The Natural Pregnancy Book

The Natural Pregnancy Book

Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices

By Aviva Jill Romm; Jill Aviva Romm; Ina May Gaskin (Foreword by)

Celestial Arts, Paperback, 9781587611780, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 2003

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.

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.

Ina May is one of the founders and the current president of the Midwives' Alliance of North America. She is a powerful advocate for a woman's right to give birth without excessive and unnecessary medical intervention. Her clinical midwifery skills have been developed entirely through independent study and apprenticeship with other midwives around the world. Ina May and fellow Farm midwives were instrumental in the development of the rigorous Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) certification process. In addition to conducting regular midwifery workshops, her speaking engagements take Ina May from Albuquerque to Zurich to Australia.