The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Genevieve HowlandThe Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Genevieve Howland

The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

byGenevieve Howland

Paperback | April 25, 2017

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With more than 1.3 million video views each month and over fifty-two million total views on her YouTube channel, Howland’s (a.k.a. Mama Natural) funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. Now Howland is turning to the page, offering up the first week-by-week natural pregnancy book for soon-to-be moms.

For the last half-century, control over childbirth has been in favor of doctors. Many pregnancy guidebooks are conventional, fear-based, and written by male physicians deeply entrenched in the old-school medical model of birth.

But change is underway. A groundswell of women are taking back their pregnancy and childbirth and embracing a natural way. Genevieve Howland, the woman behind the enormously popular Mama Natural blog and YouTube channel, has created an inspiring, fun, and informative guide that demystifies natural pregnancy and walks mom through the process one week at a time.

The Mama Natural’s Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth is the modern (and yet ancient) approach to pregnancy and childbirth. “Natural” recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage—not a medical condition. This book draws upon the latest research showing how beneficial and life-changing natural birth is for both babies and moms.

Full of weekly advice and tips for a healthy pregnancy, Howland details vital nutrition to take, natural remedies for common and troublesome symptoms, as well as the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of interventions.

Peppered throughout are positive birth and pregnancy stories from women of all backgrounds (and all stages of their natural journey) along with advice and insights from a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) plus a Registered Nurse (RN), doula, and lactation consultant. Encouraging, well-researched, and fun, The Mama Natural’s Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth will be an essential companion for women everywhere to embrace natural pregnancy and reap all the benefits for both baby and mama.
Title:The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and ChildbirthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.12 × 7.38 × 1.3 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:Gallery BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:150114667X

ISBN - 13:9781501146671

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Offers Alternatives and Great Recipes I bought this book and What To Expect. I love both and find each to round out your knowledge of pregnancy. While there is definitely crossover, Mama Natural was great for recipes, offering alternative ideas to common issues and each chapter ends with perspectives from 4 women all with varying birth experiences and what worked for them. I didn't follow everything it suggested, like turning your placenta into pill form for ingestion to help with energy levels during recovery, but I really appreciated the smoothies, nipple pain remedies and all the products they recommend. Passing it on to my neighbour who is expecting.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite Pregnancy Book I am pregnant with my first child and this book completely hit the mark with what I was looking for! Each chapter is broken down week by week of pregnancy and gives a brief overview of what's happening with baby, with mama, a weekly affirmation, a recipe and focuses on a different pregnancy topic. Some include what to register for, maternity wear, common pregnancy symptoms and solutions, to some more "crunchy" options including placenta encapsulation and cloth diapers. It goes into what to expect during and after birth, some complications that can arise, different tests for baby and includes thoughts and comments from other moms, doulas and midwives throughout the book. This is my 'go-to' pregnancy book and feels like getting all of the information about pregnancy and birth from a similar minded-mama that's already been through it all. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-05-26

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Editorial Reviews

Finally, a pregnancy book for women who desire to live a more natural and organic lifestyle. No matter where you are on this spectrum I think you’ll appreciate Genevieve’s no-nonsense approach. Oh, how I wish a resource like this existed back when I was expecting my girls!