Author: Pam England, Cnm, MaPublish On: 2017-02-06
A fresh new paradigm for childbirth preparation, blending current research with processes and stories that support a woman's determination, self-respect, and readiness to deal with any type of birth, in any setting (from home to operating ...
Author: Pam England, Cnm, Ma
The integrative model of childbirth described in this book will provide women with the information needed to prepare for birth, how to think and feel about labor, and how to tell their story. During their childbearing year, women traverse two paths at once: an inner path of psychological and spiritual awareness and an outer path of practical approaches to birth in modern-day culture. The book combines scientific research with meditation, ceremony, art, and mythic stories, which not only prepares childbearing women to go beyond their edge into uncharted territory but to find their way home again. The underlying message throughout is not to strive for a perfect birth but to be mindful of the mythic journey, of all the mothers who have come before an awareness that leads not only to the birth of a child but to the birth of a new self."
A fresh new paradigm for childbirth preparation, blending current research with processes and stories that support a woman's determination, self-respect, and readiness to deal with any type of birth, in any setting (from home to operating room). The author's map, inspired by ancient teachings, offers the modern woman a step-by-step guide to understanding her emotional, physical, and psychological journey through her childbearing year. It emphasizes the importance of staying flexible and open to the unknown possibilities and surprises that are a part of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.--Publisher.
Birth in Eight Cultures: A CrossCultural Investigation. Prospect Hts, Illinois: Waveland Press, 2018. ... Sacred Inception: Reclaiming the Spirituality of Birth in the Modern World. ... Ancient Map for Modern Birth.
Author: Anna M. Hennessey
Publisher: Lexington Books
Every human being is born and has gone through a process of birth. This book explores how imagery is used in religious, secular, and nonreligious ways during the contemporary rituals of birth, through analysis of a wide variety of art, iconography, poetry, and material culture.
Davis E, Pascali-Bonaro D. Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience. New York, NY: Rodale Inc; 2010. England P. Ancient Map for Modern Birth: Preparation, Passage, and Personal Growth for the ...
Author: Alexandria Moran
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Written by two birth doulas and intuitive healers, this book tells the metaphorical story of a fictional goddess who must walk through 7 Gates of Transformation in order to become a Mother. At the final gate, she must surrender to the ultimate sacrifice—spiritual death—so she can be reborn into motherhood. Each gate perfectly illustrates the 7 emotional, psychological, and often subconscious sacrifices that every laboring woman experiences, whether willingly or not. This book is a guide to help pregnant women understand birth as a divine journey and master how to walk through each gate with empowered sacrifice, purpose, and zeal through tools, rituals, and integrative practices.
One of the most powerful interviews I did for this book was with Pam England, CNM, author of Ancient Map for Modern Birth. England launched a new phase of her career as a childbirth educator after her first delivery—which was supposed ...
Author: Kate Rope
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Health & Fitness
Expert, practical advice for complete mental and physical maternal health Kate Rope's Strong as a Mother is a practical and compassionate guide to preparing for a smooth start to motherhood. Everyone knows the secret to having “the Happiest Baby on the Block.” This is your guide to being the Sanest Mommy on the Block. It will prepare you with humor and grace for what lies ahead, give you the tools you need to take care of yourself, permission to struggle at times, and professional advice on how to move through it when you do. This book will become a dog-eared resource on your nightstand, offering you the same care and support that you are working so hard to provide to your child. It will help you prioritize your emotional health, set boundaries and ask for help, make choices about feeding and childcare that feel good to you, get good sleep, create a strong relationship with your partner, make self care an everyday priority, trust your instincts, and actually enjoy the hardest job you will ever love. This book is here to take care of you.
Author: Kimberly Ann JohnsonPublish On: 2017-12-26
Mamatoto: A Celebration of Birth. London: Viking, 2001. England, Pam. Ancient Map for Modern Birth. Albuquerque, NM: Seven Gates Media, 2017. England, Pam and Horowitz, Rob. Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth ...
Author: Kimberly Ann Johnson
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
A guide to help support women through post-partum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels. This holistic guide offers practical advice to support women through postpartum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels—and provides women with a roadmap to this very important transition that can last from a few months to a few years. Kimberly Ann Johnson draws from her vast professional experience as a doula, postpartum consultant, yoga teacher, body worker, and women’s health care advocate, and from the healing traditions of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, and herbalism—as well as her own personal experience—to cover • how you can prepare your body for birth; • how you can organize yourself and your household for the best possible transition to motherhood; • simple practices and home remedies to facilitate healing and restore energy; • how to strengthen relationships and aid the return to sex; • learning to exercise safely postpartum; • carrying your baby with comfort; • exploring the complex and often conflicting emotions that arise postpartum; • and much more.
