Natural Health after Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness (Paperback)

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Natural Health after Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness (Paperback)

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Provides essential advice for adjusting to the many challenges facing women during the first year after giving birth.

• Offers practical tips for finding balance between being fully immersed in the beautiful but demanding path of motherhood and maintaining a sense of self.

• Provides helpful herbal tips and recipes and includes gentle yoga exercises.

• Addresses a new mother's need to replenish her body, mind, and spirit so that she can nurture her child.

• By the author of The Natural Pregnancy Book and Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide.

New mothers need care and support to adjust to the myriad challenges facing them after birth: changing body image, lifestyle, work arrangements, and relationships. Midwife, herbalist, and mother of four, Aviva Jill Romm shares her insights into how to make this crucial time a happy one. She provides essential advice for preparing for the postpartum period, coping during the first few days after the birth, establishing a successful breast-feeding relationship, getting enough rest, eating well even with a hectic schedule, and finding time to regain strength and tone with gentle yoga exercises. Woven throughout are helpful herbal tips and recipes to make the first year of motherhood a naturally healthy one.

Natural Health after Birth also addresses a new mother's need to replenish her body, mind, and spirit so that she can nurture her child. This book provides support both for women who plan to be home full or part time during the first year and those who must return to their jobs soon after the birth. With humor and compassion, Romm offers mothers practical wisdom for attaining the delicate balance between being fully immersed in the beautiful but demanding path of motherhood and maintaining a sense of self.
Aviva Jill Romm is a certified professional midwife, practicing herbalist, and the former president of the American Herbalists Guild. She is the author of The Natural Pregnancy Book, The Pocket Guide to Midwifery Care, and Naturally Healthy Babies and Children as well as coauthor of ADHD Alternatives. She lives with her family in Georgia.
Product Details ISBN: 9780892819300
ISBN-10: 0892819308
Publisher: Healing Arts Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2002
Pages: 272
Language: English
"This is a superb and much needed book that should help and support all postpartum mothers."
— Suzanne Arms, award winning photojournalist, author of Immaculate Deception II : Myth, Magic and Bir

"Thirty years ago, when I had my babies, we were rediscovering natural birth and breast-feeding. But, we struggled alone during postpartum. If I had been able to read Aviva's book then, I would have cried less. Every new mother should have a copy of this book."
— Peggy O'Mara, Editor and Publisher of Mothering magazine

"Destined to have widespread appeal for its compassionate and wise advice. Thank you, Aviva, for so much vital information in one volume.
— Jeannine Parvati Baker, author of Prenatal Yoga and Natural Childbirth

"Finally, a book that addresses an aspect of birthing that has been forgotten in the western world.This book should make a valuable contribution not only to women, but to the whole family."
— Mary Bove, N.D., of the Brattleboro Naturopathic Clinic, Brattleboro, Vermont