Synopses & Reviews
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.
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, this is a sensitive, practical guide to post-pregnancy health.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
About the Author
ROBIN LIM is a mother, midwife, author, and poet. She has written for Mothering magazine and is a contributing editor for Midwifery Today. Robin lives with her family in Bali, Indonesia.
Table of Contents
A midwife's view of postpartum : now that you and the baby have met -- Postpartum : unfolding as a mother -- Write about giving birth -- The first days postpartum : a delicate passage -- Postpartum primer : taking care of yourself and your baby -- Breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, and breast care -- Postpartum pelvic health -- Postpartum toners -- The importance of posture -- Toning what's inside -- More movement for mothers -- Toning your body as you play with your baby -- Good health now and for the rest of your life -- Herbs for the postpartum woman -- Making friends with food -- Healing touch -- Women's health wisdom from the East : internal massage exercises -- The Ayurvedic lifestyle -- Mothering : an openhearted lifestyle -- Issues of the heart -- Shared stories -- Natural family planning.