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Pumsavana – Choice of child

Ayurvedic technique of genetic engineering to ensure healthy progeny and to determine the sex of the child is Pumsavana or Garbhopachara (Susruta Samhita Shareera 2/31).  Pumsavana is one of the Shodasha Karmas (Sixteen rituals) practiced in various stages of life in ancientIndia. Ayurveda uses many Gender selection drugs such as – Putramjeevi, Vatankura (Ficus Benghalensis), Apamarga, Sahachara, sahadeva, viswadeva, swetabrhati, etc.

To determine the use pattern of sex selection drugs (SSDs) or in rural North India an integrated qualitative and quantitative study was conducted. The Ayurvedic procedure described to change the sex of the foetus at 2 months of gestation is as follows “milk boiled with the paste of herbs . . . ..  [read more]

Protecting Your Child’s Immune System

Rodney R. Dietert, Janice Dietert, “Strategies for Protecting Your Child’s Immune System: Tools for Parents and Parents-To-Be” 
Wo rld Scie ntific Pu blishing C ompany | 2010 | ISBN: 9814287091 | 300 pages | PDF | 1,4 MB – Strategies for Protecting Your Child’s Immune System is the first book to focus on prevention of environmental damage to the immune system of embryos, babies and older children.  
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Normal Fetal Movements

Alessandra Piontelli, “Development of Normal Fetal Movements: The First 25 Weeks of Gestation” Publisher: Springer | 2010 | ISBN 8847014018 | PDF | 250 pages | 18.8 MB

This work aims to provide a detailed reasoned map of fetal behavior by describing its features and evolution from 10 to 25 weeks gestation. Each behavioral event is described, measured in seconds and presented as it occurs in its natural sequence, thus providing a ‘real-time’ picture of fetal behavior. Links between events become clear, and events are connected to the changing anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and of the fetal body in general. Transient behaviour with its underlying structures and possible functions is carefully distinguished from anticipatory functions heralding post-natal life. Furthermore, phenomena of physiologic significance during prenatal life, but which can acquire pathological connotations for the premature infant having to meet the different requirements of the post-natal environment, are also outlined. Finally, various prenatal ‘myths’ are discussed, in order to give scientific information on issues that are particularly relevant, given the heated pro-life versus pro-choice debate.

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100Qs Sexual Wellness

100 Questions & Answers About Your Daughter’s Sexual Wellness and Development
Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 1 edition (April 30, 2010) | ISBN: 0763785458 | 538 pages | PDF | 1 MB
Directed towards the typical family with the typical teenager, 100 Questions and Answers About Your Daughter s Sexual Wellness and Development provides parents of adolescent daughters with reliable, up-to-date information about the special health issues affecting their daughter’s sexual development. This essential guide covers a wide range of topics including breast development, menstruation, birth control, the health effects of tattoos and piercings, and the pros and cons of the new HPV vaccine. Written by an obstetrician-gynecologist and mother of a young woman, with commentary from other parents and a teenager, this book offers authoritative and practical answers to your questions about your daughter s sexual wellness and development.

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Children Who Learn Differently

Scott Teel – Defending and Parenting Children Who Learn Differently: Lessons from Edison’s Mothe
Publisher: Praeger | 2007-05-30 | ISBN: 0275992489 | PDF | 224 pages | 6.37 MB

Teel incorporates the fascinating story of Nancy Edison’s love for her son Thomas, who had been labeled unteachable, then presents us with the wider array of and issues for children who learn differently.
We all know Thomas Edison was a genius of seemingly limitless imagination. Yet few know he was a failure in elementary school. Teel shows us how Edison’s mother, Nancy, guided the boy deemed a dunce by officials—even assumed mentally retarded by his father—to become one of the greatest inventors of all time. Edison’s progressive and imaginative teaching methods hold lessons even today for all children who learn differently from conventional methods, as well as for the parents and teachers who care about them. Teel also explains how parents can negotiate the educational maze created by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). An Individualized Education Program is explained in detail, and options such as enlisting the assistance of a professional advocate are also discussed.
The latest research about current medication therapies and the origins plus potential benefits of ADHD are reviewed. A leading professional advocate explains what every parent needs to know about the public school system. Other topics addressed include the effectiveness of home schooling and parental and student rights. An extensive list of local and national resources is also offered.

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Child’s Obesity

Barton Cobert, Josiane Cobert, “100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s Obesity”
Jones & Bartlett Publishers | 2009 | ISBN: 076377832X | 190 pages | PDF | 1,5 MB

100 Questions & Answers About Your Child s Obesity gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about childhood obesity. Topics include treatment options, medication, prevention, sources of support, and coping strategies — for both parents and caregivers. This book is an invaluable resource for understanding and coping with the medical, psychological, and emotional aspects of a child with obesity.

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From First Kicks to First Steps

Alan Greene, Alan Greene – From First Kicks to First Steps: Nurturing Your Baby’s Development from Pregnancy Through the First Year of Life
Publisher: McGraw-Hill | 2004-09-01 | ISBN: 0071427864 | PDF | 304 pages | 3.53 MB

Innovative ways parents can nurture their child’s development even before birth
Most expectant parents can’t wait to get to know the mysterious little person who will be arriving. Now parents can find out what’s really going on in there and start nurturing their baby’s development during pregnancy with the help of From First Kicks to First Steps.
Beautifully written by a pioneering pediatrician, this groundbreaking book focuses on the transition between pregnancy and the first year to help parents give their baby the very best start in life. Dr. Alan Greene answers such common parental concerns as:
Do babies dream before birth?
What can parents do during pregnancy to help their babies later in life?
Can babies become better sleepers even before they’re born?
Does taking fluoride help or hurt?
And much more!

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Western and Ayurvedic Perspectives

Herbal Treatment of Children: Western and Ayurvedic Perspectives
Butterworth-Heinemann | 2005-10-18 | ISBN: 0750651741 | 320 pages | PDF | 2 MB

A comprehensive and authoritative text providing information on the usefulness, effectiveness and appropriateness of the use of herbal remedies in childhood.
* A practical guide to the safe and effective use of herbal medicines in pediatric primary care, written by a respected and internationally known expert
* Easily accessible information ensures quick reference in practice
* Case histories and practical tips make this an essential companion for all professionals in primary care

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Autism: The 5P Approach

Linda Miller, “Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens With Autism: The 5P Approach”
Jessica Kingsley Publishers | 2009 | ISBN: 1849050384 | 175 pages | PDF | 1,7 MB

Children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders present many challenges to the people who care for them. ‘Difficult’ or challenging behaviour is often encountered on a daily basis, and it is easy for both parents and professionals to feel completely overwhelmed by its sheer range and complexity. Where do you start? What happens when, in managing one set of problems, another gets worse? Is there some way to tackle difficulties before they get out of hand, or even before they arise? “Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens with Autism” answers these questions and provides practical solutions that really work. It offers a complete framework for behaviour intervention which has its roots in prevention and good practice, with an emphasis on promoting and encouraging the development of skills and independence. From identifying behaviour and understanding the root causes, through to planning and implementing a comprehensive intervention programme, this book is packed with practical strategies and expert guidance. While clearly defining the steps you need to take, it also allows for flexibility according to need and individual contexts. Designed specifically for parents and teachers, and complete with photocopiable tools, this book will provide structured yet flexible guidance for all parents and professionals supporting a child or young person on the autism spectrum.

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