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Mothering the New Mother : Women''s Feelings and Needs After Childbirth - A Support and Resource Guide

By: Placksin, Sally.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Newmarket Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (383 p.).ISBN: 9781557048820.Subject(s): Care | Infants (Newborn) | Mothers | Mothers -- Employment | Mothers | Newborn infants -- Care | Postpartum depressionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mothering the New Mother : Women''s Feelings and Needs After Childbirth - A Support and Resource GuideDDC classification: 306.874/3 | 618.2 LOC classification: HQ759HQ759.P56Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments xi; Introduction xv; A Note on the Resources in This Book xxi; 1. LIFE AFTER CHILDBIRTH: Asking for Help Doesn't Mean You're 1 Lazy, Crazy, or Bad; Motherhood by Microwave:Why We Are Overwhelmed 1; Coloring in the Spectrum: A Range of Postpartum Feelings 5; Talking About Our Feelings-All of Them 8; What Is This Period Called Postpartum, and 11 How Long Does It Really Last?; Getting Real: Expanding the Postpartum Time Frame 15; Two into Three . . . 20; I've Got a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore:What Is the State of Matrescence? 22
Who,Me? Needy? Accessing (and Accepting) Support 25When to Prepare for Postpartum: Before the Baby Comes 30; Help in Hindsight 32; Some Mother-Centered Needs You Might Have 33; Mothering the New Mother: Mother-Centered Help on the Horizon 34; Notes 38; Resources 39; 2. ROOTS: Diverse Cultures, Earlier Times 48; Mothering the Mother: Traditions Lost and Found 48; Retaining or Reclaiming Postpartum Traditions 54; Mothers Speak . . . 57; Luz, Colombia 57; Gerita, Jamaica 59; Sara, Uganda 61; In, Korea 63; Diosa, Rhode Island 64; Amal, Lebanon 65; Lufi, China 68; Myint-Myint, Burma (Myanmar) 70
Melida, Guatemala 71Zaharoula, Greece 73; Translating for the New Millennium 75; Notes 76; Resources 76; 3. YOUR FIRST WEEKS AT HOME WITH BABY: 79; Improving the Postpartum Scenario 79; Yelling for Help: Is Anybody Out There? 84; The Birth of the Doula Service 85; What the Doula Does 88; The Netherlands Model: A Century of Maternity Home Care 88; How Do I Choose a Doula? 91; What Should the Doula Ask Me and My Family? 92; How Do I Hire a Doula? 93; How Much Does the Doula Cost? 94; The Doula and Third-Party Coverage 95; Some Avenues of Third-Party Coverage 96
Alternatives to the Hired Doula 97Nonprofit Doula Services 97; Volunteers and Mothering Mentors 98; Midwives, Birth Companions, and Childbirth Assistants: 100; Expanding the Postpartum Role A Little Help from Your Friends 104; Notes 106; Resources 106; 4. YOU'VE CHOSEN TO BREASTFEED: Who's Showing You How? 117; The Importance of Having Hands-on Human Help 117; Getting Started in the Hospital: Possible Obstacles 123; The Baby-Friendly Hospital: A New Global Initiative 125; The Baby-Friendly Hospital: Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding 125; Choosing a Helper 126; Peer Volunteer Groups 128
The Lactation Consultant 129Choosing a Lactation Consultant 132; What to Expect During a Breastfeeding Consultation 135; What Does the Lactation Consultant Cost? 135; Other Mother-Centered Messages and Models 136; The Doula Project 136; Friends of Lactation: A Participatory Model 138; Getting to Know Your Neighbors 139; Breastfeeding and Moms Working Outside the Home 139; Time 140; Space/Proximity 141; Support 141; Sitting in the Circle: Three Mothers and a Father Share Their Stories 143; Diana: Joining a Circle of Women 143; Nikki: Changes in the Workplace 144
Jessica and Will: Unforeseen Problems / A Teamwork Effort 147
Summary: For the expectant and new mom, freshly updated and designed, this acclaimed all-in-one support guide focuses on all aspects of the postpartum experience. The nine chapters in this comprehensive guide include resources, networks, information, stories, and advice to nurture, validate, and empower the new mother, whether she is having her first baby or her third. Among the subjects covered are: what to expect when you go home; what is this period called "postpartum" and how long does it last; where to find breastfeeding help; how to ask for help; homecare options; what are realistic going-back-to-work options; how to relieve the isolation of at-home mothers; what to say (and not to say) to family members. Drawn from three years of research and the author''s own experience, each chapter is filled with the practical suggestions and hands-on solutions provided by doctors, nurses, midwives, other caregivers, policymakers, and over 100 new mothers. Also included are many real-life stories told by women in their own voices; checklists; a prenatal and postpartum questionnaire to help assess and plan needs; reading lists; resource listings; and a separate chapter for second-, third-, or more-time moms.
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Contents; Acknowledgments xi; Introduction xv; A Note on the Resources in This Book xxi; 1. LIFE AFTER CHILDBIRTH: Asking for Help Doesn't Mean You're 1 Lazy, Crazy, or Bad; Motherhood by Microwave:Why We Are Overwhelmed 1; Coloring in the Spectrum: A Range of Postpartum Feelings 5; Talking About Our Feelings-All of Them 8; What Is This Period Called Postpartum, and 11 How Long Does It Really Last?; Getting Real: Expanding the Postpartum Time Frame 15; Two into Three . . . 20; I've Got a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore:What Is the State of Matrescence? 22

