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Complete Book of Mother and Babycare

You've gone through pregnancy, labor, and delivery , and now you're ready to go home and begin life with your baby. Once home, though, you might feel like you have no idea what you're doing!

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Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide, an award-winning book, began as a grassroots effort, a childbirth class manual.

The year was , an exciting time in the young childbirth movement as women recorded in words and images alternatives to medicalized childbirth and critically analyzed hospital birth practices.

Since that time medicalization has increased: in the cesarean rate in the United States was 5 percent; in the rate was Despite the statistics, the authors state that their book ''promotes the fundamental truth that many aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period remain unchanged'' xi emphasis added. These words provide the bedrock that supports the book as a whole.

Unchanged is the fundamental truth of the connection between mother and baby. In words and images the authors contradict current social and medical disruptions of that bond. The opening chapter states ''You can be glad that pregnancy lasts around nine months so you have time to learn, plan, adjust, and prepare. Day by day, your developing baby is becoming capable of thriving outside the protective environment of your body'' xiv. Mother and baby exist simultaneously in time, each with a different trajectory of maturation that will join up at birth.

Photographs reinforce the bond. Women cradle their pregnant bellies with their two hands or mother's and father's hands rest on the mother's abdomen. After the birth, every image shows physical contact. A photo of a baby bottle-feeding shows skin-toskin contact as the baby grips the mother's finger tightly. In an early section of the book, the authors reveal a fundamental truth not previously recorded called ''Birth as a Long-term Memory.

In the early nineties, Penny Simkin discovered that women's memories of their births remained strikingly vivid and accurate over 20 years' time. If birth inscribes itself in our memories so strongly, why not have as ''satisfying [a] pregnancy and birth'' as possible p 4?

To this end, Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn never leaves your side. Today, the welter of choices regarding ''caretakers,'' a neutral term used throughout the book midwife, obstetrician, naturopath, family physician, doula ; places of birth hospital, birth center, home ; pain relief during labor the ''three Rs-relaxation, rhythm, ritual,'' which can enable an unmedicated birth ; medicated birth epidurals usually ; infant feeding breast or bottle -all these choices can confound the mind.

The authors organize the voluminous material strategically. They discuss sequentially the changes during pregnancy for ''you and your baby,'' self-care through nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and education for the momentous events to come.

After describing a healthy pregnancy, they speak of ''complications'' of pregnancy. This pattern repeats for childbirth and the postpartum period.

Cesarean birth has a chapter of its own. Thus, uncomplicated and complicated do not get mixed together, a potion that could frighten parents-tobe. The book concludes with a chapter on becoming pregnant again. Charmingly, the authors include ''A Letter to Grandparents'' signed by the first three authors, grandparents themselves p The website contains detailed information touched on in the main text such as assisted delivery other than a cesarean p The book uses abundant cross-referencing-a section describing labor might refer you back to the three Rs in chapter one.

The authors provide websites to consult besides their own; and they offer other books on whatever subject is under discussion. Thus, the book's guidance extends into the bewildering World Wide Web and the numberless publications about childbearing and baby care. Occasionally, ''Advice from the Authors'' appears in a box. In one, they actually give a Youtube website that demonstrates how to wear various baby slings p Other boxed inserts summarize a topic, such as ''Tips to Protect Your Baby's Health'' p , or quote women's experiences.

There are many charts and illustrations. One elegant chart developed by Penny Simkin, ''Events of Late Pregnancy,'' describes four lines of development-changes in the baby, the mother, her uterus, and the placenta and membranes-which converge at the tip of an arrow shape with the word ''birth'' p Illustrations show various labor positions or ways to hold a suckling baby.

The footnotes abundantly confirm validity. Appendixes include a glossary of terms; medications used during labor their risks and benefits ; recommended resources; and most importantly a ''Summary of Normal Labor without Pain Medication. Just as the authors keep mother and baby and partner ''together,'' they keep the family located within a web of relationships. Notably, the authors include ample discussion of the effects of childhood sexual trauma or domestic violence, events that can disrupt a satisfying childbearing experience.

