Natural Health After Birth

The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness
Author: Aviva Jill Romm
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892819300
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
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From herbal tips to yoga exercises, this compete guide to postpartum wellness provides essential advice for adjusting to the many challenges facing women during the first year after giving birth.

A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Health

Author: Dean Raffelock,Robert Roundtree,Virginia Hopkins,Melissa Block
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781583331385
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 294
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Explains how women can attain optimum health following delivery through a program that incorporates nutritional supplements, dietary changes, exercise, hormone balance, medicinal herbs, and possible medication.

After the Baby's Birth

A Woman's Way to Wellness : a Complete Guide for Postpartum Women
Author: Robin Lim
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781587611100
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 372
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The first few weeks and months after a baby'¬?s birth can be a wonderful and confusing time. While trying to discover the best ways to care for her child, new (and experienced) mothers often neglect their own health. It is essential, however, that mothers pay as much attention to their own wellness as they pay to their baby'¬?s health and happiness during this crucial time. In a completely revised and updated edition of AFTER THE BABY'¬?S BIRTH, childcare and women'¬?s-wellness expert Robin Lim guides mothers through the best methods of mother and baby postpartum care, including parental nurturing, breastfeeding, the role of the father, nutrition, and early sensory education. Focusing on natural and wholesome practices, AFTER THE BABY'¬?S BIRTH is a sensitive, practical guide to post-pregnancy health.‚Ä¢ Includes touching personal stories based on real-life experiences of mothers.‚Ä¢ Features a collection of delicious recipes formulated especially for postpartum women, plus a special chapter dedicated to the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine.‚Ä¢ Original edition sold 30,000 copies.

Naturally Healthy Babies and Children

A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health
Author: Aviva Jill Romm, M.D.,Jill Aviva Romm
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1587611929
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 448
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Committed to finding natural ways to care for their children, many parents seek techniques that do not require the invasive procedures and medications often associated with Western medicine. In NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN, midwife and herbalist Aviva Romm offers a comprehensive handbook that addresses the common health issues of children, from newborns to preadolescents. Aviva'¬?s whole-child approach integrates herbal remedies, nutrition, hygiene, and alternative health techniques with supportive, informed parenting. From anemia to whooping cough, each entry includes herbal, dietary, and general recommendations, including tips on when to pursue professional medical care. NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN is indispensable reading for families seeking safe, effective ways to practice healing techniques at home.

The Postnatal Depletion Cure

A Complete Guide to Rebuilding Your Health and Reclaiming Your Energy for Mothers of Newborns, Toddlers, and Young Children
Author: Oscar Serrallach
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN: 1478970294
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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While postpartum depression has become a recognizable condition, THE POSTNATAL DEPLETION CURE is the first book to treat the nutrient depletion, sleep loss, and emotional shifts that afflict women up to a decade after giving birth. Most mothers have experienced exhaustion, pain, forgetfulness, indecision, low energy levels, moodiness, or some form of baby brain. And it's no wonder: The process of growing a baby depletes a mother's body in substantial ways--on average, a mother's brain shrinks 5% during pregnancy, and the placenta saps her of essential nutrients that she needs to be healthy and contented. But with postnatal care ending after 6 weeks, most women never learn how to rebuild their strength and care for their bodies after childbirth. As a result, they can suffer from the effects of depletion for many years, without knowing what's wrong as well as getting the support and treatments that they need. Any woman who has read What to Expect When You're Expecting needs a copy of THE POSTNATAL DEPLETION CURE. Filled with trustworthy advice, protocols for successful recovery, and written by a compassionate expert in women's health, THE POSTNATAL DEPLETION CURE will help every mother restore her energy, replenish her body, and reclaim her sense of self.

