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After the Baby's Birth: A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women Paperback – September 1, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
With the power of being a mother and midwife, Lim writes this book as a gift to all new mothers, introducing them to their post-partumn lives in a beautiful, natural, and nourishing way.
I read this book after my second daughter was born and it change my reality. When I had my first child my post-partum experience was terrible, I was a new mother and had no access to anyone who really cared or unerstood what I was going through. All the doctor's saw me as was a body. No room for my feelings or quesions about my new role, or knowledge of natural healing herbs or message was available to me. It was a shame, and I feel that many women unknowingly accept this fate.
After reading this book for my second post-partum experience, I was empowered by Lim's nourishing words and wisdom, to take care of the part of myself that was a mother, not just a body. My emotions, my diet, my relationship with my husband and other child, knowledge of helpful herbs, and ayurvedic massage all come togother in a way that wholistic and nourishing.
This book is an important book for this time, when women are now begining to comprehend their roles as mothers in a completely new way than ever before, Women are now allowed to be the beautiful and natural healers that we have always wanted to be. Everyday we nourish our families, and nourish our co-workers, and bosses at work, but in this very special time of post-partum, it is finally our time to nourish and heal ourselves, and take time out to experience the bliss of our new family.
Lim's book will help us walk along this path guided by her wisdom and experience of attending the births of thousands of babies to women and mothers all around the world.
I highly reccommend this book to for any new mother, it will make a perfect gift.
Beginning with support through the initial days of wonder and overwhelming motherhood, Robin covers all aspects of preventative health care - how to keep oneself healthy and avoid needless problems. Exercise, infant feeding, maternal nutrition, sexuality, sleep(lessness), and emotional vulnerability are all addressed while allowing for the variety of familial configurations in our modern society.
Illustrations are simple and clear. Writing space is provided for journaling or personal note taking.
The book is a "must-read" for all expectant and new mothers. I practically require it for my patients. A great baby shower gift!
So many books focus only on the new baby and overlook all the changes the mother is going through. This book has a more wholistic approach with a strong focus on the mother's health. I didn't follow all of the advice to the letter but appreciated having lots of information that is not western-centric.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While this book has some good points, I really wouldn't recommend it to a postpartum mom. It is way too opinionated and outdated. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Catherine
This book is very granola and outdated. Wish I would have passed.Published 12 months ago by Jamie Elifritz
So much is attention is focused on pregnancy, it is hard to find to a good book written for the postpartum mother. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Moon Mama