Natural Pregnancy Book Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices

ISBN-10: 1587611783

ISBN-13: 9781587611780

Edition: 2nd 2003

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This text explores botanical medicine and pregnancy. It is a complete guide for the woman who envisions a safe pregnancy without technological intervention, as nature intended.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication date: 5/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

AVIVA JILL ROMM is a midwife and herbalist who has been the director of the LifeCycles Center for Midwifery and Botanical Medicine since 1985. Current president of the American Herbalists Guild, she is the author of several books and many articles on natural healing and pregnancy issues. Ms. Romm lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and four children.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Your Pregnancy
The Basics
A Brief History of Birthing Practices
What I Mean by Natural
Alternative Childbirth and the Resurgence of Midwifery
Looking to the Future
Becoming Body-Centered
Learning to Listen to Your Body
Feelings and Fears about Your Body
Moving Your Body Joyously
Reclaiming Women's Wisdom
The Baby inside You
Your Growing Baby
Creating a Nourishing Prenatal Environment
Communicating with Your Baby
Prenatal Care
Choosing Your Prenatal Care Provider
Prenatal Visits
Prenatal Testing
Childbirth Education Classes
Nutrition during Pregnancy
Committing Yourself to Eating Well
Every Woman Is Unique
Diet Diaries
Essential Nutrients
Vegetarian and Other Natural Foods Diets
Supplements
Cravings
Weight Gain
Herbs, Safety, and Pregnancy Health
Herbs to Avoid during Pregnancy
Herbs to Promote and Maintain Pregnancy Health
Exercise and Posture
Posture
Essential Movements for Pregnant Women
Pelvic Health
Massage: Passive Exercise
The Need for Rest
Relaxation Techniques
Spending Time Out-of-Doors
Physical Changes during Pregnancy
Your Breasts
Your Yoni
Digestive Changes
Urinary Tract
Uterus and Belly
Skin and Hair
Bones and Muscles
Touch, Sound, and Smell
Emotional Changes by Trimester
First Trimester
Second Trimester
Third Trimester
The Month before Birth
Nutrition and Rest during Late Pregnancy
Herbs for Late Pregnancy and Birth Preparation
Preparing Your Body for Birth
Preparing for Breastfeeding
What You Need after the Baby Is Born
Celebrating Pregnancy
Pregnancy as a Rite of Passage
An Opportunity for Personal Growth
Self-Empowerment
Your Changing Family
Your Relationship with Your Mate
When You Already Have Children
The Man's Point of View by Tracy Romm
Common Concerns During Pregnancy
A Guide to Common Pregnancy Issues
Anemia
Anxiety (see "Insomnia and Anxiety")
Backaches and Sciatica
Bleeding and Cramping in Early Pregnancy
Bleeding, Late-Pregnancy
Breasts, Sore
Breech Births
Colds, Flu, and Mild Illnesses
Constipation
Cramping (see "Bleeding and Cramping in Early Pregnancy")
Ectopic Pregnancy
Edema (see "Swelling")
Emotional Swings
Fatigue
Fibroids, Uterine
Flu (see "Colds, Flu, and Mild Illnesses")
Headaches
Heartburn (see "Indigestion and Heartburn")
Hemorrhoids (see "Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoids")
Herpes
High Blood Pressure
Indigestion and Heartburn
Insomnia and Anxiety
Itchiness and Skin Troubles
Ketones in Urine (see "Urine Testing for Protein, Sugar, or Ketones")
Late-Pregnancy Bleeding (see "Bleeding, Late Pregnancy")
Leg Cramps
Minor Illnesses (see "Colds, Flu, and Mild Illnesses")
Miscarriage
Morning Sickness
Protein in Urine (see "Urine Testing for Protein, Sugar, or Ketones")
Sciatica (see "Backaches and Sciatica")
Skin Troubles (see "Itchiness and Skin Troubles")
Stretch Marks
Sugar in Urine (see "Urine Testing for Protein, Sugar, or Ketones")
Swelling
Toxemia
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
Urine Testing for Protein, Sugar, or Ketones
Vaginal Infections
Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoids
Vomiting, Severe (Hyperemesis gravidarum)
Herbal Preparations
Common and Latin Names for Herbs in This Book
Resources
Bibliography
Index
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