Marianne’s Books

 

Marianne Manley


Birth Stories and Midwife Notes: In God We Trust


Born at Home, Praise the Lord!


Handbook for Christian Natural Childbirth

Christian Childbirth, 2nd Edition



A Mother’s Loving Instruction to Her Daughter
 

Birth Stories and Midwife Notes: In God We Trust

     This book describes how Marianne became a midwife and a Christian.  It contains birth stories compiled during the early years of Marianne’s midwife practice. The birth stories are written by the brave women who experienced different kinds of labors and births: first time moms, prolonged rupture of membranes, fast and long labors, posterior babies, VBACs, twins, older moms, women who have many children, husbands catching their babies, waterbirths, and much more.


Format

9 inches by 6 inches 

196 pages



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Born at Home, Praise the Lord!

     This book contains more original  birth stories and the accompanying midwife notes compiled during the later years of Marianne’s midwife practice.  Included are more first time mom stories, VBACs, using oils in labor, birth balls, waterbirths, etc.  Solutions to birth related difficulties are clearly described in the process of sharing the real life stories written by the moms themselves or their husbands as they trust in God's timing, care, and provision for the birth of their children. The stories are fun to read, a great way to learn, and very encouraging for women who are getting ready for their own birth or a birth by someone they love.


Format

9 inches by 6 inches

182 pages


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Handbook For Christian Natural Childbirth

    In this book Marianne passes on what God has taught her as a Christian Midwife over the years.  It's a book which can be used as a Christ-centered handbook by women whether they are having a hospital, birth center or homebirth.  It contains comprehensive “how to instruction” and “midwife advice” for everything moms and coaches need to know about pregnancy, birth and beyond.

    

     Marianne shares what she does as a midwife:  information given in early pregnancy, including priorities and time management, warning signs, common discomforts, praying for your loved ones, diet tips (including recipes) and exercise, sex in pregnancy, labor and birth advice, pain management, supplies needed for birth, pros and cons of waterbirth, cord management, what to do when the water breaks before labor and emergency instruction husbands can use to catch their own babies.  Post-delivery information include how to avoid hemorrhage after the birth, the Ten Commandments for the postpartum mother, getting rid of belly fat, breast feeding, the circumcision decision and newborn care.  This book also has ideas for keeping your family healthy for life.


    There are also guidelines you can use about feeding on God's Word, loving our husbands and children, homeschooling with a new baby, homeschooling and child training tips, being a Titus 2 woman, speaking gently, avoiding gossip, and much more.  This 8½ x 11 inch book is user friendly and copy ready.  A great resource for midwives, doulas, or personal maternity care --  especially if there is no access to a Christian Certified Nurse Midwife.


Format

8.5 inches by 11 inches - black & white - for easy copying

148 pages


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birth stories and midwife notes
born at home
handbook Christian natural childbirth

Christian Childbirth 2nd Edition

   In this book Marianne gathers together her two birth story books and the practical information found in her Handbook.


  The birth story section is written by Christians for Christians which depict various scenarios that may be encountered in natural childbirth.  Marianne describes how she became a Christian and a midwife.  The many true stories and photos will give the reader a glimpse into the thoughts and challenges mothers face and how they can overcome them and succeeded in a natural delivery.


  In the Handbook Section, Marianne shares what she does as a midwife. Marianne provides information on early pregnancy, priorities, time management, warning signs, common discomforts, praying for loved ones, diet tips, recipes, exercise, sex during pregnancy, labor and birth advice, pain management, supplies needed, pros and cons of water birth, cord management, what to do when the water breaks before labor, and emergency childbirth instruction for husbands. Post-delivery information includes how to avoid hemorrhaging after the birth, the Ten Commandments for the postpartum mother, getting rid of belly fat, breast feeding, the circumcision decision, and newborn care.


  There are also guidelines for feeding on God’s Word, loving our husbands and children, being a godly wife and mother, homeschooling with a new baby, child training tips, speaking gently, avoiding gossip, and much more.



Format

9 inches by 6 inches

560 pages


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A Mother’s Loving Instruction to Her Daughter

    Marianne Manley is also the author and illustrator of A Mother's Loving Instruction to Her Daughter. In this book you are invited to listen to a mother's advice to her girl about our relationship to God and others. It covers topics such as enjoying being a woman, God's divine order in the family, purity, living wisely, being disciplined spiritually, having mentors, developing a servant spirit, and how God changes us from the inside out. She wrote this book for her daughter when she was eleven but the timeless guidance and real answers this book contains are relevant to every woman who seeks to gain true satisfaction in life.  This book demonstrates how easy it is to write a book to encourage others.


Format

8.5 inches by 11 inches - color illustrations

44 pages


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a mother loving instruction to daughter

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For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” 1 Corinthians 3:11, NKJV.

 
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