The Wise Woman's Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth

The Wise Woman's Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth

Author: Patricia Ladis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757323706

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

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When it comes to providing the best support for a healthy pregnancy, wise women know that it all comes down to making good choices. The right information at the right time is imperative. In The Wise Woman's Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth, you'll find all the support you need beginning with preconception, through pregnancy and birth, and the 40 days postpartum. This comprehensive guide combines the expertise of a functional medicine dream team: top-tier physical therapist Patricia Ladis with Dr. Anita Sadaty, a holistic ob-gyn with a celebrity clientele. You will discover a detailed but accessible plan for optimal wellness for mother, partner, and baby, including: Best practices to maximize your health and that of your partner in the crucial six-month period of preconception in order to enhance the health of your baby. A unique functional medicine approach that explains why many of the uncomfortable symptoms that arise during pregnancy are related to what you are eating, your environment, your mindset and your exercise level-and how to resolve these issues. Exercises with instructive photos to avoid injury, recovery quickly from any kind of delivery, and get your before-baby body back-and better! With both up-do-date clinical research and the wisdom of the ages, this book will empower you and your partner to not only find the blessings in this special time, but pass along a lifetime of health and wellness for you and your baby. Book jacket.

The Wise Woman's Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth

The Wise Woman's Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth

Author: Patricia Ladis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757323713

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 863

A fresh, new pregnancy guide—the first complete functional medicine book—offering women and their partners a comprehensive approach to maintain and enhance health and wellness before, during, and after pregnancy. The Wise Woman’s Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth combines the expertise of top-tier physical therapist Patricia Ladis—who works with superstar athletes, professional dancers, and celebrities—with Dr. Anita Sadaty, a highly regarded holistic ob-gyn with a celebrity clientele. Together, they have devised a six-step protocol beginning the six months before conception continuing forty days post-birth and beyond, incorporating holistic principles that encourage optimal wellness for mother, partner, and baby. Whether they are in their 20’s, 30’s or 40’s, this book empowers readers to be in tune with their bodies during all stages of pregnancy, and is the first book by a functional medicine dream-team aligning medical and structural body issues to avoid such potential pregnancy outcomes as osteoporosis, sciatica, pelvic prolapse, structural weakness, and postpartum depression. Each of the six stages organizes Ladis and Sadaty’s holistic principles into five easy-to-follow aspects: Body, Movement, Breathing, Nourishment, and Wisdom. They include practical applications such as foods to help reduce internal inflammation, specific exercises—with instructive photos—in each stage, breathing techniques to lower stress, and “pearls of wisdom” backed by science exploring a multicultural history of this special time in a woman’s life. For the first time, a pregnancy guide considers the importance of choices you make six months prior to conception, and the effect on genes. When both members of a couple are calm, fit, and well-nourished, the latest science suggests that together they are less likely to pass on negative genes to a child.

The Mother of all Pregnancy Books

The Mother of all Pregnancy Books

Author: Ann Douglas

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0764565168

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 604

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The ultimate guide to conception, birth, and everything in between. Unlike all those otherbossy, tell-you-what-to-do titles, this funny, entertaining guide presents expectant parents with all the facts on such perennial hot topics as pain relief during labor, episiotomy, and circumcision, and empowers them to make informed personal choices. It's packed with tools you won't find anywhere else, including: * Charts highlighting the risks of using various over-the-counter drug productsduring pregnancy * Lists of the ten best -- and worst --baby products * A set of emergency childbirth procedures * Forthright discussions of difficult topics like infertility, high-risk pregnancy, and pregnancy and infant loss that other books are loathe to tackle