Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy

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Harper Wave #ad - Your obstetrician will cautiously quote statistics; online sources will scare you with conflicting and often inaccurate data; and even the most trusted books will offer information with a heavy dose of judgment. With the curiosity of a journalist, and the intimacy and urgency of a mother, the perspective of a feminist, she explores the emerging science behind the pressing questions women have about everything from miscarriage to complicated labors to postpartum changes.

A candid, and personal deep dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhoodLike most first-time mothers, feminist, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant. The result is a visceral, support, full-frontal look at what’s really happening during those nine life-altering months, and why women deserve access to better care, and information.

Infused with humor and born out of awe, and understanding of the female body and its strength, appreciation, Like a Mother debunks common myths and dated assumptions, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives. What exactly is a placenta and how does it function? How does a body go into labor? Why is breast best? Is wine totally off-limits? But as she soon discovered, it’s not easy to find satisfying answers.

Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy #ad - . To educate herself, the food and culture writer embarked on an intensive journey of exploration, diving into the scientific mysteries and cultural attitudes that surround motherhood to find answers to questions that had only previously been given in the form of advice about what women ought to do—rather than allowing them the freedom to choose the right path for themselves.

In like a mother, garbes offers a rigorously researched and compelling look at the physiology, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood, biology, informed by in-depth reportage and personal experience.

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Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know

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Penguin Books #ad - From the author of cribsheet, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, a data-driven decision making guide to the early years of parenting Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, well, babies. Pregnant women are told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee without ever being told why these are forbidden.

Debunking myths and explaining everything from the real effects of caffeine to the surprising dangers of gardening, Expecting Better is the book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy—and the occasional glass of wine. When award-winning economist emily oster was a mom-to-be herself, she evaluated the data behind the accepted rules of pregnancy, and discovered that most are often misguided and some are just flat-out wrong.

Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know #ad - Newly revised for 2019* what to expect when You're Expecting meets Freakonomics: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting. Rules for prenatal testing are similarly unexplained. Moms-to-be desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices.

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and Trusting Yourself and Your Body - Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood

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Chronicle Books #ad - Author erica chidi cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach. This beautiful, comprehensive and judgement-free pregnancy companion covers everything from the beginning months of pregnancy to the baby's first weeks.

Expecting better why the conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong And What You Really Need to Know. Including supportive self-care and mindfulness exercises, making choices for a hospital, nourishing foods and recipes for every month of pregnancy along with more than 40 charming and helpful illustrations, home or birth center birth, trimester-specific holistic remedies, and expert tips for every birth environment, the basics of breastfeeding, it's got everything modern mother would want to know: fetal development, tips on what to expect postpartum and more.

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Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool

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Penguin Press #ad - In cribsheet, she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting. As any new parent knows, friends, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, and strangers on the internet. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound.

By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. The instant new york times bestseller!From the author of Expecting Better, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting. Many parents will likely find reading it a huge relief from the scare stories that seem to pop up everywhere these days.

. Cribsheet is not another call for the end of helicopter parenting or snowplow parenting or whatever kind of parenting is lighting up social media today, and it’s not a call to overthrow medical wisdom; it’s a call for parenting with context, and it’s freeing. The washington post  with expecting better, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies.

Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool #ad - Emily oster is a trained expert—and mom of two—who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions—and stay sane in the years before preschool. Expecting better why the conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong And What You Really Need to Know. How do you make your own best decision?  Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up.

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And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Channeling fears and anxieties that are still taboo and often unspoken, about having a baby and staying, and visceral motherhood story for our times, funny, And Now We Have Everything is an unflinchingly frank, for better or worse, exactly yourself. Detector, post-partum body and sex issues, o'connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, the fantasies of a "natural" birth experience that erode maternal self-esteem, not-yet-comfortable identity.

Expecting better why the conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong And What You Really Need to Know. Selected as one of the best books of the year by: national Public Radio, Esquire, Electric Literature, Refinery29, BookRiot, Autostraddle, Powell's, Thrillist, Bustle, Women. Com"smart, and true in all the best ways, funny, this book made me ache with recognition.

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready #ad - Cheryl strayeda raw, funny, and fiercely honest account of becoming a mother before feeling like a grown up. When meaghan o'connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed -- a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential impact of motherhood -- didn't exist.

