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Body, Soul, and Baby: A Doctor's Guide to the Complete Pregnancy Experience, From Preconception to Postpartum ePub download

by Tracy Gaudet,Paula Spencer

  • Author: Tracy Gaudet,Paula Spencer
  • ISBN: 038533575X
  • ISBN13: 978-0385335751
  • ePub: 1985 kb | FB2: 1147 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Alternative Medicine
  • Publisher: Bantam (January 29, 2008)
  • Pages: 544
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 131
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Body, Soul, and Baby: A Doctor's Guide to the Complete Pregnancy Experience, From Preconception to Postpartum ePub download

-Christiane Northrup. The book really teaches you how to be more in tune with your body through your journey from preconception to postpardum, an important skill to have when another life depends so much on yours. The book gives an overview for each trimester for your body, your developing little one, and the medical care involved at each step. There is also a really good section on preconception health.

Body, Soul, and Baby book. Gaudet talks about the book as a guide to becoming aware of the transformation that a pregnant woman is undergoing. Not only physical but also emotional and spiritual. Baby Body and Soul urges the reader to look at her whole person. Gaudet argues that by examining all aspects of ourselves (emotionally, physically, spiritually, etc) we will take care ourselves in a way that nourishes us authentically, from within and not in a perfunctory, automatic way. The difference between these approaches can be explained this way. Body, Soul, and Baby: A Doctor's Guide to the Complete Pregnancy Experience, from Preconception to Postpartum.

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In a culture that rarely sees pregnancy as a journey to self-discovery, Body, Soul, and Baby offers a fresh perspective on this transformative life experience by showing women how to tune in to the cues offered by their bodies and souls-as well as by the babies growing within them-for a healthier pregnancy, a more fulfilling birth.

Tracy W. Gaudet, . Paula Spencer is a freelance writer whose eight books include The V Book an. .

is Executive Director of the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. The author of the highly acclaimed Consciously Female, Dr. Gaudet is a practicing, board-certified ob-gyn and the founding executive director of Dr. Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She lives with her son Ryan in Durham, North Carolina. Paula Spencer is a freelance writer whose eight books include The V Book and Momfidence!: An Oreo Never Killed Anybody and Other Secrets of Happier Parenting.

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In a culture that rarely sees pregnancy as a journey to self-discovery, Body, Soul, and Baby offers a fresh perspective on this transformative life experience by showing women how to tune in to the cues offered by their bodies and souls—as well as by the babies growing within them—for a healthier pregnancy, a more fulfilling birth experience, and a deeper bond with their baby.Drawing on the best of both complementary and conventional Western medicine, Dr. Gaudet has written a groundbreaking guide that shows you how to become an active participant in your pregnancy. By working with the natural processes of pregnancy, you can discover how to:• Pick up important signals from within about what you need, what your body needs, and what is right for both you and your baby• Tune in to cues that can alert you to early signs of problems• Use the mind-body connection to reduce stress, explore this remarkable life change, and bond with your baby• Nurture your whole self, including your evolving sexual and sensual needs• Make informed and conscious choices that reflect both your personal feelings and the latestmedical information• Collaborate with your doctor or midwife, and build a supportive health-care teamEmpowering, inspiring, and respectful of the wisdom of the female body and spirit, this invaluable book also includes advice on eating right and staying active, and natural and alternative approaches to pain relief. Whether you’re already pregnant or preparing to be, the time to start listening to your inner wisdom is now, and the guide to doing it is here.From the Hardcover edition.
Ochach
I bought 6 pregnancy books and almost didn't get this one because it sounded a little too out there for me. I am so glad I purchased it because it is by far my favorite. This book took me on a totally new pathway through pregnancy. It contains some statistics, but the main focus of the book is to make you more aware of your body and the changes it experiences, physically and emotionally, as you travel down the pregnancy path.

The author is a OB/GYN who strongly believes in coupling modern medicine with holistic practices. She guides the reader through numerous self meditative exercises to check in with her body and relax. In the past I'd never been a fan of these techniques, but now I do not go a day without doing them. The book really teaches you how to be more in tune with your body through your journey from preconception to postpardum, an important skill to have when another life depends so much on yours.

