The Kind Mama

A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning

Author: Alicia Silverstone

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623360412

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 942

When did making babies get to be so hard? Infertility is on the rise globally, affecting as many as one in six couples. But instead of considering diet and lifestyle factors, doctors pump their patients full of expensive and invasive fertility treatments. Once pregnant, women just accept that carrying a baby will be the gassy, swollen, irritable, sleepless nightmare that has become the new normal—and then assume that new motherhood will be just as challenging, from breastfeeding woes to screaming fits. It doesn't have to be that way. In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby. Drawing on her own experience, as well as that of obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, holistic health counselors, and others, Silverstone offers advice on getting one's "baby house" in order through nutrient-rocking foods that heal and nourish, and, once pregnant, gentle ways to boost comfort, energy, and health during each trimester. She helps readers navigate everything from prenatal testing and birth plans to successful breastfeeding and creating a supportive "baby nest." The result is an authoritative, one-stop guide that empowers women to trust their instincts during this vital milestone, while helping them embark on a healthy and more vibrant path to motherhood.

The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book

All you need to know for a healthy pregnancy that fits your lifestyle

Author: Reed Mangels

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440526079

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 3933

Do I need more protein? Am I getting enough nutrients for the baby? How do I defend my decision to stay vegan? These questions and more are on the minds of vegan moms-to-be who want to maintain their lifestyle but still nurture a healthy baby. Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief because a vegan pregnancy is not only possible, it's also healthy and completely safe. With this helpful guide, you will learn about all aspects of vegan pregnancy from conception to bringing home baby, including: Which foods to eat (and avoid!) to get optimum nutrients for you and baby How to deal with disapproval from family and friends Methods to ensure a vegan-friendly hospital birth Setting up a vegan nursery for the baby Packed with information for both moms and dads, including 150 nutritious and healthy recipes for the whole family, this book is the ultimate resource for parents who want the best for their baby--without sacrificing the vegan life!

Your Vegetarian Pregnancy

A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition

Author: Holly Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743234085

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 8651

With this unique and accessible handbook, you can be confident that your vegetarian pregnancy will be wonderfully beneficial for both you and your baby. Fulfilling every nutritional guideline recommended by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Your Vegetarian Pregnancy is the first authoritative guide to maintaining a healthy plant-based diet before, during, and after the birth of your child.

Mama Glow

Author: Latham Thomas

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 140193921X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 453

View: 8793

In Mama Glow, maternity lifestyle maven Latham Thomas shares the tips and techniques to support a blissful journey to motherhood. She shows you how to make room for your pregnancy, assess your current diet, banish toxic habits, and incorporate yoga to keep your mind, body, and spirit in balance. Throughout, you’ll get tips to help reduce stress; alleviate common discomforts; demystify birth plans, labor coaches, and midwives; whip up pampering treats like homemade shea butter and coffee sugar scrub; and indulge in over 50 delicious, nutrient-rich recipes to nourish both you and your "bun." Mama Glow also features a postpartum wellness plan to guide you back to your prebaby body, troubleshoot breastfeeding problems, and embrace your abundant new life. Mama Glow includes: • Illustrated exercises for a fit, fabulous, and comfortable pregnancy • Fleshed-out cleansing programs to boost fertility • A simple formula for deconstructing those crazy cravings • Yoga sequences designed for prepregnancy, each trimester, and postpartum • Checklists for your prenatal pantry, finding a birth coach, and packing your birth bag • Glow foods to help you snap back to your fab prebaby body As your certified glow pilot, Latham will guide you through every stage of your pregnancy, giving you practical advice to make your journey a joyful and vibrant one.

Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide

Author: Sayward Rebhal

Publisher: Herbivore Magazine

ISBN: 9780980144031

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 116

View: 5536

Welcome to this fun, informative, and totally comprehensive reference manual. This pocket guide gives readers quick answers to their most pressing pregnancy problems-from straight-forward nutrition information and strategies for maximizing meal plans, to tips on choosing cruelty-free antacids (by brand name) and advice on how to throw a vegan baby shower. Written in an upbeat and casual tone, reading the Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide is like having an awesome conversation with a super-supportive and super positive girlfriend who happens to know a ton about vegan nutrition and pregnancy.

