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If you're reading this, chances are you are planning (or have already begun) to breastfeed. Why do you need this book? First, you'll find tips and insights that can simplify your life and make the process less confusing. Second, despite the glut of information available, without some inside knowledge, you're unlikely to meet your breastfeeding goals. I chose this book's content to help you avoid the experience of most women. A 2012 study found that two thirds of American mothers who wanted to exclusively breastfeed for three months didn't (Perrine, Scanlon, Li, Odom, & Grummer-Strawn, 2012). Employed mothers-especially those working full time-are even less likely to reach their breastfeeding targets than other mothers (Ogbuanu, Glover, Probst, Hussey, & Liu, 2011). In every developed country around the world, breastfeeding rates drop quickly after birth. Even in areas where new mothers receive many months of paid maternity leave, such as the U.K., breastfeeding rates plummet during the early weeks. But before I say more about the challenges and how this book can help you avoid and overcome them, I'd like to share with you the latest on why breastfeeding matters so much to you and your baby. Table of Contents Intro Troubleshooting Milk Production How to Boost Milk Supply Resources References Excerpts are taking from the book Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple. There are a total of 4 WBMS Mini's in this series.
When the changes of menopause start happening, it seems that our ability to concentrate, complete tasks, and remember simple, little, everyday things (like our own names) goes out the window. It can feel like you're losing your mind (or at least your glasses)! In Think Again!, Jeanne Andrus tackles "brain fog" - a term she uses for the symptoms of menopause that affect the way you think. She covers why they happen, what they feel like, and how to tell when these might be symptoms of a more serious issue. More importantly, she covers how you can cope with these changes in your daily life, including how you can optimize your approach to brain health to make sure you can "think again" for the rest of your life.
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner is a practical tool for the emotionally sensitive person looking for an easier way to track emotions and behavior as well as monitor progress over time. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner is a helpful tool for anyone who struggles with emotional sensitivity and/or Borderline Personality Disorder to use as you work toward creating a healthier, more meaningful life--a life worth living--by balancing acceptance and change. In Part 1, discover the value and details of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Next, in Part 2, take the Self-Care Assessment and then get started with the Daily Self-Care Tracker. After thirty days, take a new Self-Care Assessment to see how you've grown! Use the Planner to consistently track and report on your journey to healing. It's a journal that helps you keep everything in one place, and keeps you focused on where you are and where you want to go. Start on any date with the monthly, weekly, and daily calendars designed to help you plan for success as you practice skills and make a commitment to daily self-care. You can use it to: track your emotions and behavior monitor your progress bring structure into your day
Women who exercise regularly have specific nutritional needs. Carefully researched and fully up to date, and written by an experienced sports nutritionist, Anita Bean's book is written in a clear and accessible way to appeal directly to active women. This book covers topics such as exercise and the menstrual cycle, bone health, disordered eating, weight loss and iron deficiency anaemia. Around 45% of women take place in sport or physical activity, and over 4.4 million women are members of sports clubs (21% of women). A recipe section gives women lots of ideas for healthy and easy -to-cook meals and snacks.
Mind Over Bladder is a trusted and informative guidebook for bladder control, written with respect and humor by a nationally known urogynecologist, revised and expanded for the 21st century woman. Urinary Incontinence plagues millions of women worldwide, vastly more women than men. The reasons for this are many, including we have children, go through menopause and our anatomy is pretty different. Since these issues affect approximately 30-40% or greater of all women, can include issues with prolapsing organs (bladder, uterus, rectum) and can limit a woman's freedom and ability to live a full and active life, an actual guidebook seemed not only necessary but overdue. Mind Over Bladder answers this need. Informative, respectful and written with humor by a leading urogynecologist, Mind Over Bladder asks and answers the question of "What is incontinence and what can I do about it?". This unique approach begins at the beginning takes women through basic bladder and pelvic plumbing to getting a diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan. Mind Over Bladder arms women with information and practical solutions to help lead better, drier and happier lives.
