Learn how to have an empowered, more joyful birth!
Giving birth can be — and should be — an exciting, positive experience. While every labor and delivery has unique challenges, you can help to make it the best possible experience through a combination of comfort techniques, education and an understanding of options.
This concise guide to pregnancy and childbirth brings you the expertise of a certified nurse-midwife at Mayo Clinic and a certified doula. It’s packed with information based on the most current evidence, yet rooted in long-trusted natural methods of caring for laboring women.
With a unique spiral-bound flipbook format, the book’s 100+ bite-sized topics can be perused one page at a time while lying in bed, eating breakfast or riding a stationary bike. The front pages offer the most important information for setting up a satisfying childbirth experience, while the back pages add more empowering details, tricks and medical information.
Inside you’ll find tips for:
• Creating healthy habits during pregnancy
• Recognizing what’s normal as baby grows
• Planning and preparing for the birth — mentally and practically
• Managing labor pain, including natural techniques and medical options
• Providing crucial support as a labor partner
• Keeping focused on the ultimate goal: a healthy mom and baby
You’ll also get the messy truth of what to expect postpartum, advice for enjoying the early days with a newborn and more. Obstetricks equips parents with confidence and an expert toolkit as they prepare for the main event — welcoming baby to the world.
Julie A. Lamppa, A.P.R.N., C.N.M., is a Certified Nurse Midwife at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In Obstetricks, Julie combines her personal experience as a mother of two with over 25 years of experience as a nurse and midwife to give low-and higher-risk pregnant women alike the information needed to have a positive birthing experience. By providing expert tips on handling both the expected, and unexpected, moments of pregnancy, Julie believes Obstetricks will serve as the go-to resource for curious mothers-to-be.
Kerry Schwalbach is a Certified Labor Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, and proud mama of three. For more than 20 years, Kerry has been empowering women through health education and wellness consulting. She created Obstetricks to help families easily navigate the miraculous journey of pregnancy and childbirth. Kerry filled the pages of Obstetricks with helpful tools she learned as a doula—and used during her own labors—that help parents-to-be ensure a happy, healthy outcome and have their Birth Day wishes come true.