Nurturing Beginnings: A Guide to Postpartum Care for Doulas and Community Outreach Workers takes you through the new mother’s journey and into your own as you explore what it means to be “in service of a postpartum woman and her family.” Nurturing Beginnings was one of the first comprehensive postpartum training manuals and is on the current DONA Reading List for Postpartum Doulas.
Chapters include: The Role of The Doula, Home Visiting, Providing Care with Caution: Protecting Health & Safety in The Home & Car, Honoring Postpartum Women and Teaching Self-Care, Easing Postpartum Adjustment, Appreciating Your Clients’ Cultural Diversity by Karen Salt, Supporting The Breastfeeding Mother (Donna Williams & Opal Horvat Advisors) Newborn Basics: Appearance, Behavior, and Care, Offering Support to Partners and Siblings, Unexpected Outcomes: Caring for The Family at a Time of Loss, Nurturing Yourself by Carlita Reyes, Pursuing Professional Development and Building Your Practice plus poems by Maureen Cannon and “A Doula Speaks” writings from the authors adding insights to the chapters. Revisions and contributions to the updated version were made by Leah DeCesare and contributions by leaders in the field who permitted us to reprint their previously published work include Penny Simkin, Marshall Klaus, John H. Kennell, Cathy Romeo, and William Sears. Nurturing Beginnings has a tremendous amount of links and resources valuable to birthworkers of varying levels of experience. We hope you enjoy reading Nurturing Beginnings and making it a valuable tool amongst your birth resources.
Orgasmic Birth Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience. Too many women experience birth as nothing more than a routine or painful event. In her much-praised film Orgasmic Birth, acclaimed filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro showed that in fact childbirth is a process to be enjoyed and cherished. Now she joins forces with renowned author and activist Elizabeth Davis to offer an enlightening program to help women attain the most empowering and satisfying birth experience possible. While an orgasmic birth can induce feelings of intense, ecstatic pleasure, it is ultimately about taking control of one’s own body and making the best informed decisions to have a safe, memorable, and joyful birthing.
Whether choosing to give birth at home, in a hospital, or in a birthing center, Orgasmic Birth provides all the necessary tools and guidance women need to design the birth plan that’s best for them. Featuring amazing stories from mothers and their partners and filled with practical advice and solutions, this one-of-a-kind resource is the next frontier of empowered, intimate childbirth. 360 Pages
“Despite hundreds of years of negative programming, labor and birth can be a soul-stirring experience! Let Orgasmic Birth be your inspiration to claim a pleasurable, empowering birth.”
—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Womens Bodies, Womens Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
The original guide in an easy to listen audiobook format. Unabridged Length: 7 hrs. 20 min
Éditions du Hêtre La Naissance orgasmique : le livre Orgasmic Birth est disponible en français.
L’enfantement n’est pas nécessairement synonyme de souffrance intolérable. Il peut au contraire être agréable, et même extatique. Dans ce guide détaillé de la grossesse et de la naissance, la sage-femme réputée Elizabeth Davis et la doula Debra Pascali-Bonaro, réalisatrice du documentaire Orgasmic Birth, mettent désormais la naissance orgasmique à votre portée : il ne tient qu’à vous de la vivre!
Debra Pascali Bonaro has put together a beautiful collection of books that speaks to her. Click here to view her recommended reading list today.
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