See for instance Sarah Jobe, Creating with God: The Holy Confusing Blessedness of Pregnancy, Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2011, and Pam England, Birthing from Within: An Ancient Map for Modern Birth, Albuquerque, NM.
Author: Sophie Lewis
Publisher: Verso Books
Category: Social Science
Where pregnancy is concerned, let every pregnancy be for everyone. Let us overthrow, in short, the “family” The surrogacy industry is estimated to be worth over $1 billion a year, and many of its surrogates around the world work in terrible conditions—deception, wage-stealing and money skimming are rife; adequate medical care is horrifyingly absent; and informed consent is depressingly rare. In Full Surrogacy Now, Sophie Lewis brings a fresh and unique perspective to the topic. Often, we think of surrogacy as the problem, but, Full Surrogacy Now argues, we need more surrogacy, not less! Rather than looking at surrogacy through a legal lens, Lewis argues that the needs and protection of surrogates should be put front and center. Their relationship to the babies they gestate must be rethought, as part of a move to recognize that reproduction is productive work. Only then can we begin to break down our assumptions that children “belong” to those whose genetics they share. Taking collective responsibility for children would radically transform our notions of kinship, helping us to see that it always takes a village to make a baby.
Author: Philip Chidi Njemanze MDPublish On: 2022-01-07
of Dahomey who visited as one of the Magi at the birth of Jesus Christ (on left side) and English language translation and modern site labeling (right side). Figure 3. Map of the Ancient City of Jerusalem and map of modern City of ...
Author: Philip Chidi Njemanze MD
Publisher: Writers Republic LLC
This Book: Wailing Walls of Jerusalem, Igbo Mediators of Yahweh Culture of Life Volume V, has its setting in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. It is the first accurate account of the true location of the City of Ancient Jerusalem (Igbo language: iyī e rusalem, meaning ‘evil [of abortion] should not touch me’). This assertion is supported by a map titled ‘Ìlú Yèrúsàlέmì ńǹwèrè Yèésú’ meaning ‘Capital City of Jerusalem at the Birth of Jesus Christ’) believed to have been made by anonymous Yoruba King visiting the City of Jerusalem before its destruction by 70AD. The city was surrounded by the inner Wailing Walls (Igbo language: ihi e ti eti, meaning ‘the wailing wall’) built around the Heart of the Capital City of Ancient Jerusalem (Igbo language: iyī e rusalam, meaning ‘evil should not touch me’) which was the home of King David to this day called Amawọm (Igbo language: ama Owe m, meaning ‘the settlement of my Leader [King David]’). The walls enclosed the Royal Palace of King David (Igbo language: Di wụ edo, meaning ‘the man who is fair in complexion’), the Old Temple of King Solomon (Igbo language: isi e lo ama ana, meaning ‘the head that thinks wisely for the land’), the Houses of the Chief Priests and Scribes, and houses of the indigenous people within the area traversed by the Sea of Galilee (Igbo language: ogo li elu, meaning ‘the districts on heights’). This book builds on the theme of the book series on the Igbo as the Chosen People of God.
In Birth, Death, and Motherhood in Classical Greece, Nancy Demand offers the first comprehensive exploration of the social and cultural construction of childbirth in ancient Greece.
Author: Nancy Demand
Publisher: JHU Press
Why did Greek society foster social conditions, especially early marriage with its attendant early childbearing, that were known to be dangerous for both mother and child? What were the actual causes of death among women described as dying of childbirth in the Hippocratic Epidemics? Why did families choose to portray labor scenes on tombstones when the Greek commemorative tradition otherwise avoided reference to suffering and illness? In Birth, Death, and Motherhood in Classical Greece, Nancy Demand offers the first comprehensive exploration of the social and cultural construction of childbirth in ancient Greece. Reading the ancient evidence in light of feminist theory, the Foucauldian notion of discursively constituted objects, medical anthropology, and anthropological studies of the modern Greek village, Demand discusses topics that include midwifery, abortion, attitudes of doctors toward women patients, and the treatment of women generally. For evidence, she relies primarily on the case histories in the Epidemics concerning women with complications in pregnancy, abortion, and childbirth. She also draws relevant details from cure records and dedications from healing sanctuaries, labor scenes depicted on tombstones, Aristophanic comedy, andPlatonic philosophy.
"Highly detailed and clearly written, this book is the first full-length study of the complex system of practices, beliefs and taboos which surrounded conception and childbirth in early modern Europe.
Author: Jacques Gélis
"Highly detailed and clearly written, this book is the first full-length study of the complex system of practices, beliefs and taboos which surrounded conception and childbirth in early modern Europe. In a rich and scholarly study, Jacques Gelis reconstructs the activities and attitudes of the midwives and mothers, and the sufferings they had to endure. He continues with an examination of the role of the Church, the herbalist and the mineral world (touchstones and talisman) in the explanation of the mysteries of procreation."--Amazon.ca.