The trusted editors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, called aa feminist classica by The New York Times, present a comprehensive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, from prenatal care and emotional well-being to how to handle the pain of childbirth. Pregnancy and birth are as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing, thinking, or loving. But as soon as you announce youare expecting, you may be bombarded with advice from every angleawell-meaning friends, relatives, medical professionals, even strangers want to weigh in on what you should or shouldnat do, and itas easy to feel overwhelmed by their conflicting recommendations. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth will 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. Youall 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: Am Choosing a good health care provider Am Selecting a place of birth Am Understanding prenatal testing Am Coping with labor pain Am Speeding your physical recovery Am Adjusting to life as a new mother Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth is an essential resource for women that will guide you through the many decisions ahead.Your choice of birth setting and provider can affect your options for pain management. Because ... Further research on these exercises done during pregnancy has suggested that Kegels may prevent, improve, or cure urinary ... PERINEAL MASSAGE The perineum is the area between your vaginal opening and your rectum.
|Title||:||Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth|
|Author||:||Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2008-03-04|