Expecting Better

Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong - And What You Really Need to Know

Author: Emily Oster

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143125702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

View: 1692

An award-winning social scientist uses economic tools to challenges popular misconceptions about pregnancy to counsel women on how to navigate contradictory and extreme abstinence-style advice to promote empowerment, reduce risks and enable practical choices.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception

Author: Jani R. Jensen,Elizabeth A. Stewart

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795346018

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 169

View: 9954

Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception is a comprehensive medical reference that provides answers and explanations to questions and concerns related to fertility, and potential solutions for those having difficulty conceiving or maintaining pregnancy. Deciding to start or build your family is a life-changing decision. Maybe you recently decided to try to become pregnant, or perhaps it’s something you’ve been contemplating for a while. But once the decision is made, there’s a whole new set of unknowns, including whether the journey will be easy or difficult. You may already have a lot of questions: How can you increase your chances of becoming pregnant? What health and lifestyle changes should you make to have a healthy pregnancy? And if you’re struggling to become pregnant, what medical treatments are available? Where can you get emotional support if you can’t get pregnant or if you’ve had a miscarriage? And when is enough? The fertility experts at Mayo Clinic want to offer you the answers to these questions and more. Through the pages of this book, they’ll guide you through the process of trying for – and achieving – a successful pregnancy. You will also hear throughout the book from couples and individuals who have struggled to have a family. For a variety of reasons – health conditions, unexplained infertility or life circumstances – getting pregnant or deciding to have a family was difficult for them. These personal stories are to let you know that you’re not alone in your journey, and to give you hope that with time and patience, pregnancy is often possible. From lifestyle and dietary recommendations to understanding your ovulatory cycle to medications and procedures that can improve fertility, this book is a comprehensive source of answers from Mayo Clinic experts you can rely on.

Your Over-35 Week-by-week Pregnancy Guide

All the Answers to All Your Questions about Pregnancy, Birth, and Your Developing Baby

Author: Kelly M. Shanahan,M. Kelly Shanahan

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0761526986

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 418

View: 5350

This guide is written especially for the over 35 expectant mothers, and answers all the special questions that are unique to older mothers-to-be. The easy week-by-week format provides information the way women want it most. Photos & illustrations.

The Kind Diet

A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet

Author: Alicia Silverstone

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609611357

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 3364

Addresses the nutritional concerns faced by many who are new to plant-based, vegetarian diets and shows how to cover every nutritional base, from protein to calcium and beyond. Features irresistibly delicious food that satisfies on every level --including amazing desserts to keep the most stubborn sweet tooth happy.

The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living

Author: Lindsay S. Nixon

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1940363381

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 999

View: 8645

Every day, Lindsay S. Nixon, author of the popular Happy Herbivore blog and cookbook series, is sent dozens of questions from readers about living a plant-based life: What do you do in social situations outside of the home? At restaurants? Potlucks? Weddings? What about traveling and vacation? How do you deal with negativity and naysayers? How do you talk to your family and friends about this way of life? Nixon has put together a practical guide to address questions like these and to help with the many other challenges that come with a plant-based or vegan diet. Whether you’re already living the Happy Herbivore lifestyle or simply thinking of switching to a plant-based way of life, The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living is for you.

Missing In Action

How Mothers Lose, Grieve, and Retrieve Their Sense of Self

Author: Anne Smollon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595856772

Category: Self-Help

Page: 126

View: 2686

"I think I'm MIA," mothers will declare as they battle the negative self-talk, symptoms, and conflicting feelings that are often associated with losing their sense of self. In the insightful and thought-provoking self-help guide Missing In Action: How Mothers Lose, Grieve, and Retrieve Their Sense of Self, author Anne M. Smollon offers a unique perspective on change, loss, and grief in the lives of women consumed by motherhood. By casting a new spin on an old acronym, Smollon introduces Maternal Intrapersonal Anxiety (MIA). MIA depicts the unrecognized and unacknowledged grief that accompanies the feelings of loss many women experience as they transition into motherhood and encounter undesirable changes associated with their physical appearance, lifestyle, mood, income, relationships, personal goals, and self-esteem. These losses frequently combine with the physical and mental drain of motherhood to create a far greater loss-a mother's sense of self. Missing In Action details the various kinds of change and loss that occur, illuminates the compelling similarities between grief and the myriad symptoms mothers describe, explains how MIA relates to the violation of personal boundaries, and ultimately defines ten goals to help mothers reclaim their sense of self.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture

Author: Kathleen Lebesco,Peter Naccarato

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147429622X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 2529

The influence of food has grown rapidly as it has become more and more intertwined with popular culture in recent decades. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture offers an authoritative, comprehensive overview of and introduction to this growing field of research. Bringing together over 20 original essays from leading experts, including Amy Bentley, Deborah Lupton, Fabio Parasecoli, and Isabelle de Solier, its impressive breadth and depth serves to define the field of food and popular culture. Divided into four parts, the book covers: - Media and Communication; including film, television, print media, the Internet, and emerging media - Material Cultures of Eating; including eating across the lifespan, home cooking, food retail, restaurants, and street food - Aesthetics of Food; including urban landscapes, museums, visual and performance arts - Socio-Political Considerations; including popular discourses around food science, waste, nutrition, ethical eating, and food advocacy Each chapter outlines key theories and existing areas of research whilst providing historical context and considering possible future developments. The Editors' Introduction by Kathleen LeBesco and Peter Naccarato, ensures cohesion and accessibility throughout. A truly interdisciplinary, ground-breaking resource, this book makes an invaluable contribution to the study of food and popular culture. It will be an essential reference work for students, researchers and scholars in food studies, film and media studies, communication studies, sociology, cultural studies, and American studies.

