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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...

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...

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks is a compilation of selected articles from The Mother magazine, 2002 to 2009. It features writing on optimal parenting from some of the leading thinkers in the field of holistic parenting. From fertility awareness to menopause, home education to chiropractic care, lotus birth to non-vaccination. The Mother magazine is read in more than forty countries, and this selection of...

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.

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...

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