Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities

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PM Press #ad - One of the few books dealing with community support for issues facing children and families, this reflection on inclusivity in social awareness offers real-life ways to reach out to the families involved in campaigns such as the Occupy Movement. A collection of suggestions, mutual aid, and caregivers involved in social movements, children, this book focuses on social justice, tips, and narratives on ways everyone can support parents, and collective liberation.

Contributors include the bay area Childcare Collective, the London Pro-Feminist Men's Group, and Mamas of Color Rising.

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Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

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PM Press #ad - Contributors include alba onofrio, fabiola sandoval, alexis pauline gumbs, fabielle georges, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Christy NaMee Eriksen, Gabriela Sandoval, Autumn Brown, Claire Barrera, Ariel Gore, Esteli Juarez Boyd, China Martens, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Arielle Julia Brown, H. Motivated to create spaces for this discourse because of the authors’ passionate belief in the power of a radical conversation about mothering, they have become the go-to people for cutting-edge inspired work on this topic for an overlapping committed audience of activists, scholars, and writers.

Kang, layne russell, june jordan, irene lara, Katie Kaput, Lindsey Campbell, Lisa Factora-Borchers, Karen Su, Loretta J. Ross, mai’a Williams, Malkia A. An anthology that gives access to the voices of mothers of color and marginalized mothers Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Frontlines is an anthology that centers mothers of color and marginalized mothers’ voices—women who are in a world of necessary transformation.

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines #ad - Revolutionary mothering is a movement-shifting anthology committed to birthing new worlds, full of faith and hope for what we can raise up together. Cyril, noemi martinez, mamas of Color Rising, Micaela Cadena, Norma A. Pm Pr. The challenges faced by movements working for antiviolence, and queer liberation, reproductive, gender, anti-imperialist, economic, as well as racial, and food justice are the same challenges that marginalized mothers face every day.

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When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women

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Classic Day Publishing #ad - When survivors give birth is written for a mixed audience of maternity care professionals and para-professionals, mental health therapists and counselors, and women survivors and their families. Case histories throughout the book clarify and apply the content. Pm Pr. The authors expertly and compassionately address the unusual and distressing challenges that arise for abuse survivors during the childbirth experience.

When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women #ad - The third covers clinical challenges and solutions for doctors, doulas, midwives, nurses, and others. The second section teaches skills in communication, self-help skills, counseling and psychotherapy techniques. Used book in Good Condition. The first section informs the reader of the impact of early sexual abuse on children, adults, and on all aspects of childbearing.

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Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions

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Harvard Common Press #ad - Since the original publication of the birth partner, relatives, friends, partners, and doulas have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother, from her last trimester through the early postpartum period. Now fully revised in its fifth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide to helping a woman through labor and birth, and the essential manual to have at hand during the event.

The birth partner includes thorough information on:preparing for labor and knowing when it has begunNormal labor and how to help the woman every step of the wayEpidurals and other medications for laborPitocin and other means, including natural ones,  to induce or speed up laborNon-drug techniques for easing labor painCesarean birth and complications that may require itBreastfeeding and newborn careand much more For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable.

Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions #ad - Pm Pr. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia

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Wiley-Blackwell #ad - Thoroughly updated and highly illustrated, the book shows how to tailor one’s care to the suspected etiology of the problem, using the least complex interventions first, followed by more complex interventions if necessary. Pm Pr. Used book in Good Condition. Fully referenced and full of practical instructions throughout, The Labor Progress Handbook continues to be an indispensable guide for novices and experts alike who will benefit from its concise and accessible content.

The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia #ad - . This new edition now includes a new chapter on reducing dystocia in labors with epidurals, new material on the microbiome, as well as information on new counselling approaches specially designed for midwives to assist those who have had traumatic childbirths. Praise for the previous edition: "this…edition is timely, nurses, and should be in the bags of all doulas, physicians, useful, well organized, midwives, and students involved in childbirth.

Journal of midwifery and women's health the labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia is an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult or prolonged labor.

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Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

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Vintage #ad - Vintage. From slave masters’ economic stake in bonded women’s fertility to government programs that coerced thousands of poor Black women into being sterilized as late as the 1970s, these abuses pointed to the degradation of Black motherhood—and the exclusion of Black women’s reproductive needs in mainstream feminist and civil rights agendas.

Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In a media landscape dominated by racially biased images of welfare queens and crack babies, Killing the Black Body exposed America’s systemic abuse of Black women’s bodies. In 1997, this groundbreaking book made a powerful entrance into the national conversation on race. Now, awareness, some two decades later, but also remains as crucial as ever—a rallying cry for education, Killing the Black Body has not only exerted profound influence, and action on extending reproductive justice to all women.

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Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

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AK Press #ad - It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Pm Pr. Inspired by octavia butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, society-help, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Ak press. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, assess, map, this book invites us to feel, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen.

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Change is constant. This is a resolutely materialist “spirituality” based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us. Adrienne maree brown, co-editor of octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, healer, is a social justice facilitator, and doula living in Detroit.

Vintage. The world is in a continual state of flux.

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Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good Emergent Strategy

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AK Press #ad - Drawing on the black feminist tradition, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism. Vintage. Books that find the opportunity in every crisis! adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategy and co-editor of Octavia’s Brood, a doula/healer, is a social justice facilitator focused on black liberation, and a pleasure activist.

Her mindset-altering essays are interwoven with conversations and insights from other feminist thinkers, including Audre Lorde, Sonya Renee Taylor, Cara Page, Joan Morgan, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Together they cover a wide array of subjects—from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugs—building new narratives about how politics can feel good and how what feels good always has a complex politics of its own.

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good Emergent Strategy #ad - Pleasure activism is bound to make a huge splash!” —annie sprinkle, whether it's climate change, race, author of Explorer’s Guide to Planet Orgasm—For Every Body “Engaging with politics and social justice issues, or gender, can feel like work and it is. Pleasure activism will challenge you to rethink your approach to changing the world.

Mashable "pleasure activism is an invitation to know ourselves and be in conversation with the desire of our lustful imaginations. This book is all at once so cool, and so hot, with a rainbow of glorious compleXXXities. Ak press.

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The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Based on author heng ou’s own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, ” in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, a set period of “confinement, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth. Pm Pr. The first 40 days after the birth of a child offer an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother.

The first forty days, fully illustrated to feel both inspiring and soothing, is a practical guide and inspirational read for all new mothers and mothers-to-be—the perfect ally during the first weeks with a new baby. Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. The book includes 60 simple recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of the new mother.

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother #ad - In addition to the recipes, navigating relationship challenges, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the post­partum period, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth. Ak press. As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely “bounce back” after deliver­ing their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifeline—a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance.

The first forty days The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother.

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Are Prisons Obsolete?

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Seven Stories Press #ad - The brutal, exploitative dare one say lucrative? convict-lease system that succeeded formal slavery reaped millions to southern jurisdictions and untold miseries for tens of thousands of men, and women. Ak press. Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Similarly, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, with few predicting its passage from custom.

For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable. In are prisons obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end.

Are Prisons Obsolete? #ad - Used book in Good Condition. With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. The first forty days The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. Pm Pr. Vintage. She argues forthrightly for "decarceration", and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole.

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