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Pyro's Affliction (Blazing Outlaws MC Book 7)


Erin Osborne - 2021
    I’ve lost my mom, my dad has checked out when he’s not pissed at me or trying to pawn me off on some man, and I’m a single mom. Deciding the best thing I can do is take off to find my own path and get away from the monster chasing me, I end up breaking down in a small town. There I meet more people than I have in a long time, but I still refuse to let them in. I can’t have anyone get too close to me. Will one man be able to break down the walls I’ve so carefully created?James ‘Pyro’ SteeleMy life ended with the loss of my loved one. She was taken in front of my eyes and there was nothing I could do to change the outcome. Every decision I’ve made since then has been about protecting those I love and keeping them away from the damage and danger I bring around. I’m not a good man and I’m willing to go to any lengths to protect those I love. Even if if breaks my own heart on a daily basis. I don’t let a woman get close to me anymore. I spend only as long as I absolutely have to with them before moving on. Until one woman. Does she have what it takes to thaw my heart and break down the barriers I’ve put in place?

The Good Birth Companion: A Practical Guide to Having the Best Labour and Birth


Nicole Croft - 2011
    Full of wise advice and simple skills to prepare you mentally and physically, Nicole tells you everything you need to know to ensure you have a very positive experience giving birth, whether you labour naturally or require medical intervention.- Be calm, relaxed and prepared for childbirth- Feel less pain during labour and help your birth progress naturally- Remain confident and in control throughout the birth- Feel very positive about your birth, with or without medical intervention- Flourish with your baby in the first weeks after birth Warm, wise and incredibly reassuring, The Good Birth Companion will give you all the information and resources you need to give birth safely to your baby.

The Sensational Baby Sleep Plan


Alison Scott-Wright - 2010
    Now baby care consultant Alison Scott-Wright, known by her clients as "the magicthis is a step-by-step, must-have manual for stress-free parenting.

Funny Little Pregnant Things: The Good, the Bad and the Just Plain Gross Things about Pregnancy That Other Books Aren't Going to Tell You.


Emily Doherty - 2014
    Is there any practical value in knowing that your child resembles produce? And where's the good stuff, the useful details, like beware of the baby registry and all the crap you will never use, or be prepared to get breast milk all over everything you own? Hilarious, candid, and easy to read, Funny Little Pregnant Things is full of helpful information about all the stuff people don t tell you about pregnancy the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy


Rosie Pope - 2012
    Rosie Pope—maternity fashion designer, pregnancy guru, and star of the hit TV show Pregnant in Heels on Bravo—leads expectant mothers through the ups and downs of pregnancy with her trademark humor and down-to-earth charm, tackling difficult issues with refreshing candor while offering useful information about medical support. The founder of MomPrep—a prenatal and postpartum education center—Rosie makes the journey to motherhood even more memorable with friendly advice, laugh-out-loud stories, and heartfelt, “been-there” insights. Mommy IQ is a must-own handbook for moms-to-be, young moms, and the families of expectant moms.

Exercising Through Your Pregnancy


James F. Clapp III - 1998
    According to James F. Clapp, M.D., author of Exercising Through Your Pregnancy women can exercise before, during, after their pregnancies. “Some women fear that exercise will increase the risk of miscarriage, malformations, pre-term labor, brain damage to the baby, or material injury, but this is not the case.” However, according to Dr. Clapp’s research, women who exercise feel better, perform better, and have babies that are be stronger physiologically and perhaps better developed neurologically.” Among the questions he answers:  ·  How does exercise benefit the mother?·  How does exercise affect growth of the fetus?·  What is the effect of exercise on milk production?·  Does exercise limit weight gain during pregnancy?·  What is the right amount of exercise?·  What are the dos and don’ts of exercising when pregnant?·  When should exercise be avoided?·  How late into pregnancy can you exercise?·  What should be the exercise regimen after giving birth?Dr. Clapp provides guidelines for exercise plans that safely fulfill a mother’s needs during different phases of pregnancy. Common Myths About Exercising and Pregnancy 1. Pregnant women should keep their heart rates under 140 beats per minute.2. Exercise during lactation makes the milk taste sour.3. Women should avoid abdominal exercises in mid and late pregnancy.4. Pregnant women should not lift weights.5. The bouncing and jarring which occur during running and high-impact aerobics increase the risk for the baby getting tangled up in the umbilical cord.6.  Exercise causes premature labor.7.  Exercise will cause the fetus to detach from the wall of the womb.8.  Exercise right after a pregnancy will cause hernias and loss of vaginal and pelvic support.

