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Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth - Boston Women's Health Book Collective

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth - Boston Women's Health Book Collective

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The trusted editors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, called “a feminist classic” by The New York Times, present a comprehensive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, from prenatal care and emotional well-being to how to handle the pain of childbirth.

Pregnancy and birth are as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing, thinking, or loving. But as soon as you announce you’re expecting, you may be bombarded with advice from every angle—well-meaning friends, relatives, medical professionals, even strangers want to weigh in on what you should or shouldn’t do, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by their conflicting recommendations.

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth will help you sort fact from fiction, giving you the most accurate research, up-to-date information, and the firsthand experiences of numerous women who have been exactly where you are today. You’ll get the tools you need to take care of yourself and your baby during and after your pregnancy, from tips on eating well during pregnancy to strategies for coping with stress and depression. Learn everything you need to know about:

  • Choosing a good healthcare provider
  • Selecting a place of birth
  • Understanding prenatal testing
  • Coping with labor pain
  • Speeding your physical recovery
  • Adjusting to life as a new mother
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth is an essential resource for women that will guide you through the many decisions ahead.
  • In  our Vaginal Health collection, PASSIONAL Boutique & Sexploratorium hopes to provide essential exercisers, dilators and other tools designed to assist with stretching, strengthening, cleaning, massaging or caring for the soft tissues of the vaginal anatomy in all of its diverse forms. 
  • The Boston Women's Health Book Collective’s mission is to empower women by providing information about health, sexuality, and reproduction. 
  • Publisher: ‎ Atria Books; Illustrated edition (March 4, 2008)
  • Weight: ‎ 1.4 pounds
  • Size: ‎ 7.38 x 0.8 x 9.13 inches
  • Paperback: ‎ 384 pages

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