Practical Pregnancy, Birth & Early Parenting Guide

 

The miracle of birth brings great joy to new parents, but it also raises many questions and concerns. The sixth edition of the Practical Pregnancy, Birth and Early Parenting Guide includes the latest information and provides sensible answers to your questions – even answers to questions you have not yet thought of!
This easy-to-use guide for parents and parents—to—be is filled with practical tips and sound advice about:
* preparing for conception
* the latest information on tests during pregnancy
* how to care for your baby and yourself during pregnancy
* choosing the right caregivers
* how your partner can contribute during pregnancy, birth and in caring for your baby
* pain relief and birthing options
* preparing to bring your baby home and how best to involve siblings
* advantages of breastfeeding and practical tips for breastfeeding success
* how to care for your newborn (and yourself, your partner and your family)
* the latest South African shoppers’ guide and support group information.

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Please email Irene Bourquin at ireneb@cybresmart.co.za

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO GRANDPARENTING THE NEW BORN BABY

FOREWORD
For Lynne Heydenrych and Irene Bourquin, bringing the wisdom of the past and that of the modem together,for the good of the family, has been an enriching, always interesting, never boring, mutually rewarding, joyful experience.

Bringing up children is families work. Grand parents are the corner stone of families, having a wealth of history, a lifetime of experience, rituals and customs to pass on, and unconditional love.

This informative book delightfully illustrated, with practical chapters covering subjects as diverse as:

  • Gifts REALLY wanted at baby showers
  • What’s hot and What’s not
  • Latest research for childbirth and parenting What’s hot and What’s no
  • Correct feeding of babies
  • How to help with Post Natal Depression
  • Most importantly what grand parents need
  • Plus much much more

Who better to write this guide for grand parents of a new addition to the family but Irene and Lynne. Highly respected experts in the field of childbirth and parenting. Both are trained nurses and midwives who hold the International Childbirth Education Certificate. Irene in addition is a post Natal educator and Lynne is an International Lactation Consultant.

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Stefan Blom, the drawings, as always, are fantastic.
Jenny Pearman for being a construction sounding board and computer boffin.
To my publishers for their continued faith in me.
For all who have given invaluable insight, into the workings of families, we acknowledge your input.
To Grandparents everywhere, you are VERY grand.

Irene Bourquin and Lynne Heydenrych

THIS IS A BOOK TO BE TREASURED AND ENJOYED!

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Life after LOSS

A practical Guide

Irene recently completed book no 3 on Life After Loss, dealing with the practical aspects of loss in its many forms. It is a book for young and old, men and women.

PROLOGUE

At the outset let me explain that this is not an emotional book, although it may make you cry, rage against the universe, give you courage, power and strength, give you a wake-up or confirm what you already know,

This is a practical book, covering aspects of your life that you may have shied away from, been kept in the dark about, never knew existed, wished that you had mastered.

Although no one knows what each individual is experiencing during this time I do understand loss. My parents and my husband died. The men, sadly, very early. My mother, and my constant rock, at the age of 92. Whatever your loss – be it never having met the partner of your dreams, breaking up with your partner, going through a divorce or the finality of death, I am so sorry.

This is not a sad book; hopefully you will smile during the page turning. It is meant as an empowering tool. Small steps and giant leaps to enable you to tick off certain boxes, emerging as a person capable of facing the world on your own – be it for a short or long period of time.

REWIEWS

I wish I had known this stuff. I am a widow of nine years. I am competent, independent and successful. The big ‘smack’ oflosing my husband and business partner turned me into a whirling dervish. I appeared too competent so no one offered me advice. When they did I wasn’t really listening. I had a support system, but I rarely used it. Irene, in this book you state ‘Allowing someone to help you when you are vulnerable is an art in itself: I didn’t know that one often experiences great health problems during great grief and loss. I contracted TB and cancer within a year of my husband’s death. I know now, thank heavens I didn’t use pills. I did use too much alcohol until I realized that there was too much work to be done. The advice in this book is invaluable. Notably the part about what to do immediately after the death of a loved one. I would recommend this book to a far wider audience than just people who are widows, widowers, divorcees and those who have suffered great loss. There is a valuable check list to interview a retirement home. None of us ever thought we would reach this crossroad when we would even consider this plan. Mind you, I never had visions of being 6S before either! This book gives sound advice for one’s personal health, exercise regime, beauty routine and other considerations for our bodies. This is good advice for any person, whether male, female, alone or not. The section on middle age sex is hilarious. Gives one the bravado to embark on this adventure. Techno savvy, ditto is good advice for anyone. Love the ‘CHECKLIST’ on back to work. Senior citizens discount… we rarely think about them. I recommend this book to anyone who is in a period oflife change. Don’t wait until you are on your own to buy this book and use the valuable advice offered.

Norma Ratclff – Warwick Wine Estate owner and CEO


This book is a much needed, sensible, yet sensitive guide to the practical aspects of coping with loss in its many forms. These pages are filled with valuable first hand advice and is a must read for anyone before during or after the loss of a loved one. I truly believe this is a great guide not only for people who have lost or are about to lose a loved one, but also for the terminally ill, or just, all of us who want to leave their affairs in order so that there is so little pressure for those left behind.

Joanne StemmetRegistered nurse, registered midwife, Clinical Research Associate


A practical and useful guide covering so much more than just finances for those who have loved and who now face the task of carrying on their journey alone. An enormous topic only a fearless author like yourself would even attempt.

Mark Williams -M COMM, CFP, Hdip Tax, Investment Advisor Synovation Financial Services


Thank you for allowing me to read and review your new book, as I am a counsellor for our church. We have many instances of bereavement to work with and there is a serious gap between the practical and emotional aspects. This book deals so well with both as it is written in a most practical way, but overlaid with humour that is an essential part of the recovery process. I believe the book will have many uses and congratulate the author on her sensitive handling of a subject many leave much too late.

Trevor PearmanRetired CEO of a large company


This is a much needed book and credit must go to the author for taking on what must have been a daunting task. It covers everything from A to Z and the do’s and dont’s of what to do when one finds oneself on their own. It is a well written book, and is both logical and informative, as well as being humerous.

Lyndsay MitchellA single business woman. She holds both a B.Econ and a MBA degree

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CAPE TALK’s Pippa Hudson with Irene Bourquin about her book, Life after LOSS.


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