The Tycoon's Baby Revelation (The Abbot Sisters Book 1)


Elizabeth Lennox - 2020
     So when she arrived at a job interview in a dark, isolated warehouse, her instincts warned her that something was wrong. Meeting Josh Starke, tall, handsome and horribly rude, didn’t ease her concerns. But for some bizarre reason, he challenged her. When she got the job, Sloane vowed to deal with his abrupt commands for six months, then quit. Years later, she was still working for the man, but now she was in love with him. Unfortunately, during one sultry, starry night, she couldn’t hide her feelings for Josh. And the freakish Abbot fertility reared its ugly head once more. Pregnant and terrified of Josh’s reaction to that news, Sloane was lost, not sure what to do now. When she’d taken this job, she’d vowed never to fall under his spell. And yet, that’s exactly what she’d done! Josh Starke remembered Sloane’s vow so many years ago, and cursed himself for demanding it. Sloane was sexy and smart, brilliantly efficient and didn’t put up with any of his rudeness. Every time she looked at him, he felt her gaze right down to his…! Well, he loved her. So how was he to overcome her reticence at having a relationship with him? And how was he to overcome the tragedy of her past that kept her from trusting anyone?

The Yoga Birth Method: A Step-By-Step Guide for Natural Childbirth


Dorothy Guerra - 2013
    Applying the wisdom of yoga throughout the stages of pregnancy and labor, author Dorothy Guerra presents an eight-step pathway for connecting with your mind, body, and spirit from start to finish.This easy-to-use guide will help you prepare for a positive and joyful childbirth. Learn how to manage pain, eliminate anxiety, and encourage labor progression with breathing and meditation techniques, affirmations, and yoga poses. Couples choose an intention that becomes a focal point for embracing a calm state of mind throughout the physical and emotional challenges of labor. You'll also find guidance in drafting a birth plan, labor-support techniques for birth partners, helpful illustrations, information on medical intervention, and a go-to chapter with detailed advice on all stages of labor to use when the big day arrives.Praise: A beautiful mind-body-spirit approach to birth!--Penny Simkin, PT, author of The Birth Partner

I'm Not Telling (Steel Brothers #1)


Ella Parker - 2021
    or so I think.Austin Steel's my boss... in fact, he's everyone's boss. And he's not well liked. He's grumpy, intense, arrogant, and takes what he wants.Back at home for the first time in years, I LET him sweep me off my feet... and right into bed.It turns out there's more to him than I'd thought. I'm actually FALLING for him. I'm a painter and he's my hot zillionaire finance alpha boss. It's rife with conflict from the start.But what's really going to come between us is this secret that's growing inside me.How can I hold it all together?I'm Not Telling is a fully standalone contemporary romance, It's book 1 of The Steel Brothers series. Each book of the series can be read on its own. Join Kayla in the small town of Pennyside, Pennsylvania, where the notoriously hot and wild Steel brothers have the run of the place.

The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums


Beccy Hands - 2018
    Really recommend it!' Mrs HinchRead this book for an instant pick-me-up. Whether this is your first or fifth baby, The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums is your handy survival guide to managing the emotional and physical rollercoaster of becoming a new mum.Bringing together decades of experience from a midwife and a doula, you'll find invaluable tips and tricks to boost confidence and calm frazzled nerves - plus answers to all those questions you may be too embarrassed to ask. From creating cooling breast pads with chamomile tea and quick stretches to relieve aching muscles, through to easy recipes to nourish your postnatal body and 5-minute fixes to restore your sense of humour, this is the book you can turn to when the overwhelm sets in. Beautifully illustrated in full-colour, it covers everything you need to know about the postnatal period to feel supported, empowered and understood.

