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Books About Parenting and Health

Resources for Naturally Healthy Parenting

All books are listed alphabetically by title, below.

The Business of Baby

The Autism Help Book: Your child has been diagnosed with autism, now what? The Autism Helpbook gives parents the tools they need in order to help their child thrive. Written in conversational language, The Autism Helpbook offers practical advice on self-care, obtaining a diagnosis, insurance and Medicaid, biomedical interventions, therapies, education, preparing for adolescence and adulthood, legal considerations and life with autism. Written by the mother of a sixteen-year-old boy with autism, this book offers practical advice for parents, caregivers and professionals in an unintimidating manner.

The Business of Baby

The Business of Baby: What Doctors Don't Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line: Why, despite our state-of-the-art medical technology, does the United States have among the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the industrialized world? Why do pregnant women who are planning to breastfeed receive "free" samples of infant formula from American obstetricians? Why are American newborns given a vaccine at birth against hepatitis B, a sexually transmitted disease? The Business of Baby, an eye-opening work of investigative journalism, exposes how our current cultural practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a baby's life are not based on the best evidence or the most modern science, revealing how American moms and their babies are being undermined by corporate interests. An illuminating combination of meticulous research and in-depth interviews with parents, doctors, midwives, nurses, health care administrators, and scientists, Margulis's impassioned and eloquent critique is shocking, groundbreaking, and revelatory. The Business of Baby arms parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of their infants.

Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds

Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds by Jenny McCarthy. An actress whose son regressed into autism after vaccination and whose health was greatly improved through dietary and biomedical interventions profiles other mothers who have helped their children, many with vaccine associated autism, heal.

The Parent's Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations

The Parents' Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations: From Newborns to Teens, Practical Medical and Natural Ways to Protect Your Child by Lauren Feder. A doctor offers practical advice about childhood vaccines and maintaining health and wellness.

Vaccines, Autism & Chronic Inflammation

All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism: Kim Stagliano's electrifying and hilarious memoir of her family's journey raising three daughters with autism.

How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor

How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor by the late Robert Mendelsohn. The pediatrician founder of the holistic health care movement in America gives sound advice about helping children stay well and avoiding over-treatment by pediatricians promoting drug and vaccine use.

Mothering Magazine

Mothering Magazine's Having a Baby, Naturally: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Peggy O'Mara. Written by one of the best known advocates of an holistic approach to pregnancy, childbirth and parenting, this book explains the importance of taking a more natural approach to pregnancy and childbirth.

Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting

Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting by Peggy O'Mara. The founder and editor of Mothering Magazine gives practical tips on how to raise a child using an holistic approach to health and wellness.

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