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Natural Health after Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness Paperback – January 1, 2002
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"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)
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“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., author of An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants
“This is a superb and much-needed book that should help and support all postpartum mothers.”
--Suzanne Arms, award-winning photojournalist and author of Immaculate Deception II: Myth, Magic & Birth
New mothers need their own special care and support--just like their new babies--to adjust to the myriad challenges facing them after birth: changing body image, lifestyle, work arrangements, and relationships. Now midwife, herbalist, and mother of four, Aviva Jill Romm shares her years of experience and insights into how to make this crucial life transition a smooth and happy one.
Aviva offers solutions to situations that can seem completely overwhelming--how to get enough rest by building a support circle of family and friends; how to eat well using her 17 high-energy recipes; how to replenish your spirit with healing baths; and how to regain your strength and tone your abdomen and pelvic area with postnatal yoga exercises. Providing 80 easy-to-make herbal remedies to heal and restore vitality to your body and to stimulate milk production, Aviva carries her advice through the entire first year, including tips on how to soothe fussy babies and how to recapture your sex life.
Natural Health after Birth provides the support that is so often lacking for new mothers--support both for stay-at-home moms and those who will return to their jobs soon after the birth. Written with humor and compassion by someone who really understands the journey, Aviva Romm offers practical wisdom and concrete strategies for negotiating the beautiful but demanding path of motherhood while maintaining a strong sense of self.
AVIVA JILL ROMM is a certified professional midwife, practicing herbalist, and the president of the American Herbalists Guild. Her children are now ages 17, 14, 10, and 8. Her previous books include The Natural Pregnancy Book, Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide, and Naturally Healthy Babies and Children. She lives with her family in Georgia.
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A midwife and herbalist for 25 years, and now a Yale trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, she is one of the nation's leaders in the field of botanical medicine and the author of 7 books on natural medicine for women and children. Her focus is on women's and children's health, with an emphasis on the impact of stress on health, energy, food cravings, weight, chronic disease, and hormone imbalance.
An internationally respected authority on botanical and functional medicine for women and children, with 30 years of clinical experience, she is the author of 7 books on natural medicine, including Botanical Medicine for Women's Health, winner of the American Botanical Council's James Duke Award.
A graduate of Yale School of Medicine where she received the Internal Medicine Award for "outstanding academic achievement and community service," Aviva completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Yale where she was instrumental in creating the school's first integrative medicine curriculum. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Romm is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Yale Integrative Medicine Program, is Medical Director of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and Therapeutic Compendium, and sits on the expert panel of the American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook. She also serves on the numerous boards and advisory committees.
Dr, Romm is a leader in the revolution to transform the current medical system into one that respects the intrinsic healing capacities of the body and nature - while helping women take their health into their own hands. Her goal is to foster greater access to a health-based, trans-disciplinary health care model. Her primary commitment is to practicing and teaching clinical medicine, promoting an ecological basis for health, and continuing to care for mothers, children, and families. Her areas of research include botanical medicine with a focus on the needs of women and children, improving maternity care models, mind-body medicine, and the impact of environment on health. She is a gardener, artist, and visionary physician, as well as the mother of 4 grown children and grandmother of two - all 6 born at home.
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This book offers a wealth of information. You can start using herbs immediately!Published 4 months ago by Natalie Ward
This book gives many homemade recipes for both beauty and health. The author gives many tips on :) being s new mother and how to take care of ourselves. I really enjoyed this book.Published 16 months ago by San Diego Shoe Girl
I get tired of reading books that think yoga is so great...it is a Hindu exercises worshiping the sun and other gods. I do not like this. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Rose Hill
This book was so so helpful for me as a new mom. It really validated a lot of what I was feeling and experiencing. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Aaron Bernard
It was kind of a disappointment for me as I thought I would learn many new things - turns out much of the content are common sense. It was quite a boring read to mePublished on January 29, 2014 by W. Michelmann
This book is a good remind of the importance of taking care of yourself and slowly easing into your new life with a new baby.Published on May 4, 2013 by ariccardi
This was invaluable information for me after the birth of my daughter. I like the fact that her writing is clear and concise - no fluff or condescension. Read morePublished on November 6, 2011 by Melissa Vold
I was not a first time mother, so a lot of this stuff was not new to me, but I found it wonderful and informative even 8 months postpartum. A must for new parents!Published on July 24, 2011 by D. Wright