"Brutally honest, eye-wateringly detailed, funny, informative and crammed with practical advice ... compelling, essential reading." You magazine "I want to break down the taboos and communicate frankly about the menopause ... This book is about giving you the knowledge of what to look out for and how to own it." Meg Mathews When Meg Mathews hit menopause she was shocked at the lack of awareness, understanding and support shown to women - and also found the information available far too dreary. After getting her symptoms under control she became determined to help other women avoid an experience like hers. The New Hot is her no-holds-barred guide to menopause designed to entertain and empower women in equal measure. It's full of Meg's personal insights as well as the latest information and advice from a wide range of menopause and lifestyle experts. Together they cover a wide range of issues, including: - What the hell is going on? (a meno-audit of the 34 possible symptoms and how to start taking control) - Hey Doc! I need help (how to ask your GP for the right support and treatment for you) - Eat to beat your hormones (food as medicine, gut health, supplements and a meno-friendly eating plan) - Look alive (skin-saving beauty and style tips) - Vagina SOS (all about 'down-there' healthcare and two pelvic floor exercises that really help) - To HRT or not HRT? That is the question (the hot topic of benefits, options, risks and who can have it) - Menopause au naturel (managing menopause symptoms naturally when HRT isn't for you) - Let's get physical (why exercise matters, how to do it and a 5-minute workout) - Meg's meno-dictionary (a quick guide to medical terms your doctor might use) Honest, empowering and entertaining, The New Hot will help you take on the menopause - and keep your sense of self, style and humour intact. Two-colour throughout with line illustrations. Erratum: The expert's view on pp. 224-225 of The New Hot was incorrectly attributed to Tania Adib. Please note that it was written by Dr Larisa Corda, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Fertility Expert.
Editor of the award-winning site Feministing.com, Maya Dusenbery brings together scientific and sociological research, interviews with doctors and researchers, and personal stories from women across the country to provide the first comprehensive, accessible look at how sexism in medicine harms women today. In Doing Harm, Dusenbery explores the deep, systemic problems that underlie women's experiences of feeling dismissed by the medical system. Women have been discharged from the emergency room mid-heart attack with a prescription for anti-anxiety meds, while others with autoimmune diseases have been labeled "chronic complainers" for years before being properly diagnosed. Women with endometriosis have been told they are just overreacting to "normal" menstrual cramps, while still others have "contested" illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia that, dogged by psychosomatic suspicions, have yet to be fully accepted as "real" diseases by the whole of the profession. An eye-opening read for patients and health care providers alike, Doing Harm shows how women suffer because the medical community knows relatively less about their diseases and bodies and too often doesn't trust their reports of their symptoms. The research community has neglected conditions that disproportionately affect women and paid little attention to biological differences between the sexes in everything from drug metabolism to the disease factors-even the symptoms of a heart attack. Meanwhile, a long history of viewing women as especially prone to "hysteria" reverberates to the present day, leaving women battling against a stereotype that they're hypochondriacs whose ailments are likely to be "all in their heads." Offering a clear-eyed explanation of the root causes of this insidious and entrenched bias and laying out its sometimes catastrophic consequences, Doing Harm is a rallying wake-up call that will change the way we look at health care for women.
THE PILL Changes your brain Alters your stress response Can increase your risk of depression Affects your choice of mate selection Hormonal birth control is taken by millions of women around the world every day. Yet until recently we knew very little about how the Pill affects the non-reproductive systems of the female body, because research on these other systems was conducted almost exclusively on men. In her trailblazing book, Dr Sarah Hill uses the latest science to reveal how the Pill is changing women and the world, for better and worse. She puts the power back in your hands to make smarter, more informed choices about your health and your hormones. IT'S EVERYTHING YOUR DOCTOR NEVER TOLD YOU
In This is How You Vagina, Dr. Nicole Williams presents readers with a much-needed resource on the history, science, and attitudes about the most fascinating and misunderstood part of the female anatomy: the vagina. She includes valuable information about sexual function, child birth, and physiology and presents answers to her patients' most common questions. She also dispels the most common myths concerning female genitalia. This book is an easy-to-understand guide, complete with illustrations, for women to explore and understand their vaginas in a way they never have before. Readers will learn what's normal and what's not, including that, yes, theirs is most certainly normal too. This revealing and informative book is made for any woman from age 18 to 88 who is looking to better understand the form and function of this fascinating organ.
