Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood--and Trusting Yourself and Your Body (Pregnancy Books, Mom to Be Gifts, Newborn Books, Birthing Books)

Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood--and Trusting Yourself and Your Body (Pregnancy Books, Mom to Be Gifts, Newborn Books, Birthing Books)


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"What a gift to new and expecting moms. You have no idea the mountain and rollercoaster you're about to embark on, but Nurture somehow gives you a peek in and gives you essential information to help ground you." –Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious and One Potato

A comprehensive and judgement-free pregnancy companion:Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach. Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. Nurture covers everything from the beginning months of pregnancy to the baby's first weeks.
  • Includes supportive self-care and mindfulness exercises, trimester-specific holistic remedies, nourishing foods and recipes for every month of pregnancy, and expert tips for every birth environment.
  • More than 40 charming and helpful illustrations, charts, and lists can be found throughout.
  • Covers dozens of important topics that every modern mom needs to know including fetal development, making choices for a hospital, home or birth center birth, the basics of breastfeeding, tips on what to expect postpartum, and more.
Nurture is an all-inclusive pregnancy and birthing guide that gives soon-to-be mothers and their partners the information they need to make decisions, feel confident, and enjoy the beauty of creating new life.

Nurture is a thoughtful and helpful gift for expecting mothers and their partners.

Erica Chidi is co-founder and CEO of Loom in Los Angeles, CA. She began her work in San Francisco, volunteering as a doula within the prison system, working with pregnant inmates. She went on to build a successful doula and health education practice in Los Angeles and has been featured in Women's Health, Vogue, Goop, The Cut and Marie Claire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452152639
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 21,836
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Erica Chidi is a doula, lactation counselor and trained chef. She is also the co-founder and CEO of LOOM, providing education, services, and inclusive community to the reproductively-curious, pregnant and parenting. Raised in the United States and South Africa by a doctor father and nurse mother, she began her career in the world of contemporary art and public relations, but found herself drawn to helping others achieve their wellness goals. Stimulated but unfulfilled, she decided to act on her desire to positively impact the lives of women and families by training to become a doula. She soon built a successful solo practice which quickly gained national visibility due to her judgement-free philosophy that women should receive unconditional support no matter how or where they choose to birth. Erica empowers people to trust themselves and navigate pregnancy and early parenthood with confidence. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Part 1 Welcoming Change 12

Chapter 1 You've Got This 14

Chapter 2 Tools for Welcoming Change 24

Chapter 3 Cultivating Balance: Easy Self-Care Practices for Every Stage of Pregnancy 54

Part 2 Through the Months: Your Growing Baby 70

Chapter 4 The First Trimester 72

Chapter 5 The Second Trimester 100

Chapter 6 The Third Trimester 132

Part 3 Preparing for the Birth 166

Chapter 7 Choose It, Then Let It Go 168

Chapter 8 Choosing Your Birth Environment, Birth Team, and Preferences for You and Your Baby 180

Chapter 9 Labor: The Signs, Stages, and Interventions 206

Chapter 10 Finding Comfort During Labor and Building Your Birthing Preferences 234

Part 4 The Postpartum Shift and Early Motherhood 282

Chapter 11 The Recovery Path: Helping Your Body Heal 284

Chapter 12 Nourishing and Nurturing Your Baby 324

Epilogue: Finding Your New Normal 397

Resources 401

Acknowledgements 434

Trademarks 435

Index 437

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