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Holistic pregnancy and childbirth
Marti, James.
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Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley & Sons, [1999]

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xiv, 287 pages ; 24 cm
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RG525 .M3337 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Holistic pregnancy and childbirth.

Your month-by-month guide to the latest therapies, techniques, and natural approaches.

For the most rewarding path to a comfortable pregnancy, a shorter labor, and the joyful delivery of a healthy baby, turn to this wise and warm compendium of proven holistic advice.

Approved by an advisory board of leaders in obstetrics and holistic medicine, this comprehensive book helps you make the birthing experience the most fulfilling and beautiful of your life. Let the journey begin. Monitor your physical changes and your baby s. Decide where you want to have your baby. Choose a holistic caregiver and prepare a birth plan. Design your optimum diet and personal exercise program. Discover today s holistic techniques for bonding, postpartum recovery, breast-feeding, and much more, including:
* Acupuncture and acupressure aromatherapy Ayurvedic medicine
* Bach flower remedies breathing techniques botanical medicine
* Chiropractic diet and nutrition exercise homeopathy
* Hydrotherapy hypnosis intimacy exercises massage
* Meditation osteopathy qigong traditional Chinese medicine
* Vitamin and mineral therapies yoga

Author Notes

JAMES MARTI is executive director of the Holistic Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that investigates a wide variety of holistic and alternative therapies. He is also the author of The Alternative Health and Medicine Encyclopedia. HEATHER BURTON is founder of the Midwifery Alliance and a certified childbirth instructor.

Table of Contents

The Holistic Program for Pregnancy and Childbirth
The First Month
The Second Month
The Third Month
The Fourth Month
The Fifth Month
The Sixth Month
The Seventh Month
The Eighth Month
The Ninth Month
Labor and Birth
First Week Postpartum
A Final Word