Webs of relationships are not always happy ones. Looking ahead to the 5th edition, this reader suggests that the photographs be more racially and ethnically diverse. The authors alternate the use of ''she'' or ''he'' when referring to babies, and they explain this laudable choice by saying ''babies do indeed come in two sexes'' xii. Given that some very small number of babies are born intersexed or with ''ambiguous'' genitals, it might make sense to omit the statement quoted above and simply explain that ''he'' and ''she'' will be used interchangeably.

With justification the authors include in the list of what to take to the hospital or birth center ''this book. The tales in Birthing a Better Way: 12 Secrets for Natural Childbirth express the complexity of giving birth in today's climate-the highs and lows, the many decisions women must make during pregnancy and labor, and their challenges, disappointments, and triumphs.

Each many-faceted experience is filled with information as if the raconteur were actually sitting next to the reader, telling her story in a reflective, rambling way-the antithesis of medical, scientific description. All of the women stress the value of intuition, the necessity of knowledge and choice, and the importance of being able to make autonomous decisions. Within each chapter's framework of ''Twelve Secrets,'' birthing women, physicians, and midwives seek to normalize natural birth through storytelling and commentary.

They encourage women to feel the strength, variety, challenge, and beauty of the physical and spiritual changes that childbirth has to offer. Mothers describe how they learn or fail to learn from past experience, how they deal with interventions of all kinds, and how they encounter and transcend fear of pain and the unknown. They mention several useful books and remember the deceptively simple mantras that have sustained them during labor-''So what?

Who cares? Every chapter also focuses upon a particular issue, the ''secret. It suggests ways to build a birth ''team'' and calculate one's birth date, discusses childbirth classes, and addresses the possible adverse effects of ultrasound. Turn Scared into Sacred describes moving through fear, designing a personal ''shield of courage,'' and getting in touch with any unspoken fears that stem from relationship issues, a negative emotional environment, or previous trauma.

Don't Take Labor Lying Down stresses the essential need for women to move around freely during labor. Knowing There's a Reason for the Squeezin' discusses historical and religious views of pain management, variations in women's experiences of pain, the importance of positive support and of being free to make one's own decisions.

Learn Hospital Strategies advocates becoming informed in ways that support one's powers, with a discussion of medical labor induction at the end. Transform Life's Challenges contains several women's difficult labor and birth experiences. Related Papers. By Rumyana Kudeva. Listening to Mothers II. By Maureen Corry and Sandra Applebaum. Survey of Women's Childbearing Experiences.

By Carol Sakala. Continuous female companionship during childbirth: a crucial resource in times of stress or calm. By Debra Pascali-Bonaro. Download pdf. Remember me on this computer. Enter the email address you signed up with and we'll email you a reset link. Need an account? Click here to sign up.

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Elizabeth Fenwick is a mother and medical journalist with a particular interest in child health. She is a professional writer on health and family matters and has had books on health and childcare published. She also worked for three years as a counsellor for Childline and worked as an agony aunt on radio and for Company magazine. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Condition: New. Brand New!.


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The Complete Book of Mother and Babycare was the first baby book to provide illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to care for your baby. Now it is fully revised and updated to include the latest in babycare guidelines and recommendations - from sleeping advice to postnatal recovery. Packed with new, fresh photography and essential advice, tips and suggestions, this guides you through every stage of your pregnancy and beyond, up to the first three years of your baby's life. Clear, step-by-step photographs illustrate everything from postnatal checks to breastfeeding and nappy-changing. Plus, this will provide you with everything you need to recognize and treat common childhood illnesses and ailments. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

The Complete Book of Mother and Babycare was the first baby book to provide illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to care for your baby. Now it is fully revised and updated to include the latest in babycare guidelines and recommendations - from sleeping advice to postnatal recovery. Packed with new, fresh photography and essential advice, tips and suggestions, this guides you through every stage of your pregnancy and beyond, up to the first three years of your baby's life. Clear, step-by-step photographs illustrate everything from postnatal checks to breastfeeding and nappy-changing. Plus, this will provide you with everything you need to recognize and treat common childhood illnesses and ailments. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

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    Congratulations on the birth of your baby! Caring for a newborn is one of life's most rewarding and challenging experiences. Your journey will be filled with.

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