The Natural Pregnancy Book

Your Complete Guide to a Safe, Organic Pregnancy and Childbirth with Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices
Author: Aviva Jill Romm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1607744481
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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"A revised and updated edition of the classic handbook for women seeking a safe, organic, eco-friendly, and natural pregnancy, featuring an integrative-based approach with new medical, herbal, and nutritional information. Over the last two decades, The Natural Pregnancy Book has ushered thousands of women through happy and healthy pregnancies. Addressing women's health from conception to birth, Dr. Romm describes herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy, and allays such familiar concerns as anxiety, fatigue, morning sickness, and stretch marks. She also discusses the components of a healthy diet, with an emphasis on natural foods. New to this edition is integrative health advice based on Dr. Romm's new credentials as a Yale-trained physician, combined with her twenty years of experience as a midwife and herbalist"--

The Post-Pregnancy Handbook

The Only Book That Tells What the First Year After Childbirth Is Really All About---Physically, Emotionally, Sexually
Author: Sylvia Brown,Mary Dowd Struck
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250087996
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
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While a number of books exist which deal with various aspects of the postnatal experience - breastfeeding, exercise, motherhood, post-partum depression - this is the first complete source of information on what a woman experiences both physically and emotionally in the days, weeks and months after childbirth. It is also the only book in its field which balances medical advice with practical tips and numerous references to alternative remedies. From Sylvia Brown, a mother, and Mary Dowd Struck, RN,MS,CNM, a nurse/midwife, comes The Post-Pregnancy Handbook, a wonderfully comprehensive, honest self-help guide which every new (and repeat) mother should keep by her bedside. Brown and Struck give detailed guidance on: The First Few Days - alleviating discomfort from the after-effects of labor or a ceasarian - making the hospital stay more pleasant - coping with possible medical complications The First Few Weeks - organizing home life with a new baby - surviving fatigue - breastfeeding successfully - managing older siblings, parents and friends - introducing a new dimension to the couple (returning to sex after childbirth) - navigating the new mother's dietary needs - identifying and overcoming a range of emotional difficulties from "baby blues" to severe postnatal depression - dealing with stress, guilt and that elusive maternal instinct The First Year - achieving a complete physical recovery: how to get back into shape from the inside out - restoring strength and tone to the pelvic floor - countering the legacies of pregnancy: problems with hair, skin, and varicose veins A thorough, straightforward guide to helping the new mother achieve an effective and harmonious recovery.

The First Forty Days

The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
Author: Heng Ou,Amely Greeven,Marisa Belger
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613129416
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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The first 40 days after the birth of a child offer an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother. Based on author Heng Ou’s own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of “confinement,” in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth. 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 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. In addition to the recipes, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the post­partum period, navigating relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth. 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.

Natural Healing for Babies and Children

Author: Aviva Jill Romm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780895947864
Category: Medical
Page: 251
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This is an indispensable volume for parents seeking safe and effective ways to promote and maintain their child's health. Using a wide range of herbal and other natural remedies, Aviva Jill Romm -- midwife, herbalist, and mother of four -- presents her expertise in a form that is comprehensive and user-friendly.

Sitting Moon

A Guide to Natural Rejuvenation After Pregnancy
Author: Daoshing Ni,Jessica Chen
Publisher: Sevenstar Communications
ISBN: 9781887575294
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 195
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Sitting Moon provides women with information on how to prepare for a new child and how to have a healthy postpartum period. The book includes information on nutrition, especially Chinese nutrition, what physical changes a new mother might expect, common ailments and how to help heal them, qi gong, acupressure, meditation, and exercise. Also includes recipes for the first four weeks after birth and meal plans.

Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease

A Guide to Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Wellness
Author: Dana Trentini,Mary Shomon
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738218685
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 352
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At minimum, 27 million Americans have thyroid disease. Despite being the majority of thyroid sufferers, women rarely know that thyroid problems increase their risk of pregnancy complications, including infertility, preeclampsia, miscarriage, premature delivery, and low birth weight. This awareness gap affects patients and doctors, who know little about the ramifications of an undiagnosed or under-treated thyroid condition on a mother and her unborn baby. Founder of Dana Trentini and thyroid health advocate and bestselling author Mary Shomon have both endured challenges with pregnancies due to thyroid disorders. In Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease, they team up to give readers the answers they need. With personal stories and cutting-edge medical advice from leading health practitioners, the book explains how to recognize thyroid symptoms, get properly diagnosed/treated, manage thyroid problems during pregnancy, overcome thyroid-related infertility, and deal with postpartum challenges.