"A kick-ass book on menopause. Do yourself a favor and pick up this gem."-Dr. Jen Gunter, bestselling author of The Vagina Bible and The Menopause Manifesto Menopause and perimenopause are no laughing matter but that doesn't stop Amanda Thebe from approaching her 50s with a sense of humor. In this hilarious and personal account, the fitness trainer shares how she lost weight, dealt with her depression, improved her sleep, and overhauled her diet to survive and thrive during menopause. Now you can, too! Includes a Bonus Strength Training Guide for Women Over 40 At a time when menopause has become an urgent topic of public discussion, with the likes of Michelle Obama revealing their struggles for the first time, personal trainer Amanda Thebe shares her journey with bold and big-hearted writing that will be familiar to readers of Glennon Doyle. Readers will come away from the book with: A better understanding of your own hormones and how they factor in menopause and your overall health; Confidence to speak your truth about your menopause symptoms to your doctor, other health professionals, your family, and friends; Zero bull-sh*t tips for nutrition, fitness, vagina health, sex, and more. Amanda Thebe was working as a personal trainer and fitness coach when, at age 43, she started experiencing debilitating exhaustion, dizziness, and depression. The busy mother of two boys was used to traveling the world and climbing mountains. Now, she struggled to climb out of bed. After several failed doctor's appointments, Thebe saw her gynaecologist, who finally named the source of her struggles: perimenopause, the period of 5-10 years before menopause, when a woman's fluctuating estrogen levels put her at risk of depression, anxiety, headaches, and more ailments related to female hormone health. Empowered by information, Thebe began her journey back to her former self, overhauling her approach to diet, mental health, and exercise. In Menopocalypse, she explains how to deal with migraines, hot flashes, weight gain, exhaustion, poor sleep, vaginal dryness, and mood swings-offering tips that have worked for her and others. She shares information about hormone therapy. She even shares her own strength-training routine, complete with a suggested workout schedule, easy-to-follow instructions, and pictures of herself doing the exercises, so you can feel empowered, fit, and ready to tackle the day. Menopause isn't fun, sexy, or cool, and a woman might spend one-third of her life in it-but that doesn't mean women should suffer in silence without support. Let the outspoken and honest Amanda Thebe be your guide to surviving-and thriving-during menopocalypse.
Being a single woman in our society is tough. We live in a world that regards 'happily ever after' as being in a couple, and encourages single women to work hard to 'improve' themselves, or 'settle' if Mr Right doesn't show up. Women are bombarded with books and advice on how to meet the perfect man, how to understand him better; and even how to change themselves, in the hopes that they can overcome their sorry single status... This book is different. Doing Single Well acknowledges and supports the lived experience of single women today, and encourages you to stay true to yourself. It addresses the feelings of loneliness, rejection, depression, and anxiety that are often associated with being single, and provides practical exercises and advice to help you feel happier and more self-confident, without the need to change who you are. Doing Single Well will help you find fulfilment in your single life, and if you want a partner, to wait for one who is right for you. Wherever you are on your journey, this book will help you join the growing ranks of satisfied single women who, if they choose to date, delight in doing so.
Most chronic diseases actually begin in the gut. Did you know that there's also a powerful gut brain connection and whatever inflames your gut will eventually inflame your brain, causing memory loss, brain fog, fatigue, and invite all kinds of neurodegenerative diseases into your brain, but when you heal your gut, it helps to protect your brain.
