"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 Birth)
"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)
From the Back Cover
PARENTING / PREGNANCY
“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.