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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...

What's That Pig Outdoors?: A Memoir of Deafness

What's That Pig Outdoors?: A Memoir of Deafness

  Henry Kisor lost his hearing at age three to meningitis and encephalitis but went on to excel in the most verbal of professions as a literary journalist. This new and expanded edition of Kisor's engrossing memoir recounts his life as a deaf person in a hearing world and addresses heartening changes over the last two decades due to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and...

Making Healthy Families:  A Guide for Spouses, Parents and Stepparents (making healthy families series)

Making Healthy Families: A Guide for Spouses, Parents and Stepparents (making healthy families series)

"Making Healthy Families" explains the elements required to make and sustain healthy, functional families. This timely book describes the family life stages, from "Becoming a Couple," to "Becoming Parents," and "Raising Adolescents." It educates parents about the predictable stresses of each transition, and offers guidelines and hands-on exercises for...

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.

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