A Green Guide To Your Natural Pregnancy And Birth: The Kind Way For You, Your Baby, And The Environment
This authoritative guide by health and childcare expert Claire Gillman shows how a green approach helps you to have a natural, comfortable, and rewarding pregnancy, leading to a happy and healthy baby. The first chapter, Nurture and Care, is a practical guide to keeping yourself well during pregnancy. Nutrition During Pregnancy takes a close look at the optimum diet when "eating for two," including pregnancy superfoods, supplements, and dealing with cravings and weight gain. Healthy Home/Office Environment shows how to make these areas more green, ranging from your baby's nursery and natural pregnancy clothing to green housekeeping and pollutants to avoid. Prenatal Care & Your Growing Baby reviews prenatal check-ups, screening and testing, and natural birth classes. Natural Therapies explores methods that are suitable and safe, while Health and Healing looks at common pregnancy conditions such as morning sickness, sore breasts, and fatigue, and offers a natural approach to treating and preventing them. The final section, Natural Birth Options, is a guide to home births, greener hospital options, hypnobirthing, doulas, and natural pain relief.