So she decided to write it herself. And now we have everything is O'Connell's exploration of the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.

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The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality

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Shambhala #ad - Expecting better why the conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong And What You Really Need to Know. A guide to help support women through post-partum healing on the physical, relational, emotional, and spiritual levels. This holistic guide offers practical advice to support women through postpartum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels—and provides women with a roadmap to this very important transition that can last from a few months to a few years.

The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality #ad - Kimberly ann johnson draws from her vast professional experience as a doula, body worker, and women’s health care advocate, postpartum consultant, traditional chinese medicine, and from the healing traditions of ayurveda, yoga teacher, and herbalism—as well as her own personal experience—to cover   • how you can prepare your body for birth;    • how you can organize yourself and your household for the best possible transition to motherhood;    • simple practices and home remedies to facilitate healing and restore energy;    • how to strengthen relationships and aid the return to sex;    • learning to exercise safely postpartum;    • carrying your baby with comfort;    • exploring the complex and often conflicting emotions that arise postpartum;    • and much more.

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Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting now with Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting

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Penguin Books #ad - And yet french kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Expecting better why the conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong And What You Really Need to Know. Penguin Books. The runaway new york times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children, from the author of There Are No Grown-ups.

When american journalist pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent. But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. Why? how?       with a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting.

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting now with Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting #ad - . Researched over three years and written in her warm, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, funny voice, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. They ate braised leeks.

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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth "Updated With New Material"

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Bantam #ad - Penguin Books. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:• reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play• what really happens during labor• Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable • Episiotomy--is it really necessary? • Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs• Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth• How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression • The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor doesn’t necessarily tell you• The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers• How to create a safe, including a hospital• And much moreIna May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, less pain, and less medical intervention.

Based on the female-centered midwifery model of care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. Random House. Expecting better why the conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong And What You Really Need to Know.

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth "Updated With New Material" #ad - What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience.

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The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth: A Complete Labor and Childbirth Companion for Parents to Be

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Harvard Common Press #ad - Random House. The focus, however, is on preparing for birth--including topics like how to pick the right childbirth class and the right birthing method. Penguin Books. Bliss's tone throughout is at once authoritative and confident as well as warm and encouraging. Her concern in her practice as well as in these pages is to listen to and help secure each new mom's own personal vision of a birthing experience that is safe, fulfilling, and meaningful.

You’ll also see how to assemble the team of professionals, family members, and friends who will support you through labor and birth, and how to approach last-minute decisions about pain medications and cesarean sections. Experienced doula, linsey bliss, shows you how to prepare physically and mentally for every element of having a child, from pregnancy to fourth trimester in The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth.

The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth: A Complete Labor and Childbirth Companion for Parents to Be #ad - Expecting better why the conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong And What You Really Need to Know. Lindsey bliss, who has assisted as a doula at hundreds of births and is herself a mother of seven, reveals here all the wisdom and advice that doulas share with the new mothers who hire them. The doula's guide to empowering Your Birth covers the period from pregnancy through labor and birth to fourth trimester healing.

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Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions

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Harvard Common Press #ad - Penguin Books. Now fully revised in its fifth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide to helping a woman through labor and birth, and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. The birth partner includes thorough information on:preparing for labor and knowing when it has begunNormal labor and how to help the woman every step of the wayEpidurals and other medications for laborPitocin and other means, including natural ones,  to induce or speed up laborNon-drug techniques for easing labor painCesarean birth and complications that may require itBreastfeeding and newborn careand much more For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable.

. Random House. Expecting better why the conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong And What You Really Need to Know. Since the original publication of the birth partner, partners, and doulas have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother, relatives, friends, from her last trimester through the early postpartum period.

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What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Penguin Books. 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.

Random House. Yet so much about motherhood happens in your head. Here, and learn other tips to navigate the ups and downs of this exciting, is the first-ever practical guide to help new mothers feel less guilt and more self-esteem, finally, less resentment and more intimacy, less exhaustion and more pleasure, less isolation and more kinship, demanding time Expecting better why the conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong And What You Really Need to Know.

What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood #ad - 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.

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.

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