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How to Include Your Partner in Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum

How to Include Your Partner in Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum

With Fathers Day coming up, I want to take time out and acknowledge all the awesome dads out there. One of the unexpected gifts of my midwifery career is finding a newfound respect for men. Prior to being a midwife, I'll admit that I had very little actual respect for men. Having the honor of attending births and serving hundreds of families, I've had the unique experience of being invited into one of the most powerful and transformative experiences in both men and women's lives.  

 

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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Home Birth Supply List

Home Birth Supply List

For the laboring mother, the work of birth is internal. You’re focusing on breathing and your baby as you move toward that moment when her velvet skin will be on your chest. Meanwhile, the birth team is busy with their own tasks, which aren’t so self-contained. They'll use tools and supplies from beginning to end to help you move through birth as comfortably as possible. Though birth will happen no matter what, some important supplies can help your team support you in safe and comforting ways.

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Passion Flower: A Herb For Relaxation And Sleep

Passion Flower: A Herb For Relaxation And Sleep

When searching for ways to calm our bodies for rest and relaxation, Passion Flower often comes to the forefront of most people's minds. We dive deeper into the medicinal offerings of Passion Flower, as well as how we blend Passion Flower into our practice here at Birth Song Botanicals.

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Birth Song Can Help You Get More Sleep

Birth Song Can Help You Get More Sleep

Each of our days are filled to the brim with so many tasks and obligations, we sometimes forget how this can impact us later when we are finally able to tune out and rest at the end of a long day. Birth Song Botanicals is here to help you achieve that deep relaxation and sleep our bodies need.

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Hypnotic Herbs for Deep Healing Sleep

Hypnotic Herbs for Deep Healing Sleep

On this episode of Apothecary Wisdom, we explore a class of herbs called Hypnotics. Hypnotic herbs offer a plethora of support when looking to remedy insomnia and achieve a deep, satisfying sleep.

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3 Benefits of Herbal Pregnancy Tea to Help Prepare You for Birth

3 Benefits of Herbal Pregnancy Tea to Help Prepare You for Birth

Organic Herbal pregnancy tea provides vital hydration, vitamins and minerals for your growing and changing body.  In this post, you'll learn 3 benefits of drinking herbal tea while you grow your baby and prepare your body to give birth.  You will also learn about my personal favorite herbs in Lady in Waiting Herbal Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Tea that supports your optimal health as you embrace motherhood.

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Breastfeeding After a C-Section

Breastfeeding After a C-Section

Breastfeeding after a caesarean birth, in many ways, is the same as breastfeeding after a vaginal birth. However, there are a few things you will want to be aware of, and perhaps a few things you may be concerned about. It is always best to prepare ahead of time, make sure you have the support that you need, and get all your resources in place so that you can be successful breastfeeding.


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How to Induce Labor Naturally

How to Induce Labor Naturally

As a midwife and an herbalist, I’m frequently asked how to induce labor naturally. I understand the angst and worry that comes when we think baby should be here by now, especially if you are getting pressure from your doctor to induce your labor. If you are going to attempt to induce labor with natural methods, these are some things you might try first.  Our Lady in Waiting tea is a gentle way to prepare your body for birth.

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