The Birth Song Botanicals Blog

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

In many ways, the first days and weeks with your new baby are just the two of you—mama and baby, learning each other and figuring out your new normal. Sure, there are usually others around. Your partner, grandparents, maybe baby’s siblings. But it’s hardly “breastfeeding in public.”

There’s something of a bubble around mama and baby. No matter what’s going on around you, there’s always going to be a different sort of bond between the two of you. The rest of the world fades away. For awhile, as you’re resting and recovering from birth, it really can be just the two of you. But eventually, the baby moon will end and you’ll need to venture into the outside world, and that’s when the question of breastfeeding in public arises.

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Healing Salve is the Best Natural Remedy for Bumps and Bruises

Healing Salve is the Best Natural Remedy for Bumps and Bruises

As soon as starts to get warm out, we are outside more and more every day. If your kids are like my son, they'll be coming in for dinner with a new scratch, bump, bruise, or bug bite every other night. What is a mama to do? Well, she needs to wash it off, kiss away the pain, and apply Healing Salve to each and every ouch.

Healing Salve can be applied to any place on your body from your elbows to your toes and everywhere in between The ingredients are so clean you could eat it! 

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Top 4 Herbal Products for Babies

Top 4 Herbal Products for Babies

I'm not one to advocate a large stash of gadgets and products for babies. Instead, keep a few multi-purpose must-have items on hand. That way, you are not overly cluttered with duplicate items in your house. 

 

Having said that, these are the four herbal products for babies that I consider necessary items.

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Plantain: Nature's Best Anti-Itch Bug Bite Relief Remedy

Plantain: Nature's Best Anti-Itch Bug Bite Relief Remedy

Oh, sweet summertime! How I love you! The sun rises early and sets late. I get to spend more time in the garden and on long mountain hikes. Honestly, though, summertime in Arkansas is both beautiful and brutal! We have so many bugs, ticks, mosquitos, and chiggers. Fortunately, we also have fireflies! No seriously, during the summer, my whole family is riddled with itchy bug bites and insect stings for months.  

Today I'm going to share one of my favorite summertime herbs with you. Plantain is one of the best natural anti-itch bug bite relief remedy known to humankind! Stick around if you can relate to loving summer and needing relief from all the itchy bug bites.  

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How To Treat A Sunburn Naturally

How To Treat A Sunburn Naturally

When the inevitable happens and a summer day ends with sunkissed cheeks – or, worse, uncomfortable sunburns, have a remedy on hand! Gels, salves, and sprays can all be soothing. You want a good sunburn remedy to sooth the pain, reduce inflammation, and moisten skin that will eventually dry out and peel.

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How to Plan or Prevent Pregnancy

How to Plan or Prevent Pregnancy

This is a must read blog if you want to know how to plan or prevent a pregnancy naturally and safely. Now more than ever, women must claim the power of their bodies!

We live in a time of so much information and it is hard to sift through everything especially if there are still these inaccurate myths circulating.

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Red Clover- A Nourishing Herb and a Catalyst for Self-Actualization

Red Clover- A Nourishing Herb and a Catalyst for Self-Actualization

Hey Beautiful, today, we’re talking about Red Clover Blossoms. I'll share with you why Red Clover is a wonderful herbal ally for women and for lung health. I’ll also share my personal and direct interaction with Red Clover. This is not a video that solely focuses on an impressive list of therapeutic qualities and phytochemicals of Red Clover. This video is primarily about the insights that I'm learning from Red Clover on a personal and spiritual level. Red Clover teaches us about protection, Qigong, receiving, reciprocity, deep listening, and self-actualization.

Red Clover is a cleanser and a healer. She helps things move through you so you can release and detoxify. And she helps you move through things. We are in a time of rapid consciousness shifts and awakenings. Red Clover helps protect and clear you as you move through the stages of awakening and self-actualization.

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Include Your Partner And Speak the Love Languages of Birth

Include Your Partner And Speak the Love Languages of Birth

I want to take time out and acknowledge all the awesome dads out there. Today's post is dedicated to the beautiful men in our lives. We will explore loving ways to communicate and how you can include and involve your partner in meaningful ways during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

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Herb Spotlight: Calendula Benefits

Herb Spotlight: Calendula Benefits

I combined calendula with other herbs in our postpartum herb bath to help aid in rapid perineal recovery and soothe hemorrhoids after giving birth. Calendula is also in our Nipple Salve, Diaper Salve and Healing Salve because it helps repair sore nipples, inflamed skin caused by diaper rash and it works as first aid skin care.  Calendula is why our Cesarean Recovery Spray leaves your incision feeling fresh and clean as your body heals.

Let me tell you a little more about this delightful plant and why you might want to grow some yourself...

 

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Realistic Newborn Sleep Expectations

Realistic Newborn Sleep Expectations

Sleep is one of the hardest adjustments when bringing a baby into the family. Not only do newborns have more demanding sleep expectations than we do, but each baby has their own needs, and they often change with growth spurts and stages of life. But with a basic understanding of baby’s sleep needs and a willingness to listen to your mama and papa instincts, you can make it through the sleep challenges of baby and toddlerhood. 

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