new parent wants to know, in order to help them make their own informed decisions and feed happily and successfully, according to their own goals. Vanessa Christie, international board-certified lactation consultant and mother of three, covers everything from the differences between breast and formula milk, building a confident mindset, being mindful of marketing strategies, boosting emotional wellbeing and understanding why babies behave the way they do. She also navigates the practical sides of feeding, such as how do you find the best breastfeeding position for you? When do you need to sterilise? How do you prevent mastitis? Should you top-up so baby sleeps longer? How do you store breastmilk? How do you choose a bottle? When should you give your baby nuts? And so much more... Sure to be a staple for every new parent, The Baby Feeding Book will be the indispensable and gentle guiding hand you need, whatever your pregnancy, birth and life throw at you.
If you are one of millions of smokers who are torn between the desire to smoke and the desire to stop, award-winning medical writer Dr. Tom Ferguson has the answers. With this reasoned, responsible, and practical program, he can help you control, reduce, and quit smoking on your terms. He'll show you how to : Pinpoint the psychological factors behind your habit, as well as alternative ways to handle them; use exercise, stress management, and a prudent diet to reduce your desire to smoke, and much more.
Finally, a no-worry, no-guilt guide to sleep. There's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all sleep solution. That's why Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler provides you with the tools you need to come up with a customized sleep solution that takes into account your child's temperament, your parenting philosophies, and the rest of your life. You'll also get the lowdown on: the physical, emotional and relationship fallout of sleep deprivation — along with an action plan for minimizing these effects what the world's leading sleep researchers have identified as the best-odds sleep promotion strategies for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers the science behind each of the major sleep training methods — along with the inside scoop on the major pros and cons, according to parents who've tried them co-sleeping, partners in exile (in the spare bedroom), and other hot-button topics in the world of sleep sleep transitions: from co-sleeping to solo sleeping; from crib to bed; from napping to no more naps nightmares, night terrors, bedtime refusal, and too-early risers Includes checklists, charts, and sleep tools, including a handy sleep log sleep books, websites, and organizations that every parent should know about
American women who make the decision to bottlefeed, whether by choice or by circumstance, soon discover that what they assumed was a private decision is suddenly the target of unsolicited advice and public criticism. Unwittingly, breastfeeding advocates of the 70s and 80s have engendered a wave of intolerance toward women who bottlefeed. In "Bottlefeeding Without Guilt, Peggy Robin debunks the myths, exposes the hidden agendas of the anti-bottle camp, and gives women everything they need to know in order to make the right decision.About the AuthorPeggy Robin is the author of "How to Be a Successful Fertility Patient, Outwitting Toddlers, and "Saving the Neighborhoods: You Can Fight Developers and Win. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Provides all independent, unmarried, widowed, separated, and divorced women with information and guidance pertaining to all aspects of pregnancy, parenthood, and birth control
Drawing on the National Childbirth Trust's expertize and experience in the field of childcare to guide new mothers calmly through what can be one of the most daunting periods of their life, this book focuses on a young mother (20-25), an older mother (35-40) and a second-time mother through their pregnancy.
Up-to-the-minute expert information from the nation's authority on women's health care. The pregnancy sourcebook for women, doctors, and health practitioners, here for the first time in one volume is all a woman should know about her pregnancy.
Pregnancy is among life's greatest adventures, an experience that inspires prospective parents to seek out reliable resources to answer all their newfound questions. Preparing to host a baby for a full term begins with understanding the reproductive process and how the mother's body prepares for and then nurtures its guest. Getting from there through maternity involves looking forward to labor, delivery, and recovery – and taking care of baby as the newborn gets to know the world around him. Written by two practicing obstetricians who have cared for thousands of women and their families Pregnancy For Dummies organizes information so that you can enjoy the unfolding drama one trimester at a time. The informative and easy-to-read guide not only speaks to traditional husband-wife couples who are considering parenthood but also Single parents Same-sex couples Adoptive parents Surrogate parents Pregnancy For Dummies reassures readers with friendly – even fun – looks at fertility issues, signs and symptoms of pregnancy, and helpful advice on Choosing the right practitioner and birthing facility Preparing for physical changes and mood swings Taking a childbirth class that suits your delivery choice Having a baby from Dad's perspective Recognizing the differences between real and false labor Understanding the reasons for a cesarean delivery Dealing with complications before and after the birth Deciding between breast and bottle Coping with postpartum blues Designed as a companion to regular medical care, Pregnancy For Dummies delivers the kind of insight that can help you stay fit, active, and informed during your pregnancy – and excited about taking on the joyful job of bringing up baby!
Based on "Physicians' Desk Reference, " the nation's leading professional drug handbook, this family version features 1,000 drug profiles, plus 100 pages devoted exclusively to the latest medical breakthroughs. 16-page color insert.