Join Dr. Colbert, New York Times best-selling author, as he helps you "unlearn" everything medical experts have been teaching about healthy eating for the last three decades and reveals the true path to digestive health through proper diet supported by nutritional supplements. What you choose to eat and not to eat is the greatest way to protect your health, and Dr. Colbert makes it easier than ever. More and more, science is proving that a healthy digestive system is the key to a healthy brain and body—and the power to keep your gut healthy lies directly with you!
A fresh, new pregnancy guide-the first complete functional medicine book-offering women and their partners a comprehensive approach to maintain and enhance health and wellness before, during, and after pregnancy. The Wise Woman's Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth combines the expertise of top-tier physical therapist Patricia Ladis-who works with superstar athletes, professional dancers, and celebrities-with Dr. Anita Sadaty, a highly regarded holistic ob-gyn with a celebrity clientele. Together, they have devised a six-step protocol beginning the six months before conception continuing forty days post-birth and beyond, incorporating holistic principles that encourage optimal wellness for mother, partner, and baby. Whether they are in their 20's, 30's or 40's, this book empowers readers to be in tune with their bodies during all stages of pregnancy, and is the first book by a functional medicine dream-team aligning medical and structural body issues to avoid such potential pregnancy outcomes as osteoporosis, sciatica, pelvic prolapse, structural weakness, and postpartum depression. Each of the six stages organizes Ladis and Sadaty's holistic principles into five easy-to-follow aspects: Body, Movement, Breathing, Nourishment, and Wisdom. They include practical applications such as foods to help reduce internal inflammation, specific exercises-with instructive photos-in each stage, breathing techniques to lower stress, and "pearls of wisdom" backed by science exploring a multicultural history of this special time in a woman's life. For the first time, a pregnancy guide considers the importance of choices you make six months prior to conception, and the effect on genes. When both members of a couple are calm, fit, and well-nourished, the latest science suggests that together they are less likely to pass on negative genes to a child.
IVF can seem like a daunting prospect. An often expensive emotional and physical rollercoaster, and one that is filled with new and strange jargon. How do you choose a clinic or decide which treatment options are right for you? And how do you avoid getting sucked into a black hole of late night googling, searching for answers? This fully up to date handbook contains everything you need to know about the ever evolving world of IVF, with professional insights from top level consultants and counsellors. Science journalist Jheni Osman holds your hand through the process, taking you step by step through each stage, and cuts through the confusing terminology and information overload. Find out exactly how IVF and ICSI work, what the different medications involved do, and the costs involved. Learn about why some of us struggle to conceive, how to handle the ups and downs, and what can be done to improve your chances of conception via IVF.
Reproductive rights are human rights. Reproductive Justice and Women's Voices: Health Communication across the Lifespan offers an in-depth analysis of women's reproductive health in a transformative, sociopolitical moment that is redefining women's access to health care; reducing disparities in maternal and child health is a critical public health goal for the United States. Sundstrom contributes to patient-centered public health by analyzing women's reproductive health across the lifespan. Four critical body episodes: contraceptive use dynamics, pregnancy, childbirth, and the post-partum period explicate women's understandings of control and embodiment in the context of technology. Women's meaning making of each body episode is interrogated in three areas: (1) the physiological experience of reproductive health, (2) perceptions of medicine and the biomedical model, and (3) opinions of mediated messages about reproduction, including new media. Through stories and silence, the women interviewed in this book demand accurate information, including the risks and benefits of health care, and access to reproductive services and technologies. The analysis disrupts the nature/technology dualism and reconceptualizes health outside of the normative processes of menstruation, pregnancy, and childbirth. By talking with women, this study privileges women's decision-making about reproductive health and offers insight for how women's partners, families, and health care providers can support them in this process.
