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Mindful Mom-to-Be : A Modern Doula's Guide to Building a Healthy Foundation from Pregnancy Through Birth

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Strengthening your own foundation is one of the very best beginnings you can give your child. InThe Mindful Mom-to-Be, doula and pregnancy coach Lori Bregman guides you in your journey toward motherhood by empowering you to find what works best for you and your baby. In addition to concrete, prescriptive health information, including nutritional advice, natural remedies, developmental milestones, and techniques for labor, she offers simple and enjoyable spiritual and emotional exercises to help you prepare for motherhood. As Lori explains, you're not just birthing a baby; you're birthing yourself as a mom, too. With month-by-month advice, comprehensive checklists, and customizable birth plans, this is your indispensible, holistic companion for pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

As a natural, holistic approach to pregnancy has resurfaced, women everywhere are looking to doulas--not doctors--for advice and support. What's a doula? In short, it's a trained professional who provides physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother before, during, and just after birth. Studies have shown that when doulas attend births, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier, and breastfeeding is easier.

The Mindful Mom-To-Be offers concrete, prescriptive health information, including natural solutions for aches and pains, colds, or trouble sleeping, but Lori Bregman's primary goal is to help expectant moms find what works best for them.

With themes like "Living in Joy," "Destress and Decompress," and "Mothering Yourself" to accompany each month of pregnancy, Bregman encourages soon-to-be mothers to take time to explore their inner thoughts and fears, and examine their expectations of motherhood before their child arrives. Her spiritual exercises are positive, fun, and easy to put into practice.

Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Family + Relationships
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Lori Bregman
Language: English
Street Date: August 4, 2015
TCIN: 17166664
UPC: 9781623363017
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-4961
MSRPReg: $19.99 Save $3.00 (15% off)

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