Heart & Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy & Birth
by Elizabeth Davis
For more than three decades, HEART & HANDS has been a beloved guide for both midwives and parents interested in the benefits of midwifery care. This all new 5th edition has been revised from start to finish, featuring updated material emphasizing autonomous midwifery practice, holistic care, physiologic (natural) birth, and the art of nonintervention. Midwifery expert Elizabeth Davis includes valuable hints for turning breech and posterior babies, mediating pain in labor, handling shoulder dystocia, and supporting newborn physiology. Davis also reveals the keys to postpartum recovery, with practical tips on breastfeeding for busy mothers. Comprehensive and compassionate, HEART & HANDS remains a dog-eared classic for parents, midwives, and other birthing helpers.
Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying an Pleasurable Birth Experience
by Elizabeth Davis & Debra Pascali-Bonaro
Based on the hit documentary that inspired a vibrant online community, this innovative approach to birthing shows women how to maximize childbirth’s emotional and physical rewards.
ORGASMIC BIRTH:YOUR GUIDE TO A SAFE, SATISFYING AND PLEASURABLE BIRTH EXPERIENCE helps women understand their choices regarding birth—preparation, place, attendants, and practitioner—while clarifying those most likely to maximize birth’s ecstatic potential. Keys to maintaining optimal health, tools for working through past traumas, and guidelines for experiencing sexual pleasure in pregnancy and birth are illustrated with candid accounts from women across the globe. Postpartum sexuality is discussed in practical terms, so that the intimacy experienced in birth may continue to nourish the mother and her partner in the months and years to come.
by Elizabeth Davis & Carol Leonard
Now in its third edition, THE WOMEN’S WHEEL OF LIFE describes the 13 archetypes of women’s lives and helps women identify which archetype they currently embody. From Maiden to Lover to Mother to Priestess to Crone, each stage of life informs and influences the others. By understanding the interplay between stages, women can develop a stronger sense of contentment and self-acceptance. Essential reading for every woman, this now-classic text is an important contribution to the understanding of women’s development, and will find a welcome home on the bookshelves of those both young and old.
The Rhythms of Women’s Desire: How Female Sexuality Unfolds at Every Stage of Life
by Elizabeth Davis
A woman’s sexuality evolves dramatically during her lifetime. In this book, Elizabeth Davis explores hormones and menstruation, pregnancy and birth, menopause and aging, fertility management through body awareness, and much more. She analyzes controversial hormone replacement therapy and looks at what effect stress, overwork, major life events, relationship upheaval, and sexual abuse have on a woman’s sexual health. The book features chapters on sexual awakening, sex in the later years, and up-to-date information on the creativity hormone, oxytocin. Readers will appreciate her warmth and “rare combination of breadth, practicality, strong (though not rigid) opinion, and generous respect for individual experience” (Publishers Weekly).