The Complete Guide to a Healthy, Natural Pregnancy
Pregnancy and childbirth can be one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life. With Natural Pregnancy, you can make informed, educated decisions about your pregnancy to ensure your baby is born happy and healthy—naturally.
Natural Pregnancy is the perfect resource for expectant parents; whether you choose to opt for an all-natural birth, or are looking to combine conventional treatments with homeopathy and holistic medicine, Natural Pregnancy is
the all-in-one reference to keep your pregnancy simple and safe.
Natural Pregnancy answers your questions and offers advice on common topics, including:
-Prenatal tests and procedures, including ultrasound and amniocentesis
-Vaccinations during pregnancy
-Homeopathic medicine for common pregnancy conditions and easier childbirth
-Midwives and doulas
-Homeopathy for healing after amniocentesis, perineal tears, and cesarean section
. . . and much more!
As medical techniques continue to advance, natural births are now safer than ever. For any parent looking to approach pregnancy and childbirth in a more holistic and natural way, Natural Pregnancy is your authoritative and reliable resource each step of the way.
"Wow, the Midwifery Model and Homeopathic Medicine in one book! Now that's natural childbirth. Plus, Lauren Feder's reasonable and experienced voice. Natural Pregnancy is a must have."
Peggy O'Mara, Editor and Publisher
"Natural Pregnancy offers a wise and practical guide into empowered parenthood, one that more and more parents are seeking. Bringing the rich traditions of mother-centered pregnancy and birth into a modern context, Dr. Feder beautifully integrates perspectives from contemporary medicine with the wisdom of time-honored traditions that today's parents will welcome. Her EMPOWER BIRTHS model and natural medicine chest guide will make this an invaluable resource for expectant parents, midwives, doulas, and caregivers." - Nancy Peplinsky Massotto, Founder & Director, Holistic Moms Network
"As a brilliant and sought-after integrative, family wellness physician, Lauren Feder, MD, shows practioners and parents the practical wisdom of the emerging medical paradigm. Feder's welcome guidance into the future of medicine as applied now to pregnancy and birth is timely and comprehensive. -- Lisa Reagan, Executive Editor, Kindred Magazine
"Lauren Feder, MD, is a mother, a physician, and a real healer, and her newest book provides a treasure-trove of practical information for soon-to-be mothers. This book is an excellent complement to the great book, "What to Expect When You are Expecting," by providing specific, helpful information on how pregnant and laboring woman can use various safe natural therapies. Because physicians discourage pregnant and lactating women from using conventional medications unless there is real medical need, this book should be required reading for every mother-to-be."
-- Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH, author of "Homeopathic Medicines for Children and Infants" and co-author of "Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines"
“Natural Pregnancy is an enjoyable read covering the normal aspects and common challenges of pregnancy and childbirth. Never judging, Dr. Feder discloses why natural pregnancy and birth choices can be optimal goals while she fully acknowledges that hospital births and other deviations from natural ideals are common and require supportive attention as well. Championing parents through the emotional and the physical possibilities of pregnancy and childbirth, this conveniently organized text provides an assuring sense of control by presenting a wide spectrum of options. For each common challenge, Dr. Feder describes the probable tests and provides the possible solutions from mainstream medical to natural methods to nutritional, herbal, and homeopathic options. I recommend this book to all anticipating and expectant parents who wish to take some control over their own pregnancy and birth as well as those who strongly desire to optimize each step of their journey.
--Linda F. Palmer, DC, Author of "The Baby Bond"