The book gives an overview for each trimester for your body, your developing little one, and the medical care involved at each step. There is also a really good section on preconception health.

An excellent book! I will be giving it to all of my girlfriends.
Gnng
I agree with the other three reviews wholeheartedly. When I became pregnant for the first time I was VERY surprised by the lack of spiritual material out there. Most books only focus on the physical aspects of pregnancy, which to me is only half of the picture.

This book not only focuses on every stage of pregnancy but it does so in an unbiased way. Most books are either written from a strong medical reference (in support of hospital birth and intervention) or a midwifery model (in support of homebirth and the "natural" experience). This book is neutral and draws the answers from within you. It also was the only source that I read about the link between the flu or it's vaccine and development of schizophrenia. Thank goodness because that research made me decide NOT to have the flu vaccination while pregnant.

I plan to buy this book for all of my friends when they become pregnant. Shame it's not more well known but I have a feeling it will be : )
Jieylau
Of the 8 different pregnancy books I purchased or received as gifts, this was absolutely THE BEST.

The author, Dr. Tracy Gaudet, is a well-regarded OB/GYN at Duke University who strongly believes in modern medicine. She also understands and appreciates holistic practices. Her approach is integrative, and allows for an honest, SCIENCE-based pregnancy guide that respects and blends in techniques such as mindfulness, spirituality, and emotions.

The book presents an overview of each trimester for your body, your developing little one, and the medical care involved at each step. She ties this to awareness exercises that are an invitation to really think about your own opionions and feelings at each stage of pregnancy, and in relation to the medical choices and health care options you will be considering.

An excellent book! I strongly recommend this to friends.
superstar
Great book. Happy with purchase.
Usanner
During my pregnancy I wanted a book that would allow me to explore my emotions and spirtuality along with the growth of my body & baby. This book provides that hands down. I feel so much more connected to my baby and aware of every moment of my pregnancy which is exactly what I had hoped for. I am grateful to have been able to use this book as a guide.
tref
As a health care writer and a mother-to-be, this is currently my favorite book on pregnancy. There are a few excellent books from years ago that address the emotional journey of pregnancy and give the reader psychological exercises to try, such as "Pregnant Feelings" by Rahima Baldwin Dancy and "An Easier Childbirth" by Gayle Peterson, but this is one of the only recent books on the topic that I'm aware of. I love this approach -- and we need this book in a society that neglects the central importance of emotions in pregnancy.

Mothers who use midwives and doulas are often drawn to the extra psychological support offered by their caregivers, and will probably respond well to this book. Also, mothers who see obstetricians would also find this book an important complement to their care, since doctors typically spend significantly less time on prenatal emotional support. Those who are familiar with the book "Birthing From Within" may appreciate "Body, Soul, and Baby" for its similar approach to pregnancy (the former is more solely focused on birth).

My complaints are few, but I was disappointed in the following recommendations made by author and physician Tracy Gaudet. When she writes about midwives, she ignores Certified Professional Midwives, the most common type of home birth midwife in the U.S. She speaks only of "lay" midwives who are uncertified, and she is not supportive -- but she doesn't base her comments on scientific research or have experience working in a home setting (research demonstrates that CPMs and home birth, which can be attended by doctors as well as midwives, are as safe as hospital birth for healthy pregnancies). Home birth families may be especially drawn to a personalized, emotionally-based approach to pregnancy, so it is unfortunate that Gaudet might alienate these readers.

She also writes that in cases of stillbirth, she supports the option of elective cesarean section (as an alternative to expecting the mother to birth vaginally). She means to spare the mother the sadness of laboring with a stillborn. However, I find the recommendation troubling and lacking in evidence, as it adds the potential risks of major surgery, such as depression, hemorrage or infection, and possible future infertility, to an already very painful situation.

Overall, as a childbirth professional I love this book for filling a need among pregnancy books -- and hope to meet the author someday, since we share a publisher.
Terr
This is the best book I read (and I read a lot of book in this pregnancy :)
It covers anything you can think of...the before pregnancy, during, after... also it goes over what happens in your body, what happens for your baby and what happens in your soul! Very detailed and gives advice too! The author is also an ob/gyn and speaks from experience. She is great and also writes a column in Whole Body & Soul magazine! I highly recommend this book!!!
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