The Natural Pregnancy Book, Third Edition

Your Complete Guide to a Safe, Organic Pregnancy and Childbirth with Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices
Author: Aviva Jill Romm
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 160774449X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
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A revised and updated edition of the classic handbook for women seeking a safe, organic, eco-friendly, and natural pregnancy, featuring an integrative-based approach with new medical, herbal, and nutritional information. Over the last two decades, The Natural Pregnancy Book has ushered thousands of women through happy and healthy pregnancies. Addressing women's health from conception to birth, Dr. Romm describes herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy, and allays such familiar concerns as anxiety, fatigue, morning sickness, and stretch marks. She also discusses the components of a healthy diet, with an emphasis on natural foods. New to this edition is integrative health advice based on Dr. Romm's new credentials as a Yale-trained physician, combined with her twenty years of experience as a midwife and herbalist.

Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth

The New Mom's Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester
Author: Jolene Brighten
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996817202
Page: 236
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You've been preparing for this moment over the last 9 months. You've meticulously poured over decisions to make your baby's transition into this world just right. But how much thought and planning have gone into your transition into motherhood? In this comprehensive and warmhearted guide, Dr. Jolene Brighten, a Naturopathic Doctor and mother, shares her tips, natural techniques, and over 30 herbal and nutritional recipes to support healing and the transition into motherhood. Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth provides answers and solutions to common postpartum conditions, including: - Breastfeeding support and natural solutions to enhance milk supply - Herbal preparations to heal vaginal tissues, cracked nipples and more - Natural approaches to elevating mood and easing anxiety - Autoimmune thyroid, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, digestive support and many other conditions that can arise from childbirth

The Mommy Plan, Restoring Your Post-Pregnancy Body Naturally, Using Women's Traditional Wisdom

Author: Valerie Lynn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542889865
Page: 226
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For the very first time food science, anatomy and medical science are put behind core tenants of one of the most effective traditional post-pregnancy recovery programs in the world. Specific guidelines and recommendations surrounding a mother's diet, activities and personal care after childbirth are presented in detail. How food is used as medicine and why certain foods can negatively or positively affect the healing capabilities of a woman's body as it transitions back to a non-pregnant state are answered. The traditional recovery guidelines presented in this book have been adapted for a western diet and lifestyle making it easy, and cost effective, for a recovering mother to incorporate them into her daily routine. Suggestions of how staple meals can be adapted to the recommended cooking guidelines as well as sample recipes and shopping lists are included. Moms are Searching for Ways to Speed-Up Recovery from Pregnancy The childbirth community is in transition as more mothers are searching for ways to help speed up their recovery from childbirth as the United States is one of only four countries in the world that does not require employers to provide paid maternity care. Therefore, moms need to return to work as soon as they are able. The result of this is that there is a postpartum epidemic happening in the United States as approximately 1.25 million mothers are diagnosed annually with some type of postpartum related anxiety, illness or depression (PPD). Post-pregnancy Recovery Information Void There is ample knowledge regarding fertility and pregnancy in western countries however there is a huge void in any specific post-pregnancy recovery knowledge that is widely known or followed. Western countries that do not have a supportive post-pregnancy culture have only one solution, to turn to countries that have a rich postnatal heritage in order to gain insight and knowledge. Therefore, Western countries are no longer ignoring the fact that there is ample evidence-based proof regarding the effectiveness of traditional post-pregnancy guidelines and how they accelerate a mother's recovery from pregnancy and childbirth. However, the primary obstacle in the past, to allow for general acceptance, has been the lack of explanation of how traditional post-pregnancy guidelines positively affects a mother's body as it transitions back to a non-pregnant state; and how such effects assist with a speedy recovery? These obstacles have been demystified in this book. Don't Underestimate Them, Understand Them Western countries are no longer underestimating the effectiveness of traditional post-pregnancy traditions; they are being understood. As women across the world are embracing more natural ways and means into their lifestyle, western mommies are searching for natural ways to recover from childbirth. The ability to heal at a faster rate from pregnancy is required in modern cultures as women must resume their normal life within weeks after delivery. The Mommy Plan is an introduction of the modern practical application of traditional post-pregnancy care. The Daddy Plan Dads are also remembered with the final chapter of the book called, The Daddy Plan. There is a note to mommies in the beginning of this chapter to, -Pass the book over to the daddy to read.- This chapter provides dads with a brief overview of important information for new, as well as successive, dads on how they may best support the mommy. REAL COMMENTS FROM REAL DADS are included to share real-life dad-to-dad perspectives and where modern dads get their information from popular websites on the internet.

