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Getting Help Resource
What is Birth Trauma Resource
Mental Health Resource
Reading Recommended by Amy
Becoming Mum by Koa Whittingham
With much excitement and joy, I’d like to announce the ‘birth’ of my new book: Becoming Mum. Becoming Mum is a truly unique self-help book. It is the first book written to support women, all women, through the psychological passage to motherhood, empowering them to become the kind of mother they wish to be. Becoming Mum is grounded in the latest scientific literature on parenting and psychological health, drawing from mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Attachment Theory.
Choosing Caesarean by Pauline Hull and Dr Magnus Murphy
Obstetrician and gynecologist Magnus Murphy, MD, and journalist/advocate Pauline McDonagh Hull offer a compelling case for surgical delivery as a legitimate birth choice for informed women. By offering a wealth of medical evidence from around the world and thoughtfully countering the many objections detractors have lodged against it, the authors convincingly demonstrate that a planned cesarean birth at thirty-nine- plus weeks is a safe and often preferred alternative to a planned vaginal delivery.
This easy-to-read book has 90 pages and over 50 illustrations and is packed full of information. Following the success of her first book ‘Pelvic Floor Recovery: Physiotherapy for Gynaecological Surgery’, Sue has written this second book to assist women in learning how to correct any bladder and pelvic floor problems using conservative measures whether having had children or not. Many women suffer with pelvic floor dysfunction such as stress urinary incontinence and prolapse following vaginal deliveries.
Pelvic organ prolapse – a silent epidemic by Sherrie Palm
Pelvic Organ Prolapse, or POP, is a little talked about female health issue that half of all childbearing women will experience late in life. There are more than 300,000 surgeries for POP annually. Due to various causes such as menopause, estrogen loss, genetics, childbirth or heavy lifting, a woman’s pelvic organs can shift or drop. This can lead to POP symptoms, including some painful and embarrassing ones, as well as impacting a woman’s sexuality.