What to Eat When You're Pregnant

How to Support Your Health and Your Baby's Development During Pregnancy

Author: Nicole M. Avena

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607746794

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 3751

A trimester-by-trimester guide to what to eat--as opposed to what to avoid--while pregnant and nursing, to support the mother's health and the baby's development during each stage of pregnancy, with 50 recipes. Pregnancy has traditionally been viewed as a time when women can give in to their food cravings and not worry about their weight. But new research suggests that the foods women eat during pregnancy can have a lasting effect on the baby's brain development and behavior, as well as the mother's waistline. While many books tell women what not to eat, there are few guides that tell women what to eat while also considering that hormonal influences during pregnancy can make it difficult to stick to a healthy diet. More and more women enter pregnancy overweight, gain an unhealthy amount of weight while pregnant, then struggle to lose the "baby weight" after the baby is born. Drawing on the latest research from the fields of medicine, nutrition, and psychology, this guide gives moms-to-be a clear understanding of what their bodies really need and how those foods contribute to the development of healthy and happy babies.

Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven

A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot (and Healthy) Mother!

Author: Rory Freedman,Kim Barnouin

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0786731710

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 6851

Skinny Bitch created a movement when it exposed the horrors of the food industry, while inspiring people across the world to stop eating “crap.” Now the “Bitches” are back—this time with a book geared to pregnant women. And just because their audience is in a “delicate condition” doesn’t mean they’ll deliver a gentle message. As they did with Skinny Bitch, Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin expose the truth about the food we eat—with its hormones, chemicals, and other funky stuff. But even though they are “Skinny,” they want women to chow down on the right foods and gain their fair share of weight through their pregnancies. They also won’t mince words on these topics: • the best foods for a healthy baby and mommy • the dangers of common lotions, creams, and beauty products that women slather on their bodies (many contain carcinogens) • why every mother should “suck it up” and breastfeed • the lowdown on what really happens “post-push” (after birth) • how the companies we trust don’t care about children (choosing baby food and other products carefully) With the same sassy tone that made Skinny Bitch laugh-out-loud funny, Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven will give expectant moms the information they need to “use their head” and have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

The Beauty Detox Power

Nourish Your Mind and Body for Weight Loss and Discover True Joy

Author: Kimberly Snyder

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373893183

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 2995

Outlines diet and lifestyle recommendations based on the best-selling The Beauty Detox Solution and The Beauty Detox Foods, explaining how to align the mind and body to lose weight, conquer cravings and promote optimal health. Original.

Mayim's Vegan Table

More than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours

Author: Mayim Bialik

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738217042

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 6339

Explains the advantages of a plant-based diet for families with children and offers a collection of family-friendly vegan recipes for breakfast foods, soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks, main and side dishes, breads, and desserts.

Baby Knows Best

Raising a Confident and Resourceful Child, the RIE™ Way

Author: Deborah Carlisle Solomon

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316219215

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 6106

Raise self-confident, self-reliant children using the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Approach. Your baby knows more than you think. That's the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. BABY KNOWS BEST is based on Gerber's belief in babies' natural abilities to develop at their own pace, without coaxing from helicoptering or hovering parents. The Educaring Approach helps parents see their infants as competent people with a growing ability to communicate, problem-solve, and self-soothe. BABY KNOWS BEST is a comprehensive resource that shows parents how to respond to their babies' cues and signals; how to develop healthy sleep habits; why babies need uninterrupted playtime; and how to set clear, consistent limits. The result? More relaxed parents and more confident, self-reliant children.

Belly Laughs

Author: Jenny McCarthy

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1742734596

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

View: 8254


Beautiful Babies

Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Baby's First Food

Author: Kristen Michaelis

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

ISBN: 9781936608652

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 4301

Did you know that simple changes in your diet could increase your fertility by 60 percent? That what you eat when you're pregnant could affect whether your child will need to wear glasses or braces? That increasing your intake of certain nutrients before you become pregnant could radically decrease your chances of suffering from morning sickness? In Beautiful Babies, nutrition educator Kristen Michaelis reveals the truth about diet and pregnancy. Based on her research of the nutrient-rich diets of healthy and fertile populations around the world, she lays out exactly what you should and shouldn't eat when trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and while breast-feeding. In the first half of the book she explains the ways industrialized foods can prevent pregnancy, how a low-fat diet can increase your likelihood of infertility by 85 percent, what to do if breast-feeding doesn't work for you, why babies can't digest cereal, and gives step-by-step instructions on how and when to introduce your baby's first foods. In the second half of the book she equips you with more than 50 recipes for incorporating traditional fertility-boosting foods into your diet. Beautiful Babies provides you with everything you need to know about having a healthy pregnancy and nourishing your growing baby.