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An inspiring, practical book that makes the experience of pregnancy and childbirth magical again.
A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth is a cure to our modern, assembly-line approach to childbirth. It is designed as a guide to all who wish to participate in the wondrous process of bringing a new life into the world. This Holistic Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth gives readers the tools to ensure that our children are nourished by thoughts, words and actions from the very moment of conception.
The ideas in A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth derive from two sources: the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, with its emphasis on body, mind and spirit, and the latest Western scientific prenatal research. This Holistic pregnancy and childbirth book is rich in practical information including strategies to help enliven the body intelligence of unborn babies by nourishing each of their five senses, as well as through Ayurvedically balanced nutrition and eating with awareness. Specific yoga poses and meditation techniques reduce the mother's stress and improve the infant's emotional environment, as do tips for conscious communication with a partner.
A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth is filled with excersizes that prepare parents for the experience of childbirth itself, followed by natural approaches to dealing with the first weeks of parenting, from healing herbs to enhancing your milk supply to coping with postpartum depression.
This unique Holistic pregnancy and childbirth book is inspiring, expansive and remarkably informative. Written by acclaimed experts in mind-body medecine, Deepak Chopra M.D., David Simon M.D., and Vicki Abrams C.C.E., I.B.C.L.C., this book will profoundly enhance the experience of pregnancy and birth for both parents and baby.
About the Authors of A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth:
Deepak Chopra's many books have become international bestsellers and classic texts of health and spirituality. Dr. Chopra is founder of the Chopra Center for Well Being in Carlsbad, California.
David Simon, M.D., is the cofounder and medical director of the Chopra Center, and one of the nation's foremost authorities on holistic health care. He is the author of Vital Energy and Return to Wholeness.
Vicki Abrams, C.C.E., I.B.C.L.C., is the director of the childbirth and yoga programs at the Chopra Center. She is an international board-certified lactation consultant, childbirth educator, doula and yoga instructor.
Paperback. 318 pages.