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Salud Natural después del Parto

La Guía Completa para una Buena Salud Postparto

Published by ITI en Espanol
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Las nuevas madres necesitan de su propio cuidado y apoyo especial igual que sus nuevos bebés para ajustarse a los innumerables cambios que enfrentan después del nacimiento: cambios en la imagen de su cuerpo, estilo de vida, arreglos en el trabajo y relaciones. Ahora la partera, especialista herbolaria y madre de cuatro, Aviva Jill Romm comparte sus años de experiencia y nos ilustra en cómo hacer de esta transición crucial de vida un suceso suave y feliz.

Aviva ofrece soluciones a situaciones que pueden parecer completamente abrumadoras cómo tener el suficiente descanso al construir un círculo de apoyo de su familia y amigas; cómo comer bien usando sus 17 recetas altas en energía; cómo recargar su espíritu con baños sanadores; y cómo recobrar su fuerza y tono de su abdomen y del área pélvica, con ejercicios de yoga postnatales. Proporcionando 80 remedios herbales fáciles de hacer, para sanar y restaurar la vitalidad de su cuerpo y estimular la producción de leche, Aviva lleva su consejo a través del primer año completo, incluyendo pautas de cómo calmar a bebés molestos y cómo recobrar su vida sexual de las madres.

Salud Natural después del Parto proporciona el apoyo que a menudo les falta a las nuevas madres ayuda tanto a las madres que se quedan en casa, como a aquellas que regresarán a sus trabajos poco después del parto. Escrito con humor y compasión por alguien que en realidad entiende el viaje, Aviva Romm ofrece una sabiduría práctica y estrategias concretas, para negociar con el hermoso pero demandante camino de la maternidad, mientras mantiene un fuerte sentido de su propio yo.


Natural Health after Birth
The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness
What is the Postpartum?
Midwife Raven Lang once stated, "As long as the baby is still in diapers and you're up in the night, you're postpartum." Such a view reminds mothers that the demands of motherhood, which can include intense sleep deprivation and maximum amounts of energy being poured out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to another person, no matter how loved and wanted that baby is, is demanding. Unfortunately, our cultural definition of postpartum does not include this more simple and holistic view.

Rather than limiting postpartum to an arbitrarily chosen six weeks allowed for recovery, many midwives, childbirth educators, and postpartum doulas are encouraging women to see the postpartum as a fourth trimester, allowing themselves at least a full three months for physical recovery, spiritual integration, and emotional assimilation. Even three months, agree many experts, may be too short a time, with many mothers saying that it was closer to eight months when they began to feel more settled in their role as mother, and able to also regain a sense of personal identity and clarity. Three months, however, may be considered the first milestone when women begin to feel like they are getting their feet on the ground. It also gives friends and family a clear framework for setting expectations for the mother, allowing her three full months to receive active help and support. Most of all, it allows you to be gentle with yourself on those days that are more challenging, and gives you an excuse to lie around snuggling with that beautiful baby, savoring every minute as he or she blossoms before your eyes.

After the three-month milestone, one can realistically expect to continue to experience emotional peaks and valleys for many more months as hormones fluctuate, eating habits vary, sleep deprivation continues, baby's breastfeed, and you strive to keep up with your baby's changing schedule and needs. As a midwife I continue to get calls from mothers well into the first year after they've given birth, with questions about sleeping habits, teething, breastfeeding, introducing solid foods, and so on. It is always an opportunity to really check in with the mom to see how she is doing, whether she is caring for herself as well as she is caring for her baby, and to praise her on a job well done. These phone conversations are often filled with sighs of relief from the moms, as they hear me remind them that feeling overwhelmed is part of the territory of motherhood in our fast-paced society, and reflects no short-comings of their own. Expanding the definition for postpartum to include the first year after birth may initially seem like a long time, which in itself may be intimidating, but in the long run it allows you flexible boundaries and should relieve you of a false deadline that says you have to "have it together" by a certain time.

About The Author

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

  • Publisher: ITI en Espanol (September 10, 2003)
  • Length: 276 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780892816965

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Raves and Reviews

"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

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