There's never been a better time to be a woman - we can have it all! That's what feminism promised, didn't it? When Felicity Harley, founding editor of Women's Health magazine and whimn, felt really off kilter, she started talking to other women about their overwhelm. The floodgates opened. Turns out her girlfriends, colleagues and other mums at the school gate were also drowning in feminist guilt while trying to keep everything afloat; plagued by perfectionism, riddled with doubt, ruled by screens and hurtling towards burnout. As we juggle the roles of partner, boss, friend, mother and employee (plus a side hustle), balance has never been more crucial. We're obsessed with 'wellness', yet women's mental health and wellbeing are in decline. Using her own experiences, research and insights from leading Australian experts in health, sociology and feminism, and wisdom from smart women like Tanya Plibersek and Fifi Box, Felicity calls out the crap in 'cult wellness'. In her warm and inspiring way, she shows how you can cut through the B.S. to find clarity in the chaos, shed some of your mental load, and feel truly empowered in the middle of your wonderfully messy life.
Ever started a new diet and found yourself reaching for the wine and chocolate within a week? Well now you can! Jane Wenham-Jones, best-selling author and columnist, offers 100 tips on slimming down without sacrifice.
Quirky but useful, fun but factual, Jane's approach is a unique mixture of everyday science, the right mental attitude, and common-sense strategies, designed to fit in with your busy life. With advice on "party weeks", dressing to hide the pounds, and how to lose weight fast when a big date looms, Jane offers tactics that work where most diets fail. From eating a chilli a day to speed up your metabolism, to doing quick bursts of exercise with rapid results, to simply thinking yourself skinnier, these tried-and-tested methods will see you leaner and fitter - while allowing for a daily fix of the foods you love.
"When I was losing weight, Liz was more than my coach; she was my rock, and I couldn't have done it without her. She just got it, because she'd been through it herself (and helped about a million other people through it, too). Target 100 is Liz in book form-smart, supportive, and full of practical, simple solutions. Liz changed my life and my whole concept of dieting-and now can change, yours too." -Jessica Simpson When did weight loss get so complicated? Today, it feels like there are a million different apps, tools, workouts, and eating plans designed to help you lose weight. Some promise success via drastic, unlivable restrictions, others are so complex they turn losing weight into a second job. In Target 100, celebrity weight-loss coach Liz Josefsberg shows you don't have to be a slave to your weight-loss program. You don't have to count every gram of every nutrient and every calorie you eat at every meal. Believe it or not, weight loss can be simple. It can even be . . . fun. A 15-year veteran of the weight-loss industry and who lost-and kept off-65 pounds herself, Liz has accrued a high-profile clientele. She helped Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson lose weight and transform her life and coached Jessica Simpson to shed over 50 pounds of baby weight (twice!). But along with the likes of Charles Barkley and Katie Couric, Josefsberg has also coached thousands of others, everyone from stay-at-home moms to office jockeys. Along the way, she's learned what works-and what doesn't-when it comes to lasting weight loss, and she's ready to share her secrets with the rest of us. Target 100 streamlines the weight-loss process into six easy-to-follow guidelines and shows you how to adjust them to fit your lifestyle, personalizing the program so that it works for you. Josefsberg offers tips, worksheets, and powerful insights to help you fine-tune a range of weight-related behaviors, from battling stress to getting more sleep, setting the stage for permanent, long-term weight loss. Instead of counting calories, you'll learn how simple changes come together to jumpstart your health and wellbeing, such as: * Drinking 100 ounces of water a day * Exercising for 100 minutes a week * Adding 100 minutes of Sleep a week * De-Stressing for 100 minutes a week * And more! Warm and no-nonsense, encouraging and informative, Target 100 is a holistic and revolutionary wellness book with a simple message: You don't need to be perfect to lose weight, or transform yourself into someone you're not. You can lose weight for good, with the world's simplest weight loss program.
When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too? Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were being largely overlooked. Speaking with women across America about their experiences as the generation raised to 'have it all,' Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, under-employed, and overwhelmed. Instead of their issues being heard, they were told instead to lean in, take 'me-time' or make a chore chart to get their lives and homes in order. In Why We Can't Sleep, Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of Gen X's predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss - and keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them.
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