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Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships

Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships [Kindle Edition]

Rick Hanson , Jan Hanson , Ricki Pollycove
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Mothers today juggle more tasks, work longer hours, and sleep less than their own mothers did. Yet the self-healing revolution has overlooked the most significant issue in the lives of some twenty million women: how to cope with the relentless, sometimes overwhelming, stresses of raising young children in the twenty-first century. Psychologist Rick Hanson, Nutritionist Jan Hanson, and Obstetrician Ricki Pollycove offer hundreds of practical ways a mother can lift her mood, stay energetic and healthy, build teamwork and intimacy with her partner-and be at her best for her family, during the stressful and crucial first three to five years of her child's life. Plus they explain how the strains of motherhood can literally deplete a woman's body, draining it of important nutrients such as minerals and amino acids-sometimes so severely that she experiences the Depleted Mother Syndrome (DMS) that affects at least one mother in ten. Covering everything from stress relief in the middle of a crazy day to getting more sleep, eating better, balancing home and work, sharing the load fairly, and keeping a strong love alive with her partner, Mother Nurture is the first book to present a comprehensive program that helps a mom take care of herself while she takes care of her family.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2077 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00474NOC6
  • Publisher: Penguin; 1 edition (2 April 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #410,814 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 15 Dec 2007
By Dizzy
this is a fantastic should be issued to every new mom.....really important advice about taking care of yourself at a time when you really are foc used on everyone but yourself.....

a real gem of a book
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5.0 out of 5 stars must-read for moms (and dads) 31 Oct 2002
By gretchen mcdougall - Published on
Unlike most self-help books, whose gimmicks are evident in the first chapter and merely reiterated throughout the rest of the book, each chapter of Mother Nurture covers fresh territory and offers the appropriate solutions. From sleep deprivation to rekindling the relationship with your partner, it's all in here. Problems are laid out using examples and the advice is practical, doable, and in plain Engish. All moms are sure to see themselves in this book, and there is plenty for dads to mull over as well (leave this book lying open to the chapters on intimacy, and if he picks it up, it may just disappear for days while he reads it all). This is now my gift to all new parents, and many of the veterans, within my circle of friends. And if I fail to improve my own lot as a mom, it will be strictly my own fault!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last! A comprehensive self-help book for mothers. 13 May 2002
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I've read scores of baby-related advice books, but until now have never come across a book that is so directed at helping the mother. It's such a relief to read in Mother Nurture that much of a mother's exhaustion and depression has very real, physiological problems that can be corrected. The authors help direct women towards solving whatever mom-related problem they're experiencing. It's a wise, sympathetic, and intelligent book.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally - A Name for How I am Feeling... 5 Aug 2002
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This book is a rare find! After years of desperately searching for answers to why I was feeling so exhausted, depressed, physically sick, and stressed in motherhood and marital relationship, this book has pulled all of these aspects together and given it a name. I had visited many different doctors who focused on single complaint areas (physical and psychological) but never thought that all of the symptoms could be causal and interrelated. The authors beautifully discuss everything from hormone balance, nutritional deficiencies, external stressors, and relationship/gender differences. They then offer a myriad of recovery/replentishment suggestions encompassing both western and alternative methods, along with a comprehensive appendix of how to find the support you need to overcome Depleted Mother Syndrome. I bought 2 other copies for my sister and a friend.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Parent Needs this Book 6 May 2002
By Todd Parks - Published on
This is a fantastic resource for all Moms and Dads. As a mother of a 21 month old I found this book to be an invaluable resource on taking care of myself. Mother Nurture really teaches you in a very sensible way with easy to incorporate solutions how to take care of yourself so that you can be a healthier Mom, friend and partner. Every parent needs this book!
You couldn't ask for a better Mother's Day Gift!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable-indespensible-must have! 3 Feb 2003
By Anne Mattos-Leedom - Published on
I have been overwhelmed with wonderful, but sometimes redundant parenting advice. It is refreshing to have such wonderful information about how to keep moms from losing their balance so they can raise the kids they want to raise. The authors have provided the strategies for moms to get their needs met, which is the key to meeting the needs of a child. Offering practical ideas and information on many crucial topics, including stress, moods, energy, and keeping a couple strong, along with addressing health and work issues, Mother Nurture is truly the most valuable book all parents can have.....or give. I highly recommend reading this book as part of your bedtime routine.
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