Mayo Clinic tips and tricks for pregnancy, birth and more
Julie A. Lamppa, A.P.R.N., C.N.M., Kerry Schwalbach
Learn how to have an empowered, more joyful birth!
Giving birth can be — and should be — an exciting, positive experience. While every labor and delivery has unique challenges, you can help to make it the best possible experience through a combination of comfort techniques, education and an understanding of options.
This concise guide to pregnancy and childbirth brings you the expertise of a certified nurse-midwife at Mayo Clinic and a certified doula. It’s packed with information based on the most
current evidence, yet rooted in long-trusted natural methods of caring for laboring women.
With a unique spiral-bound flipbook format, the book’s 100 bite-sized topics can be perused one page at a time while lying in bed, eating breakfast or riding a stationary bike. The front pages offer the most important information for setting up a satisfying childbirth experience, while the back pages add more empowering details, tricks and medical information.
Inside you’ll find tips for:
• Creating healthy habits during pregnancy
• Recognizing what’s normal as baby grows
• Planning and preparing for the birth — mentally and practically
• Managing labor pain, including natural techniques and medical
• Providing crucial support as a labor partner
• Keeping focused on the ultimate goal: a healthy mom and baby
You’ll also get the messy truth of what to expect postpartum, advice for enjoying the early days with a newborn and more. Obstetricks equips parents with confidence and an expert toolkit as they prepare for the main event — welcoming baby to the world.