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 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.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)|
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Table of Contents
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