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It Gets Easier! . . . And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers: A Fun, Practical Guide to Becoming a Mom

It Gets Easier! . . . And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers: A Fun, Practical Guide to Becoming a Mom

There is no question that being a mother is challenging, but this fun, frank, and prescriptive guide tries to do the impossible and make new motherhood easier. Featuring interviews with hundreds of moms and candid stories from author Claudine Wolk's own experiences as a mother, "It Gets Easier!...and Other Lies We Tell New Mothers" mixes humor, honesty, and insider strategies...

Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds

Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds

Mothers-to-be who plan a natural birth at a hospital will benefit from minimal medical intervention, while feeling comforted by the proximity of the life-saving technology that only a hospital can provide. A medical anthropologist, doula, and mother of three, Cynthia Gabriel draws from her disparate perspectives to present Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds. This guide is designed...

ADD/ADHD Drug Free: Natural Alternatives and Practical Exercises to Help Your Child Focus

ADD/ADHD Drug Free: Natural Alternatives and Practical Exercises to Help Your Child Focus

Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) are among the most misunderstood problems facing young children today. Drugs like Ritalin and Cylert are traditionally prescribed to treat these disorders, but their use is controversial. While many children have been helped by these medications, at best, pills only temporarily improve symptoms. Some­times...

After Miscarriage: Medical Facts and Emotional Support for Pregnancy Loss

After Miscarriage: Medical Facts and Emotional Support for Pregnancy Loss

As women and their partners grieve over a lost pregnancy, they often search for answers to questions such as: Why did this happen? How can I keep it from happening again? How can I deal with so much sadness? Can I stand to face another pregnancy? Author Krissi Danielsson found herself asking these same questions when she experienced three consecutive miscarriages, and now she has written After...

Adoption Nation

Adoption Nation

In this revised edition of Adam Pertman's award-winning book, first published in 2000, readers will find updated information on every aspect of adoption and its changing role in American society. Pertman, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and father of two adopted children, offers an unflinching study of adoption policy and processes.

LifeBooks : Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child

LifeBooks : Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child

From Alaska to Australia the word is spreading. Adoptive parents are discovering the enormous value of adoption lifebooks. But then the questions begin. Where do I start? What information should be included? Do I let my child bring it to school? Beth O’Malley M.Ed. provides the answers to these and more. In her best selling book, LifeBooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child Beth...

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