More and more women are opting for a natural birth, and believe that experiencing pregnancy as naturally as possible will give their babies the best start in life.
This practical guide introduces readers to all the natural, drug-free options open to them to help them through pregnancy. Zita West, midwife and pregnancy advisor to the stars, guides readers through these options at each stage of pregnancy, starting from planning for conception, through each trimester and labour, to the postnatal period, advising on how to keep the body in good health. She suggests nutrition and exercise plans for each stage, and explains how to deal with the ailments women commonly experience during pregnancy - such as heartburn, varicose veins and sleeplessness - using complementary therapies.
A special section outlines therapies appropriate throughout pregnancy and explains how they work.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2005