Our Bodies, Ourselves Pregnancy and Birth

ISBN-10: 0743274865
ISBN-13: 9780743274869
Edition: 2008
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Description: ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO MAKE WISE DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR PREGNANCY AND THE BIRTH OF YOUR CHILD -- FROM THE EDITORS OF THE CLASSIC "BIBLE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH" Pregnancy and birth are as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing, thinking, or  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 3/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO MAKE WISE DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR PREGNANCY AND THE BIRTH OF YOUR CHILD -- FROM THE EDITORS OF THE CLASSIC "BIBLE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH" Pregnancy and birth are as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing, thinking, or loving. But as soon as you announce you're expecting, you may be bombarded with advice from every angle -- well-meaning friends, relatives, medical professionals, even strangers want to weigh in on what you should or shouldn't do, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed by their conflicting recommendations. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birthwill help you sort fact from fiction, giving you the most accurate research, up-to-date information, and the firsthand experiences of numerous women who have been exactly where you are today. You'll get the tools you need to take care of yourself and your baby during and after your pregnancy, from tips on eating well during pregnancy to strategies for coping with stress and depression. Learn everything you need to know about: CHOOSING A GOOD HEALTH CARE PROVIDER SELECTING A PLACE OF BIRTH UNDERSTANDING PRENATAL TESTING COPING WITH LABOR PAIN SPEEDING YOUR PHYSICAL RECOVERY ADJUSTING TO LIFE AS A NEW MOTHER OUR BODIES, OURSELVES: PREGNANCY AND BIRTHIS AN ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR WOMEN THAT WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE MANY DECISIONS AHEAD.

The Boston Women's Health Book Collective (now known as Our Bodies Ourselves) is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 whose board members include Teresa Heinz Kerry, Susan Love, and Gloria Steinem. Their mission is to empower women by providing information about health, sexuality, and reproduction. Our Bodies, Ourselves is the organization's core vehicle for driving their mission. While OBOS is famous for its voice in policy, advocacy, and educational efforts related to women's health, they see their role as a global content provider as paramount. Judy Norsigian is the Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves.

Introduction
The Journey to Parenthood
Approaching Birth with Confidence
Choosing Your Health Care Provider and Birth Setting
Preparing for Childbirth
Your Pregnancy
Your Developing Pregnancy and Prenatal Care
Taking Care of Yourself
Relationships, Sex, and Emotional Support
Prenatal Testing
Special Concerns During Pregnancy
Childbearing Loss
Giving Birth
Labor and Birth
Coping with Pain
Special Concerns During Labor and Birth
Cesarean Births
Becoming a Mother
Your Physical Recovery and Your Newborn
Feeding Your Baby
Life as a New Mother
Knowledge is Power
Advocating for Better Maternity Care
Advocating for Mothers and Families
Resources
Authorship and Acknowledgments
About the Contributors
Disclosures
Index

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