A Practical Holistic Guide to Wellbeing from Conception to Birth
Janet Balaskas; foreword by Gayle Peterson
7 1/2" x 9 1/2" • 95 pages • color photographs and illustrations throughout
Pregnancy is a time of great physical change. It can also be an exciting period of emotional growth and personal discovery. In these months, a woman can improve her own health and vitality, and positively influence the development of her unborn child. For all expectant mothers, Natural Pregnancy is a refreshingly clear and simple guide to an enjoyable pregnancy. It contains valuable guidance on emotional preparation for birth and motherhood, as well as information on how to achieve wellbeing through a balanced diet and the regular practice of breathing, meditation, yoga and massage. Natural Pregnancy introduces and encourages the use of natural therapies as a safe and effective means of achieving a problem-free pregnancy, and includes a fully comprehensive section on self-help and professional treatments for many common problems that can arise during pregnancy.
Janet Balaskas is a teacher, lecturer and internationally renowned campaigner for women's rights in childbirth. She has helped to bring about major changes in prenatal education and maternity practices. Founder of the Active Birth Movement and Director of the Active Birth Centre in London, Janet teaches yoga and preparation for birth and parenthood.
Gayle Peterson, MSW, LCSW, specializes in perinatal psychology and family development. She is the author of Birthing Normally, and coauthor of Pregnancy as Healing and Cesarean Birth.
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