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.