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The essential homebirth guide : for families planning or considering birthing at home / Jane E. Drichta and Jodilyn Owen ; with foreword by Christiane Northrup.

Drichta, Jane E. (Author).
Book Book (2013.)
Description: xvii, 379 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2013.
9 of 10 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Salem.
0 current holds with 10 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 9781451668629 (trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1451668627 (trade pbk.)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Foreword / Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom -- Welcome -- A Note from the Authors -- Chapter 1. The Story of Homebirth -- The History of Homebirth -- Modem Homebirth -- The Anatomy of Homebirth Today -- Chapter 2. The Journey Begins -- You're Pregnant! -- Choosing a Homebirth Provider and Establishing Care -- Prenatal Nutrition -- Chapter 3. Prenatal Care with a Homebirth Midwife: More Than Just the Numbers -- The Primary Goal of Prenatal Care: Establishing Individualized Norms -- Relationship Development -- Welcome to Your Prenatal Visit -- Chapter 4. Midwifery Care, Homebirth, and the Mother's Community -- Relationships -- Homebirth and Family -- From Co-workers to Strangers, Everyone Wants a Piece of Me! -- Keeping Calm and Cared For -- Chapter 5. She Said, I Said, They Said-Communication -- Anatomy of a Discussion -- Informed Consent: Your Midwife Is Talking to You! -- The Birth Plan: Sharing Your Hopes and Plans with Your Midwife -- Because I Said So! Communicating with Your Family About Your Choice to Homebirth -- Chapter 6. Your Expanded Pregnancy and Birth Team -- Homebirth and Your Expanded Team -- Childbirth Education Classes -- Chapter 7. Special Circumstances -- Understanding Risk -- Twins and Homebirth -- Breech Babies and Homebirth -- Birth as a Sexual Abuse Survivor -- Teen Pregnancies -- Chapter 8. Homebirth After Cesarean -- Why HBAC? -- Is HBAC Safe? -- Finding an HBAC Midwife -- Finding Peer Support for HBAC -- Chapter 9. The Big Ten: Common Pregnancy-Related Issues -- The Emotional Experience of Pregnancy -- Anemia -- Vitamin D Deficiency -- Rhesus Factor (aka Rh Negative) -- Group Beta Strep (aka Group B Strep or GBS) -- Gestational Diabetes -- The Thyroid -- "I think I'm just plain getting sick. What can I do?" -- Hypertensive Disorders -- Miscarriage -- Chapter 10. Labor and Birth at Home -- Preparing Your Home for the Birth -- Birth Kits -- Siblings at the birth or no siblings at the birth? That is the question! -- After the Due Date -- Labor and Birth -- Chapter 11. The Postpartum Period -- Immediate Postpartum Care -- Skin-to-Skin -- Breastfeeding Your Baby -- What's Next? -- Newborn Medications and Screening -- Postpartum Depression -- Chapter 12. The Story Continues -- Appendix A. Questions to Ask During an Interview -- Appendix B. Further Reading for the Homebirth Family -- Appendix C. Resources for Childbirth Education and Support -- Appendix D. Resources for Higher Risk Mamas with Homebirth Hearts -- Appendix E. The Photos -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Authors: Owen, Jodilyn. (Added Author).
Citation: Drichta, Jane E. "The essential homebirth guide : for families planning or considering birthing at home." New York : Gallery Books, 2013.

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