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.

A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Health

Author: Dean Raffelock,Robert Roundtree,Virginia Hopkins,Melissa Block

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 9781583331385

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 294

View: 3593

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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.

The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Genevieve Howland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150114667X

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 528

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"Mama Natural's Week to Week Guide to Pregnancy is the modern (and yet ancient) approach to pregnancy and childbirth. "Natural" recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage--not a medical condition. This book draws upon the latest research showing how beneficial and life-changing natural birth is for both babies and moms. Full of weekly advice and tips for a healthy pregnancy, Grace details vital nutrition to take, natural remedies for common and troublesome symptoms, as well as the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of interventions. Pregnancy, childbirth, health, health and wellness, parenting, family"--

Natural Birth

A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Breastfeeding

Author: Kristina Turner

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 1782501142

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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In our society childbirth is often viewed as something to be feared and even to be avoided, through elective caesarian or extreme pain suppression. In this uplifting book Kristina Turner applies esoteric knowledge to show practical ways of transforming a difficult experience into a positive and deeply spiritual one. Kristina looks closely at the physical processes that take place in the body during pregnancy and childbirth, as well at explaining the facts behind hospital procedures and options for home birth -- providing readers with the necessary knowledge to make their own choices. She feels that birthing should be viewed as a unified process, from the nine months of pregnancy through labour to the many months of breastfeeding; all three stages contribute to developing the bond between mother and child and the child's emotional function. Kristina writes beautifully about the sacred mystery inherent in conception and pregnancy, and guides the new mother towards being a conscious participant in the spiritual process of bringing life into this world. This book is both very practical and hugely inspiring.

Baby Weight

The Complete Guide to Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness

Author: Micky Marie Morrison

Publisher: Body Works

ISBN: 9780615522586

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 197

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Baby Weight, an innovative prenatal and postpartum fitness plan, helps you control weight gain and maintain muscle tone during pregnancy and get your body back faster after baby comes. Baby Weight is unique to other books on the market today in that it was developed by a licensed Physical Therapist and certified Perinatal Fitness Educator, offering the insight of an experienced healthcare professional aware of the unique needs of the prenatal and postpartum mother. Learn all you need to know about the changes in your body and how to counteract adverse body changes and common aches and pains through specific exercises that isolate the exact muscles weakened during pregnancy and childbirth. Baby Weight features the CoreMama(tm) exercises, which teach you to work the muscles that need it most in a progressive and intense program that caters to all fitness levels. Since the exercises were developed by a Physical Therapist and Perinatal Fitness Educator specializing the treatment of women during and after pregnancy, you can rest assured that the intense exercises will safely challenge you within the limits of your abilities to push to the next level. You will sweat, you will tremble, and you will definitely feel like you've had a work out after doing these exercises! After baby comes, the postnatal program will teach you to use your baby's weight to help you lose your baby weight by incorporating your baby into the exercises, making them more effective and more fun! The handling techniques used to integrate baby into the exercises, developed by a neonatal and pediatric Physical Therapist, help stimulate your baby's motor development. Mom and baby grow strong together!Of course, weight control doesn't depend on exercise alone. Learn to follow a balanced and healthy diet with Baby Weight's practical and easy-to-implement nutritional advice that teaches you to make conscious food choices. If you are looking for a guide to get and stay in shape during and after pregnancy, look no further!

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.

Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Author: Lee S. Cohen

Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781585622252

Category: Medical

Page: 148

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Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum earns its important place in the literature by detailing our current understanding of the course, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric illness during pregnancy and postpartum, including breast-feeding -- a top priority today because we now know that active maternal psychiatric illness during pregnancy and postpartum can exert long-term negative effects on child development and cause significant morbidity for the mother. In just five concise richly informative chapters, the nine distinguished contributors to Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum dispel prevailing beliefs and offer invaluable guidance in treating women during pregnancy and postpartum: • Course of Psychiatric Illness During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period -- Despite the enduring belief that pregnancy is a time of emotional well-being for women, emerging data show that pregnancy is instead a time of increased vulnerability to psychiatric illness.• Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy -- Though the use of psychotropic medications during pregnancy and postpartum raises concerns, the accumulating data support the use of certain SSRIs/tricyclic antidepressants, especially when balanced against the risk to both mother and child of depression during pregnancy.• Management of Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: Weighing the Risks and Benefits -- Although the onset of bipolar disorder (BP) tends to occur during women's reproductive years, surprisingly little is known about the impact of the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum, breast-feeding, and menopause on the course and treatment of bipolar disorder. • Postpartum Mood Disorders -- Women experience a dramatic increase in their risk of developing severe psychiatric illness during postpartum for a full year after delivery. Often overlooked, postpartum disorders must be identified and treated as early as possible to reduce the mother's risk for recurrent and treatment-refractory illness and the child's risk for long-term development problems due to the detrimental effect of maternal depression.• Use of Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers in Breast-feeding Women -- This expanded clinical appraisal of the literature on antidepressant and mood stabilizer use in breast-feeding women shows that additional detailed pharmacokinetic investigations are urgently needed to enhance our understanding of nursing infant exposure and the role(s) of pharmacogenomics in determining infant exposure. Meticulously referenced and remarkably succinct, Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum provides critical information about the course of illness during pregnancy and postpartum to help guide effective individualized treatment decisions-decisions that are ultimately based on the patient's wishes.

