How to Grow a Baby
A Science-Based Guide to Nurturing New Life, from Pregnancy to Childbirth and Beyond
Written by a nurse, this holistic guide for pregnancy and the postpartum experience provides foundational knowledge and intuitive wisdom to help new mothers support the optimal health of their baby and their own bodies.
Get the answers to the big questions about pregnancy:
• What kinds of foods should you eat and how do you prepare your body for labor and birth?
• How does movement impact pelvic health and the baby's position in the womb?
• How does the endocrine system and your brain change throughout pregnancy?
• How does the microbiome influence your and your baby's health?
Packed with practical information and helpful infographics, Amy J. Hammer helps you create the optimal environment for growing a baby and navigating the major transitions in a pregnancy—including nurturing pelvic floor health, the fetal and parental microbiome, and the science behind the stages of pregnancy from conception to postpartum.
By providing vital and often ignored information about reproductive science, movement, and nourishment, this book empowers parents to make informed and personal choices about their pregnancy, birth, and beyond.