Build Your Nest

A Postpartum Planning Workbook
Author: Kestrel Gates
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533610386
Page: 104
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The Build Your Nest workbook offers expectant parents a postpartum planning process for having rest, support, and care after their babies are born. It gives plenty of guide posts, and yet supports people in finding their own way. They come through the process with a personalized plan, specific to their parenting style, family structure, and community. The workbook* honors this time with a new born as precious and sacred* addresses your needs for nourishment, rest, baby bonding, and community* supports you in personal reflection* affirms your inner wisdom and parenting styles* helps you uncover resources you may not realized were there* invites dialogue between you and your partner, supporting alignmentThe Workbook draws on traditional postpartum practices that honor new mothers with care with a focus on recovery and long term health. Specifically, I look to Chinese Medicine and traditional Asian practices that are about rest and warmth. The workbook guides you in setting up contingency plans for unexpected birth outcomes and challenges specific to the postpartum time. It offers information on cesarean recovery, mental health challenges, breastfeeding and bottle feeding. It also has a multiples section for parents expecting twins or triplets. It explains placenta encapsulation, belly wrapping, and other DIY recovery tools. It also explores other aspects of your life that are affected like your finances and your family relationships. I take a holistic approach that is both gentle and informative, empowering you to pick and choose what is right for you and your family.The workbook can help you plan for slowing down and savoring your newborn, feeling rested and taken care of, and knowing that you have a community there to help you when you need it.The workbook includes:* holistic tips for healing* practical solutions to common challenges-journal exercises* planning calendars and worksheets* a pregnancy-to-do list-getting to know your local resources* complete template for your postpartum planEven if you have the most attentive work-at-home partner or your mother is coming for 2 weeks or you've hired a postpartum doula, The Workbook will be enormously helpful. You will see how their support fits into your larger plan and ease the transition when you no longer have their support. Creating a broader base of support will help you feel more connected to your community.You may have older children and you have been through all this before. While in some ways experienced mothers can welcome a new baby with more confidence and ease, it is important to remember that each birth and each baby is a whole new experience. Usually families with older children receive less support even though their parenting load is growing. Careful planning and calling in support is beneficial to the whole family, helping older siblings adjust to life with a newborn.Mothers benefit from being well taken care of. Babies benefit from having mothers that are well taken care of. Siblings, husbands, partners benefit from having mothers that are well taken care of. There is always more love to go around, when there is less stress. This is something that we can plan for!

