Parenting and Caring Collection: Care in pregnancy
This guide showcases UCD Library books on aspects of stages of parenting and caring for parents
General Pregnancy books
What to expect when you're expecting by Heidi MurkoffWhat to Expect When You're Expecting answers every conceivable question expectant parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices, and choices they face.
Call Number: 618.24MUR
The Irish Pregnancy Book - A guide for expectant mothers by Dr Peter BoylanHaving a baby is an exciting and challenging experience. Every birth and every baby is unique, but over 30 years of helping mothers in his clinics Dr Peter Boylan, one of Ireland's best-known obstetricians, has identified common themes and similar questions for mothers and couples.
Using clear language Dr Boylan explains what happens in pregnancy, how to care for your health and your baby's, how your baby grows month by month, and what to expect during labour and delivery. Each chapter contains answers to frequently asked questions for quick reference, and a full A-Z of common terms adds further detail.
Fully revised and updated, this fifth edition of The Irish Pregnancy Book is an essential guide to having a baby in Ireland, a user-friendly reference for expectant mothers to turn to time and time again.
Call Number: 618.24BOY
The Calm Birth Method by Suzy AshworthDiscover tried-and-tested techniques to help you relax during labour, so that you can work with your body for an empowering, positive birth. Birth is a natural and normal event and, while it can be unpredictable, this book will show you how you can make it a gentle and enjoyable experience. In The Calm Birth Method, hypnobirthing expert Suzy Ashworth helps you to build confidence in your body and its abilities, and shares practical techniques to support you so that, no matter what happens, you feel prepared. Walking you and your birth partner through the whole process of birth preparation, Suzy explores: · Why many women feel so scared of giving birth and how to eliminate these fears during pregnancy · How relaxing your mind and body during birth transforms your physiology · Practical tools and techniques to promote deep relaxation and mindfulness · How to unify birth partners and care providers, to ensure the birthing environment is stress-free and has the most conducive set up for a calm and relaxing birth · Breathing techniques and visualizations to help with the sensations of birth Take the power back into your own hands so that you can learn to trust your body, and look forward to welcoming your child into the world with confidence.
Call Number: 618.45ASH
GentleBirth by Tracy DoneganDiscover your roadmap to a positive birth! A positive birth comes in many forms - for some it's an early effective epidural for another it's a serene water birth or a calm planned cesarean. What we know for sure is that a positive birth is defined by YOU - not your best friend, Mom or even your OB or Midwife. The award winning GentleBirth program combines brain science, birth science and technology so you can feel inspired, excited and uplifted every day of your pregnancy - and beyond! Every woman wants a safe, positive gentle birth - for themselves and for their baby. Midwife, GentleBirth Founder and positive birth expert Tracy Donegan shows you how as she guides you step by step including the following:Practical tools to prepare you and your partner for a positive birth - as defined by YOU!Use brain science to reduce pain and fear in labor.Discover the ultimate stress reduction toolkit of techniques of simple meditation, hypnosis and sport psychology.Train your brain for confidence and resilience - long after your baby arrivesLearn breathing techniques that work.Navigate your options with confidence for a GentleBirth for you and your baby.
Call Number: 618.2DON
The Irish Better Birth Book by Tracy DoneganThis book takes the fear out of childbirth, and shows that it is possible to have a stress-free and enjoyable childbirth experience, one that will benefit both mothers and babies. Revised and updated.
Call Number: Copies on order
Dad's guide to pregnancy
The Irish Dad's Survival Guide to Pregnancy and Beyond by David CarenUpdated edition of this light and accessible guide for expectant dads which offers an honest and modern account of pregnancy from a dad's perspective. Combining real-life experiences from a fraternity of Irish fathers and an expert panel of midwives, obstetricians, psychologists and family finance advisors, The Irish Sad's Survival Guide to Pregnancy [& Beyond...] will accompany the expectant Dad throughout each trimester, mood change, the labour ward and those first few months of new family life.
Call Number: 649.10242CAR
The Expectant Dad's Handbook by Dean BeaumontBecoming a dad can be a daunting time - especially when most pregnancy and parenting information is targeted towards women. This exciting new book, from a leading expert in working with expectant dads, doesn?t sideline or speak down to men. Instead it provides an array of targeted information to fully prepare men for their new roles - as both birth partners and fathers.The Expectant Dad?s Handbook is a one-stop guide to prepare men for their path to fatherhood. It provides practical answers to all the questions on the mind of a dad-to-be - from what to expect at the stages of pregnancy to how to cope with any worries and fears about becoming a dad. It also reveals unique insights into a dad?s role during labour, showing key strategies for improving the birth.Both practical and accessible, this guide will provide all the information and advice fathers need for the journey ahead.