Primal Moms Look Good Naked: A Mother's Guide to Achieving Beauty through Excellent Health


Peggy Emch - 2012
    In Primal Moms Look Good Naked, Peggy Emch challenges conventional pregnancy wisdom—that the fate of a pregnant woman and new mothers is ugly and undesirable—and explains how eating the foods we were designed to eat can reduce or even eliminate most of the embarrassing signs new mothers go to extremes to cover up.Supported by scientific research, observational accounts of traditional peoples, and her own journey into vibrant health, Emch explains how a beautiful pregnant body is a reflection of the mother and baby's good health. Each chapter focuses on a different common pregnancy complaint, identifies causes, and details ways to prevent and repair them. Some of the topics include: - Stretch Marks - Cellulite - Varicose and Spider Veins - Diastasis Recti - Flabby Belly - Skin ProblemsEmch incorporates her years of experience and research into a practical plan for achieving and maintaining excellent physical health and, consequently, good looks throughout pregnancy. In Primal Moms Look Good Naked, Emch reveals: - How a Paleolithic diet can heal your skin tone, color, and texture - How pregnancy cravings and trips to the ice cream isle in the middle of the night are not normal symptoms of pregnancy - How stretch marks and cellulite are signs of dietary insufficiencies - How the junk we eat and the healthy food we don't affects not only our bodies, but also the bodies of our babies - How just a little bit of weight bearing exercise each week can transform our aging bodies into beautiful, youthful onesPrimal Moms Look Good Naked is a complete guide for women seeking a healthy pregnancy and baby. It includes a full nutritional guide, recipes, and an exercise program suitable for women of all athletic abilities.

Giving Birth


Catherine Taylor - 2002
    This is the perfect companion for parents-to-be and all professionals who are engaged in and witness to the miracle of birth. "One of the most important books on childbirth...A colorful, anecdotal, and research-supported journey from both the mothers' and midwives' perspectives...A classic." (Pam England, nurse-midwife and author of Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation)

Unexpected Surprises: A Contemporary Romance Collection


Mia Faye - 2020
    The man who crushed my heart so many years ago.Here’s the thing: I don’t feel ready to run a company.I haven’t even spent a night with a man yet!And now I’m around Jon all the time, who keeps teasing me whenever he can.I hate him for what he’s done to me…But his gorgeous smile and deep blue eyes haven’t lost a bit of attraction.When our battle moves between the sheets, I ask myself a critical question:Will my heart be broken a second time if I give Jon the gift of being my first?Book 3: His Fake Fiancée Mia FayeFake engaged so that you can pay your rent? Check.Pregnant by your fake fiancé? Double-check…Xander is a billionaire who needs a fake wife.He needs to prove the court he has a solid family life.Otherwise, his ex gets sole custody for their daughter.I’m broke once again and need to pay my rent.Otherwise, Marjorie is going to kick me out.It starts as a business deal, nothing more.But soon enough, acting as a couple feels very real.One kiss and I am lost.I forget to hold back my feelings.I forget he’s paying me to be his fake fiancée.I forget we aren’t real.Yet the two lines on my pregnancy test are…"Unexpected Surprises" is a collection of 3 steamy romance novels. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, but all three books feature Marjorie, Stephanie and Terri - three best friends who are searching for the love of their life! No cliffhanger, no cheating, plenty of steam and guaranteed HEAs included! Contains a preview of "In his Office".

One Tiny Miracle...


Carol Marinelli - 2009
    Ben Richardson is trying to make yet another new start, this time in the emergency department at a Melbourne hospital. It's been nearly four years since he lost his wife and unborn child--and he still hasn't let go. So it comes as quite a surprise to him when his eye is drawn to a beautiful pregnant woman on the beach.When Ben realizes Celeste is a nurse at the hospital, he wants to keep his distance. She reminds him too much of all he's lost. But Celeste is clearly facing this challenging pregnancy alone, and Ben can't help coming to her rescue. Being with her to deliver her premature baby girl finally makes him realize there's a future for him right here after all--if he's prepared to risk enough to claim it....

The Panic-Free Pregnancy: An OB-GYN Separates Fact from Fiction on Food, Exercise, Travel, Pets, Coffee, Medications, and Concerns You Have When You Are Expecting


Michael S. Broder - 2004
    Dr. Broder separates fact from fiction, media hype from old wives tales, and drawing on the latest scientific research offers an accessible, comprehensive reference book that answers questions about... � Caffeine � Exercise � Flying � Prescription and over-the-counter medications � Sex � Cosmetics � Alcohol � Herbal remedies � and more Organized in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, this book will help women have the safest, healthiest, most anxiety-free pregnancy possible.