TRANSFORMATION THROUGH BIRTH, 1983, by Claudia Panuthos, is an unique and readable book that offers great insight into the emotions and psychology of the pregnant woman and how she can create a healthy and rewarding birth experience. Temporarily out of print, it will probably be reprinted soon.
PREGNANT FEELINGS, 1986, by Rahima Baldwin and Terra Palmarini, is a workbook for pregnant women and their partners to use in exploring the psychological and emotional issues associated with pregnancy, giving birth and being parents.
After The Birth
The first three months after the birth of a baby are often the most difficult for both the mother and father.
THE YEAR AFTER CHILDBIRTH, Surviving And Enjoying The First Year Of Motherhood, by Sheila Kitzinger (Harper Collins, 1994).
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY, 1987, is a practical self-help guide for helping mothers understand what is happening and what can be done. Available for $5.00 from Pacific Postpartum Support Society, 1416 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC, V5L 3X9. 604-255-7999.
AFTER THE BABY'S BIRTH, A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO WELLNESS, 1991, by Robin Lim. Highly recommended, this book helps women and their families have a healthier, saner postpartum experience.
Where To Get These Books
Parentbooks has over 10,000 books on pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, education and family health. You can send for a free book list and order by mail, phone or fax.
This bookstore offers an extensive selection of books and tapes on childbirth and related areas, and fills orders promptly. They also publish an excellent newsletter and catalogue called IMPRINTS which is available on request.
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