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Breastfeeding 101- Best Breastfeeding Practices

Breastfeeding 101- Best Breastfeeding Practices

Whether you're brand new to breastfeeding or just looking for a refresher, you are in the right place. Today is all about Breastfeeding 101 we are covering the 9 Best Breastfeeding Practices to support you and your baby as you learn to nurse. This video will help you avoid and navigate through the most common breastfeeding problems. My goal is to support your breastfeeding journey and help you make it a smooth and enjoyable as possible.

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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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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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Pregnancy Sleep Survival Guide

Pregnancy Sleep Survival Guide

It’s easy to say that the sleeplessness is only preparing you for long nights adjusting to new sleep expectations for baby, but losing sleep is far from easy to deal with. Use this pregnancy sleep guide to help prepare yourself or a loved one for the sleep challenges they are likely to face, or as a quick reference to know you’re not alone and that there are ways to cope.

Supporting your body with vitamins and minerals can lead to better sleep and overall improved comfort. Good Night Tincture, which can be taken before bed, and Lady in Waiting tea, which can be enjoyed all day or warm in the evening, can both support restful sleep.

 

 

 

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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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Making Thyme and Lavender Herbal Baths for Children

Making Thyme and Lavender Herbal Baths for Children

Thyme for their lungs, thyme for their sore throats, thyme for their colds.

I find myself incorporating lots of thyme–and time–into my herbal practice. After working with my own family and midwifery families, I began to realize the remarkable benefits thyme has to offer to our children.

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The Benefits of Using Herbs for Kids

The Benefits of Using Herbs for Kids
Communities and cultures across the globe have used herbal medicine to treat illness for more than a millennia. Long before corporations took over the healthcare industry and turned it into a profit-driven machine, people were healing themselves with what the earth provided. From turning echinacea flowers into cold-fighting tea to using valerian root to get a good night’s sleep – there is little that can’t be helped by natural medicine.
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Four Ways to Increase Fertility Naturally

Four Ways to Increase Fertility Naturally

Without adding to the burden of fertility challenges, I’d like to offer up some simple yet profound ways that can support you while you are on this journey. If you'd like to increase fertility naturally, I think there is more to it than something to do or take. Here are the four tips I'd share.

Fertile Ground herbal tincture is intended to support and regulate a healthy menstrual cycle, improve fertility and prepare the body for pregnancy.

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How to Nurture a New Mom

How to Nurture a New Mom
After giving birth, a new mother goes through tremendous changes physically, emotionally, and hormonally. She changes more during the first 72 hours postpartum than she does during her entire pregnancy! Her body is no longer dominated by progesterone and estrogen. Now, she is under the influence of lactogen and prolactin, two wonderful feel-good hormones that make it possible for her to nurse her newborn. Continue reading

Hiring A Home birth Midwife Starts With An Effective Consultation

Hiring A Home birth Midwife Starts With An Effective Consultation

Did you just find out you are pregnant and are starting to look for a midwife? Awesome and congratulations! You are in the right place at the right time because Today's episode of Apothecary Wisdom is dedicated to helping you hire the best midwife for your home birth by preparing you to have an effective consultation. I want you to know what to do before, during, and after your consultation so you can have the safe and empowering home birth you desire.

 

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