A complete handbook on pregnancy and childbirth, Nutan Pandit’s PREGNANCY: What The Indian Woman Always Wanted To Know But Was Afraid To Ask, is an invaluable guide book for expectant Indian mothers.
Summary Of The Book
Appreciating the fact that Pregnancy is one of the most wonderful experiences for any woman, PREGNANCY: What The Indian Woman Always Wanted To Know But Was Afraid To Ask endeavours to make the transition from pregnancy to the process of childbirth as smooth and painless as possible for expectant mothers, by preparing them well in advance for this phenomenon, with basic, and reliable information, and by rooting out irrational fears and apprehensions arising from ignorance.
This book will inform readers about all the relevant facts pertaining to childbirth, and tackle their deepest fears and questions related to diet, exercise, breathing patterns, weight gain, labour positions, and postnatal care of both, the mother, and the baby. Scientifically accurate and reliable, this book also offers useful and proven home remedies to carry you through pregnancy and childbirth.
PREGNANCY: What The Indian Woman Always Wanted To Know But Was Afraid To Ask is an exhaustive guide on pregnancy that informs without overloading readers with too much unnecessary information. Divided into 17 chapters, the book discusses, Pregnancy Beliefs, Your Anatomy, Common Problems of Pregnancy, Diet in Pregnancy and After, Some Simple Exercises, Breathing and Relaxation for Labour, Gentle Birth, After Childbirth, Breastfeeding, and Neonatal Conditions.
Using a simple, lucid style, with easy to follow instructions, the book guides you through the 9 months of pregnancy in a step by step manner, expelling myths or old wives tales about pregnancy, discussing stage to stage development of the foetus, emphasising the importance of proper diet, exercise, breathing pattern, carrying on regular activities including housework, useful home remedies, postnatal care, feeding, and so on.
About Nutan Pandit
Child Birth Therapist and author Nutan Pandit is based in New Delhi, where she conducts childbirth classes for expectant couples. She has attended workshops with the National Childbirth Trust in London.
She has authored Smart Parenting: A Guide For Parents and Questions and Answers on Pregnancy.
A Sociology graduate from Mumbai University, she also holds a Diploma in Journalism. She freelanced for various magazines for a few years. She had a faith altering experience, when breathing practices enabled her to have an easy childbirth. Subsequently, she began taking natural childbirth classes in 1978. She visited Dr Michel Odent's unit at Pithiviers, France, renowned for their unconventional methods for conducting childbirth. She has also taken classes at Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, and at various nursing homes.