This latest TKM® book contains valuable information concerning male and female fertility, pregnancy, birth, baby, and up through toddler age, including addressing more than the common needs and possible complications for a healthy pregnancy, child and mother.
Forward by Bess Edwards, RN
Parents and parents-to-be will embark on a journey unlike any other. It is a time of hope, anticipation, and joy -- so many emotions. It is a time of physical changes that potentially could be uncomfortable or result in complications. As a family you focus on a perfect outcome, but occasionally encounter the unexpected. So, whether it is common needs or possible complications, this special information and help is essential.
Wonderfully Made is a powerful tool to utilize as parents take this journey. The anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and childbirth are explained in clear and concise terms and illustrated beautifully. The incorporation of TKM® throughout this process is presented in a manner that is easy to understand and follow for everyone.
Having worked as an RN for 20 years in a large Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, I have witnessed the healing powerful effects of touch. I can recall doing everything to comfortably position a tiny infant to prevent apneas, bradycardias, and desaturations. It seemed that when I stood quietly by the isolette with my arms through the portholes and one hand cupping a tiny head and the other cupping a tiny bottom, and the numbers on the monitor would improve the most. Little did I know that I was practicing what is understood in TKM®.
In many modern-day NICU’s parents are able to be at their infant’s bedside 24/7. It can certainly be a very complex and scary environment at times in such cases. The desire to somehow contribute to a positive outcome can be overwhelming. What better way for a parent to aid in the healing process of a tiny or sick infant than to practice TKM®. What better way for a parent to gain a sense of “I’m really helping my baby” in any circumstances than to practice TKM®. What better way to give parents and caregivers the tools to provide the healing and nurturing touch of TKM® throughout the journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and the early childhood years. The knowledge you gain from Wonderfully Made will give you the ability to contribute to the best possible outcome for you and your child in any situation.