How to Conceive Naturally

And Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30
Author: Christa Orecchio,Willow Buckley
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN: 1455534218
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 384
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The new comprehensive guide to healthy conception, pregnancy, and postpartum that every woman over thirty must read More and more women are choosing to have children later in life, but since fertility declines starting at age thirty, many moms-to-be face conception and pregnancy with fear, uncertainty, and anxiety. Women thirty and older who wish to conceive naturally are often told it is a "bit too late" for easy conception, or they are forced to turn to invasive, expensive treatments. But there is a better way! With HOW TO CONCEIVE NATURALLY: AND HAVE A HEALTHY PREGNANCY AFTER 30 readers will discover that it's possible to have a healthy pregnancy in your thirties or early forties. Experts Christa Orecchio and Willow Buckley share their vast knowledge of holistic health, nutrition, and fertility in this powerful program that has helped thousands of women conceive naturally and quickly. From a 12-week preconception fertility detox to a postpartum plan to rebalance hormones, this book empowers women to take charge of their fertility at any age. Orecchio and Buckley present the most current research in nutrition and homeopathy to equip women with the wide-ranging knowledge they'll need on each step of the journey to having a baby naturally, from preconception to postpartum.

The Pregnancy Diet

Author: Eileen Behan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671003933
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 194
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Covers the full range of healthy weight gain and pregnancy nutrition, identifying specifically what and what not to eat, explaining how to return to pre-pregnancy weight, addressing special needs, and outlining safe exercise options. Original.

The Fourth Trimester

A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality
Author: Kimberly Ann Johnson
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611804000
Category: Mother and child
Page: 360
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A holistic, practical guide to help support women through post-partum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels. Pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum offer women some of the most emotionally enriching and satisfying experiences of their life. But many women entering motherhood are shocked at their lack of preparation or awareness about what that actually means for their bodies, minds, spirits, and relationships. Kimberly Johnson, a doula, post-partum recovery expert, and yoga instructor has created a wise and supportive illustrated guide that offers women a roadmap to this very important transition that can last a few months--or even a few years. She draws from her vast professional experience, as well as her own personal experience, and also a number of disciplines including Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, yoga, herbal medicine, energetics, and traditional (folk) remedies, among others, to create a truly rich and holistic guide. The book offers advice for pregnant women on how to prepare their body for birth; how to organize themselves and their households for the best possible transition to motherhood; simple practices to facilitate healing and restore energy; and how to strengthen relationships and aid the return to sex. Johnson also explores the complex and often conflicting emotions that arise post-partum, and explores the profound nature of childbirth and new motherhood. She helps women contextualize their experience and tap into the spiritual opportunities it can provide.


A Modern, Caring Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Motherhood
Author: Erica Chidi Cohen
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452152639
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach. Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. This beautiful and comprehensive pregnancy companion covers everything from the beginning months of pregnancy to the baby's first weeks. Including supportive and encouraging self-care and mindfulness exercises along with more than 40 charming and helpful illustrations, here's everything a modern mama would want to know: fetal development, nutrition support for every month of pregnancy, making birth choices, the basics of breastfeeding, and more.

Our Babies, Ourselves

How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent
Author: Meredith Small
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307763978
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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A thought-provoking combination of practical parenting information and scientific analysis, Our Babies, Ourselves is the first book to explore why we raise our children the way we do--and to suggest that we reconsider our culture's traditional views on parenting. New parents are faced with innumerable decisions to make regarding the best way to care for their baby, and, naturally, they often turn for guidance to friends and family members who have already raised children. But as scientists are discovering, much of the trusted advice that has been passed down through generations needs to be carefully reexamined. In this ground-breaking book, anthropologist Meredith Small reveals her remarkable findings in the new science of ethnopediatrics. Professor Small joins pediatricians, child-development researchers, and anthropologists across the country who are studying to what extent the way we parent our infants is based on biological needs and to what extent it is based on culture--and how sometimes what is culturally dictated may not be what's best for babies. Should an infant be encouraged to sleep alone? Is breast-feeding better than bottle-feeding, or is that just a myth of the nineties? How much time should pass before a mother picks up her crying infant? And how important is it really to a baby's development to talk and sing to him or her? These are but a few of the important questions Small addresses, and the answers not only are surprising, but may even change the way we raise our children. From the Trade Paperback edition.