October 2011

Taking Charge of Your Fertility

"This is a book that nearly every woman can benefit from"

Women today are misled on the control we can have over our own bodies.  We are told we will not be able to avoid pregnancy unless we buy some chemical form of birth control, or that the only way to successfully conceive after infertility is to take some pills or endure invasive treatments.  This simply is not so.  We have always had the key to unlocking our own fertility cycles, but modern medicine has worked hard to encourage our total dependence on its methods.

Taking Charge of Your Fertility shows women how to take complete control of their own family planning practices by simply investing a few minutes per day and being aware of their bodies.  For anyone who has suffered through missed period after missed period, wondering when that positive pregnancy test would finally come, this book can be a lifesaver.  Learning about our natural ovulation cycles, the way our bodies change during those times, and how to detect even the slightest hints that ovulation is occurring can mean the difference between that constant disappointment and an ecstatic "We're pregnant!"

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

by Vicki Iovine

During pregnancy, especially our first pregnancy, many of us wish we had that close girlfriend to turn to with the embarrassing questions like, “My boobs feel like they’re going to pop – do they ever stop swelling?”  For those of you who had this close friend, you know just how comforting it can be to talk about the weirdest, most secret of pregnancy problems with someone who has been there.

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy gives readers that close confidant – one who is willing to share her deepest pregnancy secrets and best tricks at avoiding some of the more common troubles that plague nearly every pregnancy.  Author Vicki Iovine doesn’t sugar coat her words, but lays out answers to things such as bladder control, sex and stretch marks in such a way that you feel as if she is talking to her best friend – you.

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn is an in-depth guidebook to all things related to birthing.  Since its first publication in 1979, it has sold more than one million copies and been the recipient of numerous literary awards.  Billed as "The single best book for understanding pregnancy and birth”, this book covers everything from complementary medicine such as acupuncture to newborn testing procedures.