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Book Review: I’ve Had My Baby, Now What? Your Step By Step Guide To Surviving The Postpartum Year Safely and Naturally by Shalay Strums

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I’ve Had My Baby, Now What? Your Step by Step Guide to Surviving the Postpartum Year Safely and Naturally by Shalay Strums addresses some of the most difficult issues in the period after childbirth. Examples of these problems are exhaustion, depression and a general feeling of being ill at ease. The feelings range from fainting, night shaking, insomnia, panic and fear. The author refers to this as the postpartum year. Thankfully, she has good strategies to cushion the impact.

Strums documents the intense hormonal changes in the postpartum period which include hot flashes, rapid heartbeat, irritability, crashing fatigue, muscle tension, hair loss, tingling in the extremities, ringing in the ears, arthritis, gallbladder issues, magnesium deficiency and internal shaking among other things.

Strums documents a whole range of foods that support a rebalancing of the bodily systems like omega 3, brown rice, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, leafy green vegetables, spinach, broccoli, celery, parsley, cucumbers, fresh berries, yams
and many others.

In addition, Strums mentions the importance of prenatal vitamins, the B complex vitamins, Vitamin D3, flax oil, blue-green algae, ionic minerals and much more. Yoga, acupuncture and walking are also important components in the healing process which is set forth at length in the book.

I’ve Had My Baby, Now What? is an important book to help facilitate full recovery in the postpartum period after childbirth. Strums has anticipated the classic problems women have after childbirth. Simple strategies are offered based upon the author’s vast experience with these phenomena over the course of her six pregnancies.

This book is an excellent supplement to your medical library of health books. The contents should be implemented in conjunction with the existing medical team in order to customize the presentation to your own individual health
profile and needs. The book is brief and easy to understand.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.