A Holistic Guide To Embracing Pregnancy, Childbirth, And Motherhood

Wisdom and Advice from a Doula

Author: Karen Salt

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786730730

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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The newly pregnant woman faces a multitude of changes in her mind, life, and body, some of which are addressed by traditional medical care but many of which are not. In this holistic guide, the expectant mother will find warm and reassuring advice that will help her stay calm, focused, and energized during this exciting time and beyond.Rather than treat the arrival of a baby as strictly a one-moment-in-time medical event, author Karen Salt provides advice and wisdom to "treat" the whole woman-her emotions and her physical changes-and covers the entire year-long experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Salt's holistic approach unveils for mothers-to-be the backbone of the doula role-to provide support, information, advocacy, and facilitation to women during pregnancy, labor, and early motherhood-and teaches her the many ways to use the doula philosophy to nurture herself through the process. From meditation and relaxation exercises, to fitness and nutrition advice to tips for achieving "positive energy living," this comprehensive guide puts mothers in control of their pregnancy, their birthing experience, and their approach to this wonderful and life-altering time.

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.

The Natural Pregnancy Book

Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices

Author: Aviva Jill Romm

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0307804674

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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Reading The Natural Pregnancy Book is like having your own personal herbalist and midwife at your side. Expertly written by Aviva Jill Romm, who has been providing family-centered natural health care for almost twenty years, it guides women through treating the common ills and ailments of pregnancy simply with herbs and nutrition. Aviva thoughtfully follows the woman's journey from baby's conception to birth, describing herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy, along with those you should avoid during your term. Her herbal remedies cover 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. With its detailed information and comforting voice, The Natural Pregnancy Book is a complete primer for the woman who envisions a safe pregnancy as nature intended it.

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 HypothyroidMom.com 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 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.

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.

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.

Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth

The New Mom's Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester

Author: Jolene Brighten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996817202

Category:

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

Nurture

A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood—and Trusting Yourself and Your Body

Author: Erica Chidi Cohen

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452152799

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.

Beyond the Blues

Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Author: Shoshana Bennett PhD,Pec Indman EdD MFT

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611878158

Category: Self-Help

Page: 162

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BEYOND THE BLUES contains the most up-to-date information about risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mood and anxiety disorders in pregnancy and postpartum. Straightforward yet compassionate, it is required reading for all who work with pregnant and postpartum women, as well as for those suffering before or after the baby is born. "An indispensable guide to understanding and treating prenatal and postpartum depression. This book is a gift not only to healthcare providers but also to family and friends of mothers suffering from these devastating perinatal mood disorders." -Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN Professor, University of Connecticut, School of Nursing Coauthor of Postpartum Depression Screening Scale "In BEYOND THE BLUES, Bennett and Indman offer a compact yet surprisingly comprehensive manual on prenatal and postpartum depression. Readable and practical, they systematically address screening and assessment, finding a therapist, myths about nursing and bonding, and treatment. Interesting and helpful are suggestions for family and friends. For health professionals, there is detailed diagnostic and treatment information. Beyond the Blues is a quick read with an easy-to-handle format. Recommended for consumer health and health sciences collections." -Library Journal "This book will be of great help for both women and their health care providers, providing information on all aspects of depression in pregnancy and in the post-postpartum, including safety/risk of medication therapy." -Adrienne Einarson RN Assistant Director, The Motherisk Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

The Art of Natural Family Planning

Postpartum Student Guide

Author: Couple to Couple League,I Couple to Couple League International

Publisher: Couple to Couple League International

ISBN: 9780926412323

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 75

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Natural Family Planning (NFP) is fertility awareness, the knowledge of a couple s fertility. It is a means of reading the body s signs of fertility and infertility. Applying this knowledge through the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) is over 99% effective in postponing a pregnancy, and can be very helpful when trying to achieve one. Many NFP couples find, however, that the transition time following the birth of a baby presents unique challenges as the woman s body adjusts hormonally to the birth and her method of baby feeding. With The Art of Natural Family Planning Postpartum Student Guide you will: - Learn to recognize the hormonal changes in the transition from pregnancy back to normal fertility cycles - Realize the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of your baby s life, and continued breastfeeding thereafter until child-led weaning - Know all the various types of baby feeding and how each one affects the return of fertility - Learn how to

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 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.