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The Essential C Section Guide

Author : Maureen Connolly
ISBN : 9780307484352
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Childbirth is a life-altering experience for any woman, but a Cesarean delivery can be overwhelming, whether it’s unexpected or planned. Despite the fact that roughly one in four babies in the United States is delivered by c-section, very little information about the experience is included in typical pregnancy books and physicians and childbirth educators often gloss over the details. The Essential C-Section Guide is written not only for women to read in preparation for a scheduled c-section and for those considered “high risk” who know that a c-section may become necessary but also for women recovering from an unexpected surgical delivery. This book provides answers to important questions about what the surgery entails, what a woman can expect as she recovers, and what considerations should be made for future pregnancies and deliveries. With frank discussions about the physical and emotional aspects surrounding a c-section, the authors share comforting wisdom about early bonding, pain control, breastfeeding, infant care, healing from surgery, postpartum exercise, partner involvement, and much more, in detail not available anywhere else. Written by authors who have firsthand knowledge of birth by c-section, The Essential C-Section Guide is well-researched and addresses its unique concerns with intelligence and compassion.

The Concise Encyclopedia Of Women S Sexual And Reproductive Health

Author : Deborah Mitchell
ISBN : 1429964588
Genre : Health & Fitness
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• Comprehensive information on the health challenges today's women face throughout life, all in an easy-to-follow, A-to-Z format • Guidelines for finding the best possible specialist for your reproductive and sexual health needs, whether you are seeking a gynecologist, genetic counselor, endocrinologist, or midwife • Includes helpful "what to ask your doctor" checklists and timetables for medical exams and screenings • An overview of the state of women's health today—from such conditions as amenorrhea to infertility to premature ovarian failure to breast cancer—including the latest research and resources

The Everything Guide To Pregnancy Over 35

Author : Brette Sember
ISBN : 9781605502373
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 43. 74 MB
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With more and more women waiting to start a family, it's encouraging to know that you can have a healthy pregnancy over 35-and into your 40s-if you make well-informed choices about your prenatal care. Whether you're considering parenting for the first time or starting over, The Everything Guide to Pregnancy over 35 covers the physical, emotional, and social implications of a 35+ pregnancy to help ensure the healthiest and happiest nine months-and beyond. Packed with expert advice, plus helpful tips from moms just like you, this reassuring guide shows you how to: Improve your chances of getting pregnant after 35-including fertility treatment options Select the best care options-whether with a doctor or midwife Incorporate vitamins, proper nutrition, and exercise into your lifestyle Weigh the benefits and risks of prenatal testing Understand the changes happening to your body Prepare for labor, delivery, and recovery Assess financial and career considerations And, most importantly, welcome a new baby into your life! With its supportive, straightforward approach, The Everything Guide to Pregnancy over 35 is the one book you need to dispel the rumors, understand the risks, and enjoy the rewards of this exciting time!

Easy Labor

Author : William Camann
ISBN : 9780307484093
Genre : Health & Fitness
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THE FIRST COMPLETE, COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO PAIN RELIEF DURING LABOR AND DELIVERY Far too many expectant mothers find themselves unprepared when labor begins and natural techniques don’t effectively manage the pain. This indispensable guide provides reassuring, proven approaches to combining medical and natural techniques to ensure the most comfortable pain-free labor possible. In Easy Labor, you’ll discover • what to expect during labor, and key factors that affect your comfort • the facts on epidurals, safety concerns, and how effectively they reduce pain • the pros and cons of pain-relief medications • complementary and alternative methods, including water immersion, acupuncture, hypnosis, massage, and birth balls • how your choice of hospital or birth center affects your pain-management options • techniques to calm and eliminate the specific fears and stresses associated with childbirth So relax and enjoy your pregnancy, with this important book by your side! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Midwife S Labour And Birth Handbook

Author : Vicky Chapman
ISBN : 9781118697467
Genre : Medical
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To practice effectively, midwives need to continually update theirknowledge of pregnancy and birth. This fully revised and updatednew edition of The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook is apractical and accessible guide to providing midwifery care whilepromoting 'women-centred' care and normality. It explores importantquestions such as: * Why are women not encouraged to make a birth plan for electiveCS? * If a VBAC woman declines continuous CTG monitoring then whyshouldn't she use a waterbirth pool? * If shoulder dystocia is anticipated, why not encourage all-foursbirth in preference to a semi-recumbent position? * Why are the needs of the delivering professional so often putbefore the advantages of upright postures for promoting descent ofa second twin? This new edition incorporates the latest research and nationalguidelines, and includes new chapters on twins, caesarean section,bullying, risk management and IOL. By bringing together the latestmidwifery information in a woman-centred way, The Midwife's Labourand Birth Handbook is an essential guide for both student midwivesand experienced practising midwives.

Avoiding Common Nursing Errors

Author : Betsy H. Allbee
ISBN : 9781451153248
Genre : Medical
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This handbook succinctly describes over 500 common errors made by nurses and offers practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. Coverage includes the entire scope of nursing practice—administration, medications, process of care, behavioral and psychiatric, cardiology, critical care, endocrine, gastroenterology and nutrition, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, pulmonary, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care, emergency nursing, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatric nursing. The book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference. Each error is described in a quick-reading one-page entry that includes a brief clinical scenario and tips on how to avoid or resolve the problem. Illustrations are included where appropriate.

The Essential Homebirth Guide

Author : Jane E. Drichta
ISBN : 9781451668636
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 56. 46 MB
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Birthing is a miraculous time when you and your baby will work together to bring about life. As you finally cradle your precious newborn in your arms, you should know deep in your soul that every decision that brought the two of you to this special moment was yours. More families than ever are choosing to birth at home. Midwives Jane E. Drichta and Jodilyn Owen answer questions about the kind of care, support, and information you need as you investigate whether this option is right for you. Birth can be an empowering and positive experience, and this book provides gentle guidance, with high regard for your wisdom and ability to successfully navigate your prenatal care, birth, and early mothering. Enriched with real birth stories from new mothers, The Essential Homebirth Guide offers thoughtful, compassionate advice on a wealth of birthing topics, including: • Building a supportive homebirth community • Caring for yourself and your baby from your pregnancy through the postpartum period • Communicating about your birthing plans with your midwife, your partner, and your family and friends • Deciding whether homebirth is safe for you • Educating yourself about common pregnancy-related issues • Preparing your home and your family for the big day

The Essential Guide To Primary Care Procedures

Author : E. J. Mayeaux
ISBN : 9781451152869
Genre : Medical
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Featuring over 1,300 full-color illustrations, this atlas is a comprehensive, hands-on guide to more than 100 medical procedures most commonly performed in an office setting. The book presents step-by-step instructions and illustrations for each procedure and discusses strategies for avoiding common pitfalls. Each chapter includes ordering information for necessary equipment or supplies, CPT codes, ICD-9 codes, global periods, and average U.S. fees for each procedure. Some chapters also refer the practitioner to patient education handouts that will appear online. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, over 100 patient education handouts, and videos of ten common procedures.

Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat

Author : Claire Mysko
ISBN : 9780757307928
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 51. 74 MB
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The Thinking Woman S Guide To A Better Birth

Author : Henci Goer
ISBN : 9781440674303
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 71. 92 MB
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As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice. Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests. The book covers: Cesareans Breech babies Inducing labor Electronic Fetal Monitoring Rupturing Membranes Coping with slow labor Pain medication Epistiotomy Vaginal birth after a Ceasarean Doulas Deciding on a doctor or midwife Choosing where to have your baby and much more . . .

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