A nurturing and empowering guide for the mother-to-be interested in a holistic pregnancy and birth experience. The newly pregnant woman faces a multitude of changes in her mind, life, and body, some of which are addressed by traditional medical care but many of which are not. In this holistic guide, the expectant mother will find warm and reassuring advice that will help her stay calm, focused, and energized during this exciting time and beyond. Rather than treat the arrival of a baby as strictly a one-moment-in-time medical event, author Karen Salt provides advice and wisdom to “treat” the whole woman–her emotions and her physical changes–and covers the entire year-long experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Salt’s holistic approach unveils for mothers-to-be the backbone of the doula role–to provide support, information, advocacy, and facilitation to women during pregnancy, labor, and early motherhood–and teaches her the many ways to use the doula philos
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