As a pregnant momma I had so many questions – how do I eat naturally and meet my baby’s nutritional needs, which herbs and supplements are safe and effective for my nausea, restless legs, and other concerns, how do I prepare for an optimal birthing experience, what about sex during pregnancy….you name it. And my pregnant patients had these questions, too. So I gathered from my own experiences and from a wealth of research, and wrote the now classic Natural Pregnancy Book. In a time when pregnancy and birth are becoming increasingly medicalized, this book is your go-to guide for how to keep it healthy, safe, and natural.
Regardless of whether you have a midwife, or if you are one of the women who cannot obtain midwifery care, Aviva’s book is going to be a comfort to you. She understands as a mother and as a midwife what you are going through, and she has an uncommon gift of writing down her knowledge in a way that is accessible and graceful. Read it and be nurtured.
This is truly the best book available on pregnancy and childbirth and should be read by everyone considering parenthood
From conception to birth, and all the days between, this book offers history, remedies, and woman-loving visions of health in a clear voice that rings with experience.
The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Romm is exceptional. It is the book that happily fills the gap between What to Expect When You’re Expecting and the work of Ina May Gaskin. The great message of The Natural Pregnancy Book is to impart such knowledge and resources and encouragement to the woman or the couple to take it into their own hands, make their own path, and be involved; that pregnancy isn’t just something that happens to you—it is something you participate in.
When I read The Natural Pregnancy Book at about 14 weeks pregnant and I cried for a full night. From that moment on, I applied homeopathy, herbs, and my own strength as a woman, to have a beautiful and peaceful pregnancy and a wonderful (first time!) natural delivery. I read your book over and over and over. I even memorized much of it!
The book finally allowed me to have confidence in being a woman. To look at my pregnancy with gratitude and faith, to look at my friends as women who have given birth and who have also suffered losses. I look at my daughters with awe of the potential they have. I will forever see all girls and women, my daughters and myself differently now. I am saving these books for my daughters.”
I have been searching the internet for months to find a medical doctor who has experience with traditional midwifery. You are, literally, the only person I have found.
Thanks for your books! They really helped me out with my most recent pregnancy. I was worried about many symptoms that I’d had in my five previous pregnancies (anemia, low energy, leg spasms) and I really took to heart all of the herbal tips and it made all of the difference. My sixth pregnancy was my easiest and most enjoyable yet!
My daughter is now 4 years old, but when I was pregnant with her, your books were a tremendous resource to me. Thank you so much for your advocacy work in the area of women’s health. A voice like yours is very much needed.
Love your pregnancy book already! I have your Healthy Babies and Children book too and love it as well! They are my little health bibles – thank you so much for writing them!
I really just wanted let you know that your beautiful book helped a woman in London, UK, to trust her instincts and helped her partner to support her in that. It should have been one of the worst nights of my life but despite the pain and sadness it was somehow okay and I felt safe and in the right place. Of all the pregnancy/birth books I had at home, yours was the only one with anything practically helpful to say about miscarriage.”
I should start by saying your have written the BEST books on pregnancy, birth, natural childcare and herbalism. I have read and reread several and refer them to people, daily!
I have The Natural Pregnancy Book and really enjoy it. It’s like no other pregnancy book I have read.
Yours were the first books I read when I learned I was pregnant and in this overly-medicalized culture we live in, they showed me the possibility of a natural, healthy, empowered pregnancy and birth.
Your Natural Pregnancy book was a godsend with my youngest son, who has just turned 8 years old. Also, it was my inspiration to become a doula.
The Natural Pregnancy Book was the first book on pregnancy I bought when I was pleasantly surprised with the conception of my first son. I had never heard of it before, and was just lucky to stumble upon it at a large book store I was browsing. It completely revolutionized my way of thinking about my body, and inspired me to cultivate a deep connection to my developing baby.Thank you so very much.