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Self Care Must Haves for New Moms

Self Care Must Haves for New Moms

Your postpartum time with your new baby can be a magical time of bonding, snuggles, sweet baby sounds, breastfeeding, healing, and rest. It can also be exhausting, frustrating, physically uncomfortable, and challenging. Focusing on your own care means you will more easily be able to care for your newborn. For many of us, it is hard to put our own needs first - as women we often focus on what is best for the whole group, and put our individual needs behind others. However, when you have just given birth and are caring for a newborn, your needs and the baby’s needs work together in a special way. When you are taken care of, it is easier for you to take care of your baby. Now is the time to focus on what is best for you and your newborn.

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Using Herbs for Easy Umbilical Cord Care

Using Herbs for Easy Umbilical Cord Care

Cutting the cord is such a momentous occasion that it’s become a metaphor for a transition into independence. But after the ceremonial cut is over and the beautiful moment has passed, what you’re left with is anything but beautiful. Umbilical cord care can be annoying at best and an infection risk at worst. Learn here how to use herbs to help the cord stump heal better, faster, and safer.

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How to Use Leftover Birth Song Products

How to Use Leftover Birth Song Products

During your pregnancy, you enjoyed Lady in Waiting tea to nourish your body and prepare your uterus. Afterward, you soothed your body and hormones with Nourished Mother and gave your body what it needed to make milk with Let There Be Milk and Nursing Nectar. You might have even used Fertile Ground to help encourage fertility to become pregnant in the first place! Your baby was wrapped in herbal goodness from his first Postpartum Herb Bath to the Cord Care Powder and Diaper Salve that helped protect and heal his body as it adjusted to the new world. But now he’s getting bigger, his cord long gone, your uterus is back to normal and your milk supply has regulated...and you’ve got a stash of products just sitting around. Now what?

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Diaper Rash Remedy that Works

Diaper Rash Remedy that Works

When you spot the first signs of a diaper rash, relief is all that’s on your mind. Judging by the inflamed, red, tender skin you see, your little one just wants to be soothed as well. If you’ve ever had skin chafing and irritated, you know how miserable it can be. You both just want a diaper rash remedy that actually works – and fast.

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Perineal Care After Childbirth

Perineal Care After Childbirth

One of my clients was asked by a friend, “What is the biggest difference in your body before and after birth?” First and foremost, let me remind you how amazing your body is. Your pelvic floor, vagina, and perineum are made to give birth. Having realistic expectations and some basic supplies will help you prepare.

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Top 4 Organic Herbal Products for Newborns that Natural Moms Love!

Top 4 Organic Herbal Products for Newborns that Natural Moms Love!

When it comes down to it, newborns need very little. Keep close to mama, keep warm, keep clean, keep fed. A good baby carrier and a budding nursing relationship are the best things you can have for your newborn. As a bonus, a few good herbal products for newborns can be good to have on hand, as well.

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