Who,Me? Needy? Accessing (and Accepting) Support 25When to Prepare for Postpartum: Before the Baby Comes 30; Help in Hindsight 32; Some Mother-Centered Needs You Might Have 33; Mothering the New Mother: Mother-Centered Help on the Horizon 34; Notes 38; Resources 39; 2. ROOTS: Diverse Cultures, Earlier Times 48; Mothering the Mother: Traditions Lost and Found 48; Retaining or Reclaiming Postpartum Traditions 54; Mothers Speak . . . 57; Luz, Colombia 57; Gerita, Jamaica 59; Sara, Uganda 61; In, Korea 63; Diosa, Rhode Island 64; Amal, Lebanon 65; Lufi, China 68; Myint-Myint, Burma (Myanmar) 70

Melida, Guatemala 71Zaharoula, Greece 73; Translating for the New Millennium 75; Notes 76; Resources 76; 3. YOUR FIRST WEEKS AT HOME WITH BABY: 79; Improving the Postpartum Scenario 79; Yelling for Help: Is Anybody Out There? 84; The Birth of the Doula Service 85; What the Doula Does 88; The Netherlands Model: A Century of Maternity Home Care 88; How Do I Choose a Doula? 91; What Should the Doula Ask Me and My Family? 92; How Do I Hire a Doula? 93; How Much Does the Doula Cost? 94; The Doula and Third-Party Coverage 95; Some Avenues of Third-Party Coverage 96

Alternatives to the Hired Doula 97Nonprofit Doula Services 97; Volunteers and Mothering Mentors 98; Midwives, Birth Companions, and Childbirth Assistants: 100; Expanding the Postpartum Role A Little Help from Your Friends 104; Notes 106; Resources 106; 4. YOU'VE CHOSEN TO BREASTFEED: Who's Showing You How? 117; The Importance of Having Hands-on Human Help 117; Getting Started in the Hospital: Possible Obstacles 123; The Baby-Friendly Hospital: A New Global Initiative 125; The Baby-Friendly Hospital: Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding 125; Choosing a Helper 126; Peer Volunteer Groups 128

The Lactation Consultant 129Choosing a Lactation Consultant 132; What to Expect During a Breastfeeding Consultation 135; What Does the Lactation Consultant Cost? 135; Other Mother-Centered Messages and Models 136; The Doula Project 136; Friends of Lactation: A Participatory Model 138; Getting to Know Your Neighbors 139; Breastfeeding and Moms Working Outside the Home 139; Time 140; Space/Proximity 141; Support 141; Sitting in the Circle: Three Mothers and a Father Share Their Stories 143; Diana: Joining a Circle of Women 143; Nikki: Changes in the Workplace 144

Jessica and Will: Unforeseen Problems / A Teamwork Effort 147

For the expectant and new mom, freshly updated and designed, this acclaimed all-in-one support guide focuses on all aspects of the postpartum experience. The nine chapters in this comprehensive guide include resources, networks, information, stories, and advice to nurture, validate, and empower the new mother, whether she is having her first baby or her third. Among the subjects covered are: what to expect when you go home; what is this period called "postpartum" and how long does it last; where to find breastfeeding help; how to ask for help; homecare options; what are realistic going-back-to-work options; how to relieve the isolation of at-home mothers; what to say (and not to say) to family members. Drawn from three years of research and the author''s own experience, each chapter is filled with the practical suggestions and hands-on solutions provided by doctors, nurses, midwives, other caregivers, policymakers, and over 100 new mothers. Also included are many real-life stories told by women in their own voices; checklists; a prenatal and postpartum questionnaire to help assess and plan needs; reading lists; resource listings; and a separate chapter for second-, third-, or more-time moms.

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Sally Placksin has written, produced, and narrated many national radio programs, including the documentary Mothering the New Mother for NPR, and she is the award-winning author of American Women in Jazz . She lives in New York City.

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